FORKLIFTS

Warehouse forklift truck moving pallet using forks.

Warehouse or Industrial Forklifts mainly use ITA/Hook type forks. ITA/Hook forks are classified based on truck capacity and carriage size set by industry standard ANSI B56.11.4, see chart below:

Measurements back height and distance between hooks from hook type spec sheet
Class Capacity Working Back Height (h1) Distance Between Hooks (h2)
CL 2
2,000 – 5,500 lbs
18.50"
15.04"
CL 3
5,501 - 10,000 lbs
22.36"
18.78"
CL 4
10,001 - 17,500 lbs
29.25"
23.54"

There are other less common variations of ITA/Hook forks, such as class 1 (small lifts), class 5 (large forklifts) and class B (Piggy backs or European narrow aisle forklifts).

Pallet of ITA hook type forks for warehouse or industrial forklifts

ATTENTION!

Some warehouse or industrial forklifts use Pin type Forks. Pin Forks do not follow any dimension or carriage fitting standard. Hence, there are a few options to identify your Pin Forks:

  • Fill out a Spec Sheet  / MSI production lot# / Provide fork part#

SEE BELOW OUR MOST POPULAR ITA/HOOK FORKS

Standard in-stock lengths are: 42", 48", 54", 60", 72" and 96"

  • Truck capacity: 2,000 - 5,000 lbs
  • Truck capacity: 5,501 - 10,000 lbs
  • Truck capacity: 10,001 - 17,500 lbs
  • Blade options
  • Tip options
  • Class 2 forks
  • Truck capacity 2,000 - 5,000 lbs
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  • Common section sizes in-stock for quick delivery, up to 96” length:
  • - 1.5"x4" : capacity per pair 5,500 lbs @ 24" load center
  • - 1.75"x4" : capacity per pair 6,900 lbs @ 24" load center
  • - 1.5"x5" : capacity per pair 6,800 lbs @ 24" load center
  • - 1.75"x5" : capacity per pair 8,700 lbs @ 24" load center
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  • The documents below can help you to select your Fork:
  • ITA/Hook ANSI B56.11.4 Chart (ISO 2328)
  • ITA/Hook Fork Spec Sheet
  • Capacity Chart
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  • Contact us for other section sizes and options.
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  • The capacity per pair must be equal or greater than your truck capacity.
  • For heavy applications, please consider a higher capacity fork. 
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  • Class 3 forks
  • Truck capacity 5,001 - 10,000 lbs
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  • Common section sizes in-stock for quick delivery, up to 96” length:
  • - 1.5"x5" : capacity per pair 6,800 lbs @ 24" load center
  • - 1.75"x5" : capacity per pair 8,700 lbs @ 24" load center
  • - 2"x5" : capacity per pair 10,700 lbs @ 24" load center
  • - 2"x6" : capacity per pair 12,900 lbs @ 24" load center
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  • The documents below can help you to select your Fork:
  • ITA/Hook ANSI B56.11.4 Chart (ISO 2328)
  • ITA/Hook Fork Spec Sheet
  • Capacity Chart
  •  
  • Contact us for other section sizes and options.
  •  
  • The capacity per pair must be equal or greater than your truck capacity.
  • For heavy applications, please consider a higher capacity fork.
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  • Class 4 forks
  • Truck capacity 10,001 - 17,500 lbs
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  • Common section sizes in-stock for quick delivery, up to 96” length:
  • - 2"x6" : capacity per pair 12,900 lbs @ 24" load center
  • - 2.25"x6" : capacity per pair 18,600 lbs @ 24" load center
  • - 2.5"x6" : capacity per pair 21,800 lbs @ 24" load center
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  • The documents below can help you to select your Fork:
  • ITA/Hook ANSI B56.11.4 Chart (ISO 2328)
  • ITA/Hook Fork Spec Sheet
  • Capacity Chart
  •  
  • Contact us for other section sizes and options.
  •  
  • The capacity per pair must be equal or greater than your truck capacity.
  • For heavy applications, please consider a higher capacity fork.
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MSI standard blade finishes

Contact us for other blade and taper options.

MSI standard toe & tip options

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TIP STYLES

                      

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