Forklift Attachments

Forklift attachments can take your industrial equipment to a new level of productivity.  Trucks can be ordered from the factory with special attachments, or dealerships can install attachments aftermarket.  The summary of attachments below can help you discern your particular needs in order to bring your business to a better place.


Side shifters shift a load from side to side for reduced handling time and improved maneuverability. There are models to match nearly every type of lift truck backrest. Shipped fully assembled for immediate installation with no welding required.

F-Series   Side   Shifter   Features   From    Cascade:

High Visibility: The F-Series Side Shifter is designed for maximum visibility so loads are easier to see.

Uniform Speed: Double-ended cylinder rod design provides equal side shift speeds in both directions.

Pre-Drilled for Easy Upgrade: Cascade F-Series Side Shifters are shipped pre-drilled and ready to accept the REVOLUTION Kit.

No-Weld Mounting: All Cascade Side Shifters are shipped pre-assembled and greased, ready to install. No welding, drilling or tapping required.

Meets International Industry Standards: The F-Series Side Shifter complies with ANSI/ITSDF and International Standard Organization (ISO) standards.

Compatible: High pressure cylinder allows compatibility with trucks using up to 3,500 PSI / 241 bar without the need for additional pressure reliefs.

Fork Positioner

Fork Positioners allow lift truck operators to move the forks quickly and accurately to fit different pallet sizes without leaving their seats. Especially when the width of the load changes constantly. For this reason, fork positioners are the most frequent attachment found on forklift trucks after side shifters. They increase the flexibility and profitability with more handling capacity of every forklift truck.

Extended Forks

Extended forks allow the lift to handle large and odd shaped loads.


Push/Pulls allow you to ship, receive and warehouse unit load on inexpensive slip sheets rather than pallets.  Products typically handled with a push/pull include bagged products such as seed, agricultural products and cement; cased food, electronics, cosmetics and bottled beverages.


Rotators add 360-degree revolving motion, in both directions, to truck forks. They are used in food processing and manufacturing for inverted and dumping loads.

Single-Double Pallet Handler

These allow drivers to use same lift truck to handle either single or double pallet loads. Each pallet handler is specifically constructed to be used in various industries that include bottling, brewing or shipping. It is designed to aide its users to work in demanding conditions and operations in different material handling industries. A single pallet can be controlled and its forks can be spread hydraulically in order to carry and side-shift a multitude of pallets.



clampFork Clamps: Operate both as a clamp and a fork positioner. Awkward loads, such as crates, bales and tires can be clamped between the forks. The ability to position the forks speeds pallet handling and reduces wear and tear on the pallets

Paper Roll Clamps: Meeting the paper roll industry’s need for damage free roll handling with maximum efficiency, Cascade offers a full line of paper roll clamps and roll clamp damage reduction options to handle paper rolls regardless of diameter, weight or type of paper.

Multi-purpose Clamps: Multi-Purpose Clamps efficiently and economically handle many types of corrugated, metal and wooden containers as well as baled product. Substantially reduce or completely eliminate the need for pallets and the associated cost of pallet purchase or rental, maintenance, disposal and storage.

Bar Arm Clamps: Designed primarily for the textile industry, Cascade Bar Arm Clamps are used for handling rolls of cloth material such as towels, linens and denim.

Summit Handling Systems, Inc. (SHS) is an exclusive industrial equipment dealer in Connecticut and areas of New York and Massachusetts. In business over 50 years, SHS employs experienced personnel eager to provide solutions for your material handling operation. Whether we’re providing quality new, used, rental equipment or fleet maintenance, customer satisfaction is the key to our success. Contact us today!

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