Forklift Forks / Blades / Tines
The industry standard in Forklift Forks. ITA Forks cross the boundaries of make and manufacturer as one of the few standardized components in the Forklift Industry. The most common sizes being Class II, III, & IV with Class I and Class V being rarities.
ITA Folding Forks Class II & III
ITA Class II & III Folding Forks collapse up against the carriage to shorten the overall length of the truck. Very Useful in tight quarters!
Often called Plywood Forks or Lumber Forks, FTP Forks are obviously designed for those applications. Easily split bundles and stacks of sheet materials and dimensional lumber. The chisel tip, polished top, and full bottom taper eliminate damage to wood products.
Typically found on 15,000lb and greater capacity trucks, Pin Type Forks are retained by a large "Bar" or "Pin" that the forks slide on. There is no standard on pin size or position, so pin types forks are made to order (1-2 weeks). Often Pin-Type Forks will be equipped with positioner anchors and/or lower hooks, be sure to specify.
Since these actually fit over your existing forks, technically they are considered sleeves or extensions, but are most commonly referred to as forks. Used mainly in military and airline / cargo operations, these forks make loading / unloading cargo containers onto and from roller decks quick and easy. Built to order to match load and forklift.
Block / Brick Forks
Typically found in ITA Classes II & III, block forks can also be found in pin-type configurations. Width and Thickness are most commonly 2" x 2" in order to easily fit through the holes in common masonry products. Block forks are usually paired with a block handling carriage with as few as 4, but as many as 12 forks depending on the application. Tip alignment is critical to reduce damage to the fragile brick / blocks.
Like regular forks, only upside down! Inverted forks are a real thing and quite useful in a number of applications. As an example, Inverted forks make handling super-tote bags super easy. By moving the fork blade to the top of the carriage, the driver maintains a clear line of sight to position his forks through the lifting loops without having to duck around the carriage infrastructure.
Typically built for Pin-Type Carriages, Kiss Forks have a built-in offset that allows the fork blades to touch or "Kiss" in the middle.. Since Pin-Type Carriages usually have a center support for the pin, a normal fork wouldn't allow this. KISS forks are often used for handling coils or other materials / packages that require the full capacity of the truck, but have limited fork pocket width.
Boat forks are for (you guessed it) moving boats! Marina's, boat yards, and boat manufacturers require specialized forks to handle boats without damage. Typically very long (12-20'), boat forks are covered or padded to stop damage to the hull.
Fork-Co Leads the Pack
With our industry best lead times (4-5 weeks on complex builds), full in-house engineering and design team, on-site manufacturing and fabrication facility just south of Houston, TX, and very large standard product inventory, Fork-Co is the right choice for your project. We stand behind our products 100%, either it accomplishes your goals, or we aren't done.