A rough terrain forklift is a type of industrial vehicle that has been designed for use in challenging conditions. It can handle environments such as gravel, snowy roads and dirt tracks. They are commonly used in the construction industry to move materials from one location to another. For example, they would be used on building sites where there are temporary buildings or when large quantities of materials need to be moved quickly from one place to another. In this blog post, we will discuss everything you wanted to know about Rough Terrain Forklift Training. Visit us at RT Forklift Training to learn about our programs.
According to the Industrial Trucking Association, a rough terrain forklift is a class seven forklift. This generally describes the extreme ground conditions the forklift was built to traverse. I would also add the way rough terrain forklifts function would also separate them from other classes of forklifts
There are two types of RT forklifts.
The telehandler often called a variable reach forklift or zoom-boom is what is most often referred to when speaking about an RT forklift. This forklift has a boom section that lets you elevate and extend your load at great distances.
The other style of RT forklift is called the vertical mast rough terrain forklift. This forklift looks much more like a warehouse forklift, but with very noticeable large tires at the front.
Both forklift styles can carry heavy loads at much further distances than your average forklift.
Since telehandlers are the most common types of rough terrain forklifts, we will focus on them to keep things simple.
The forklift has a steering wheel in the operator cab. You steer the forklift by turning the wheel, just like a car. You can push your transmission forward, leave it in neutral, or pull it back into reverse. Your forklift will have a braking system and you can usually shift gears up or down depending on how much power you need to the wheels.
A rough terrain forklift can be a complicated piece of equipment. There are a lot of controls and safety mechanisms you need to know and understand. When one of these goes down, everyone hears it and sees it. Because they handle such heavyweights at great distances when there is an accident a lot more damage can be done. You need to know how to keep the machine from tipping over. That will be your greatest skill as an operator for your safety and the safety of others.
We offer onsite rough terrain forklift training in Manitoba. Our programs are flexible and we schedule all training on demand. Any time of year.
The course is usually close in price for local training providers. You can pay between $195.00 to a whopping $1500. $1500 dollars? Madness! We think $1500 is kinda crazy. So should you. Our price ranges from $195.00 to $235.00 depending on if you choose a blended online forklift course or an in-person course. You can also enjoy lower prices with group and combined rates.