A fork truck becomes a vacuum-powered lifter thanks to Anver's forklift mounting sleeves.
New forklift mounting sleeves convert fork trucks into vacuum-powered lifters, according to manufacturer Anver Corp., Hudson, Mass. Reportedly, the hybrid system has a 2,200-lb capacity and handles all types of sheet, plate, and large panels.
Two sleeves comprise the system, which accepts standard 26-in. forks and mounts onto the beam of an Anver VPF-57 series vacuum lifter. The lifter comes with a pendant control that can be mounted inside the fork-truck cab.
Shops can also use the lifter with a crane hook for boom attachment.