AskCascade: 8 Easy Steps to Fork Inspection

How much wear is acceptable on a fork?

No matter the industry or type of work your lift truck performs, it’s important to practice proper fork maintenance and inspect forks on a regular basis. Cascade’s easy guide to fork inspection will help you determine what wear is normal and when to remove a fork from service. In this video, we’ll show you the step-by-step inspection process.

  • Step 1: Check blade wear with Cascade caliper
  • Step 2: Check the hooks or bushing for wear
  • Step 3: Inspect for surface cracks
  • Step 4: Check the blade & shank for straightness
  • Step 5: Check the fork angle with Cascade caliper
  • Step 6: Check the tip alignment
  • Step 7: Check fork retention hardware
  • Step 8: Check fork identification

Cascade has some helpful resources available to help guide you through this inspection process. The Fork Safety Guide with full instructions is available in a variety of languages to make regular fork inspection easy. To order your own hard copy of the guide, complete with calipers, visit the Cascade website here, or reach out to your local Cascade representative.

Cascade forks offer a highly effective product backed by incredible support from Cascade and a global quality assurance system. Our forks are made with strict guidelines to ensure they meet high standards:

  • Manufactured with only the highest quality steel
  • Vigorously tested to exceed 1 million cycles at 1.25 times the rated capacity around the world
  • All forks meet or exceed national and international standards – including ISO 2328, ISO 2330, and ANSI B.56

Our offerings include a full range of fork products for a wide cross-section of industrial and commercial applications. Find out more about Cascade forks here.

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