The truck’s plates and significance for lifting

As a truck operator you must be aware of:

  • lift capacity and load centre distance the capacity applies to
  • lift height, any free lift and minimum driving height
  • any lowering of capacity in high lifts
  • weight and axle pressure of the truck.

If you use an attachment, it must have a plate stating:

  • the weight of the attachment
  • the distance of centre of gravity of the attachment
  • maximum lifting capacity.

Never lift more than the maximum permitted
capacity of the truck and attachment.