Quick attach & release
12 January 2016
St Clare Engineering have developed a Quick Attach/Release drum handler fork attachment, the Grab-O-Matic QR-2-DLR, which can be securely attached to the forks and released without the need for the truck driver to dismount from his cab.
A Carriage Hook Plate is bolted to the centre of the fork truck carriage, this then stays in place 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 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Hook Plate and will only release when the unit is lowered to the ground, this reverses the action and the forks can be withdrawn from the unit.