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Question: What certifications must the forklift have in order to sell forklifts?

Kaang

Plastic
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Nov 16, 2021
I'm designing forklift, im just wondering what certifications must the forklift have in order to sell forklifts?
 

DDoug

Diamond
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Oct 18, 2005
Location
NW Pa
Exactly. In the USA you need approvals from DOT and OSHA, as well as other agencies.

And EE ratings for some jobs, mining has others.

Starting to sound like we are doing a homework assignment for a slacker student.
 

crickets

Hot Rolled
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Jul 3, 2021
It might be easier to "reverse-engineer" this - look at a new factory machine in terms of which certifications it comes with to determine what's required.
 

Bondo

Hot Rolled
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May 14, 2011
Location
Bridgeton NJ
Easiest way to figure that out is to do what others do and rip it right off from other machines.

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AJ H

Hot Rolled
Joined
Feb 5, 2019
Put handles and footholds on the counterweight so it's easier for a bunch of people to hold onto when you have to balance a heavy load.
 

Scottl

Diamond
Joined
Nov 3, 2013
Location
Eastern Massachusetts, USA
We will use it in factory to carry products after manufacturing

If it will only be used in your own factory and never sold commercially or exported to other countries it mainly depends on your country's rules for workplace safety.

Keep in mind that if the design or construction is dangerous and someone gets hurt you may have to pay damages to them or their family.
 

DDoug

Diamond
Joined
Oct 18, 2005
Location
NW Pa
We will use it in factory to carry products after manufacturing

But yet, the title you posted says otherwise :
"Question: What certifications must the forklift have in order to sell forklifts?"

Clearly you have problems.
 

Ox

Diamond
Joined
Aug 27, 2002
Location
West Unity, Ohio
Personally - I am a proponent of the "Beg forgiveness later" approach, and under that guide, I would just start selling, and down the road - if someone decides that you need something that you don't have yet, they'll let you know.


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Ox
 

DDoug

Diamond
Joined
Oct 18, 2005
Location
NW Pa
Personally - I am a proponent of the "Beg forgiveness later" approach, and under that guide, I would just start selling, and down the road - if someone decides that you need something that you don't have yet, they'll let you know.


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Think Snow Eh!
Ox

I thought that was the "Shoot First and apologize later" technique.....:D
 

country_boy

Aluminum
Joined
Nov 22, 2004
Location
Alabama/Georgia
I just checked our clarklift cushy tire rider- I don’t think it has any certs. It claims compliance with several industry standards and OSHA- but I dont see any evidence of a real cert ( like UL). Did not the to check the propane system.

20 year old lift- absolutely perfect condition. Primary operator is an admin who likes white dresses. The forklift must be kept clean and never parked outside. I had to wash it once cuz I ran it down a dirt road. There is a dust cover on the seat.
 

m16ty

Hot Rolled
Joined
May 11, 2016
There are no “certifications” that I know of to build and sell in the US. The lift will have to be OSHA and EPA compliant though.
Just keep in mind though, if you build something with a design flaw, you can be sued into oblivion, especially if somebody gets hurt or killed.
 








 
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