23 January 2013
St Clare Engineering has developed a new quick attach/release drum handler fork attachment; the Grab- O-Matic QR-2-DLR can be securely attached to the forks and released without the need for the truck driver to dismount
A Carriage Hook Plate is bolted to the centre of the fork truck carriage, this can stay on permanently as it does not interfere with the normal lifting and moving of pallets and is only 300mm wide. The forks are inserted fully into the fork pockets and when raised a sprung loaded lever locks behind the Carriage Hook Plate and will only release when the unit is lowered to the ground. This reverses the action and the forks can be withdrawn from the unit.