Forks

Morrison offers forks for all makes and models of forklifts and other industrial equipment.

Fork Terminology

Blade The horizontal portion of the fork upon which the load is supported.
Heel The radiused portion of the fork connecting the blade to the shank.
Shank The upright (vertical) portion of the fork to which the supporting forks are fixed.
Hooks Lugs attached to the shank to support and retain the fork on the carriage.
Tube The tube used for mounting forks onto shaft-type carriages.
Tip The free end of the blade.
Positioning Lock Device for locating the fork on the fork carriage.
Flanks The side faces of the blade and shank.

Fork Types

Designed to handle carpet rolls. Blade is contoured to handle coils – capacity is reduced according to the size of the contour. Designed to handle bricks and blocks.
Enables forklifts to maneuver in areas where movement is restricted. Extends the length of the fork blade. Fork extensions should never exceed 1.5 times the length of the fork.
Available in forged heel, square heel, single taper, and double taper. For use in hazardous environments. Most popular are covered in brass. Designed to handle tires and drums.

Fork Tips

Fork tips and tip bevels are required for ease of entry into load, depending on the application.

Standard Fork Tip
For most applications.
Tapered Fork Tip
For narrow pockets.
Square Fork Tip
Lumber forks and wide forks.
Round Fork Tip
Interchangeable with standard tip.

Fork Bevels

Bevels can be requested. There are four basic designs.

Standard Taper, Standard Taper with Bevel, Standard full taper, chisel tip

Fork Tapers

Fork tapers are required to enhance the ease of travel of the fork when engaged into a load.

Standard Fork Taper
Common for pallet skids.
Full Taper Polished Fork
Easy to slide under objects on the floor and used in lumber applications shorter than 72”.
Full Taper Fork
For smaller, shorter pallet skids.