The loads moved by a typical material handling vehicle come in a variety of different shapes, physical sizes and weights.
The majority of the forklift operators will experience some difficulty with problems relating to the theoretical forklift lifting capacity as indicated on the manufacturer’s ID plate and the unknown load weights that are moved within the material operating facilities.
When the weight of the load is not clearly marked and the loads are moved to various lifting heights, there is a danger of the vehicle stability. The travel speed and turning radius that cannot be easily judged will have a substantial effect on the load center of the vehicle. The forklift operator must deal with unknown elements that will have an effect on changes in the vehicle’s center of gravity that has moved outside of the