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> From: 	Jim Kestner[SMTP:jkestner(--nospam--at)somervilleinc.com]
> Reply To: 	seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
> Sent: 	Wednesday, November 18, 1998 8:34 AM
> To: 	seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
> Subject: 	Re: Fork-lift Trucks
> 
> Jim,
> Would you please send me a copy also. My fax number is 714-567-2632.
> Please indicate my name on the fax. Thanks in advance.
> 
> Nutan Shah
> 
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> 
> I have a copy of a composite table averaged from various truck
> manufacturer's
> data that gives the load on the drive axle and wheel spacings. I believe I
> got
> this out of an old PCA publication. I use this for designing slabs when
> owners
> cannot supply specific wheel load data. Send me your fax number and I will
> fax
> you a copy.
> 
> Jim Kestner, P.E.
> Green Bay, Wi
> 
> Horning, Dick/CVO wrote:
> 
> > If your client doesn't know how much weight he needs to lift, you're
> really
> > dead in the water.
> > If he knows the required payload, you need to look at equipment
> brochures,
> > or maybe a cost estimating guide such as Richardson will give info on
> the
> > truck weight.  I'm not aware of an easy rule of thumb to get that.
> > Conservatively, the front axle (next to the forks) will take not more
> than
> > 100% of the combined weight of payload and vehicle before it overturns.
> > IKG, before they merged with Borden, had charts in their grating catalog
> (ca
> > 1973) for different sizes of forklifts.  They were based on 85% of
> combined
> > load on the axle, and recommended a 30% impact factor.
> >
> > Hope this helps some.
> >
> >         -----Original Message-----
> >         From:   Michael D Zaitz [SMTP:mzaitz(--nospam--at)surfsouth.com]
> >         Sent:   Tuesday, November 17, 1998 5:16 PM
> >         To:     seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
> >         Subject:        Fork-lift Trucks
> >
> >         Hello,
> >
> >         Is there anyway to get generic information for forklift trucks.
> Say
> > if
> >         the owner needs a 3000lbs capacity truck it will typically have
> a
> > wheel
> >         spacing of 37" and for pneumatic tires a contact area of 10 in^2
> and
> > an
> >         axle load of 12500 lbs.  This would be handy for designing slabs
> on
> > grade
> >         in warehouses where the owner does not know who he will get the
> > trucks
> >         from, just that he needs some (and usually does not know the
> > capacity
> >         needed).
> >
> >         Thanks,
> >
> >         Mike
> >
> >
> >
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