SPK FORKLIFT ASSEMBLY
This machine is designed for use in normal outdoor atmospheric conditions. It should not be used in
an enclosed area without adequate ventilation. Do not use the machine in a potentially explosive
atmosphere, i.e., combustible vapors, gas, or dust. Failure to comply may result in injury or death to
Before backing away from a load, ensure the quick hitch is angled slightly forward to prevent fork
tines from springing upward when load is released. Failure to follow this warning may result in
injury to personnel.
The forklift is operated by a main control lever (Figure 1, Item 1) and an auxiliary control lever (Figure 1, Item 2). Pressing the
transmission dump pushbutton (Figure 1, Item 3) on the lever knob quickly disconnects the transmission from the engine. This
gives more power to the forklift. The auxiliary solenoid button (Figure 1, Item 4) on the auxiliary control lever allows the forks
to be either rotated or sideshifted. There is a second transmission kick-down button built into the main loader control knob, for
use when loading with the front bucket.
For individual forklift movements (raise, lower, tilt forward, tilt back), the lever is moved in a "+" pattern. Combined move-
ments can be selected by moving the lever in directions between the four main ones. For example, the forklift is raised by pull-
ing the lever straight back, while to tilt the forklift back the lever must be moved to the left (e.g., if you pull the lever
diagonally back-and-left, the forklift will both rise and tilt back).
The speed of forklift actions depends on how far you move the lever. The further you move it, the faster the action. The lever
is spring-loaded to its central (hold) position. The forklift will stay in any position until you move it.
A decal, located beside the control lever, shows by symbols what lever movements cause which forklift actions. The symbols,
lever movements, and forklift actions are described on the following pages.
Figure 1. Forklift Controls