Tuesday, July 10, 2012

No tipping, please

Liftgate safety
Whenever you operate a liftgate, you should be aware of these safety rules. You should also train anyone else on your staff who might possibly operate the liftgate to learn the same rules.

  • Know the maximum weight the liftgate is capable of lifting (according to the liftgate manufacturer's specifications).
  • Ask your body builder or local Mitsubishi Fuso dealer to calculate the maximum load you can safely place on the liftgate when the truck is empty, without tipping the truck.
  • Know the weight of the load being lifted, and its approximate center of gravity. Never exceed the maximum weights identified in #1 and #2 above.
  • Always move the load off the liftgate and push the cargo forward into the truck as far as possible before lowering the liftgate for another load.

If you have any questions about liftgate safety or use, consult your body builder or liftgate supplier.

About Mitsubishi Fuso

Headquartered in Logan Township, NJ, Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America, Inc. (MFTA) is a subsidiary of Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation, Kawasaki, Japan, an integral part of the Daimler Trucks Division of Daimler AG. With a 25-year heritage in North America, MFTA is focused on delivering trucks with the lowest cost of ownership in their class. Its Class 3-5 diesel-powered, medium-duty cabover trucks are available through more than 200 dealer locations throughout the United States, Canada, and Puerto Rico. More than 100,000 Mitsubishi Fuso standard, 4-wheel-drive and crew cab trucks have been sold in North America to fulfill the transportation needs of a wide variety of businesses and industries, including beverage, catering, refrigerated and dry cargo delivery fleets, vehicle recovery, towing, pest control, plumbing, light construction and landscaping. For more information, visit http://www.mitfuso.com, follow FusoTruck on Twitter, or see our Facebook page.

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