Straight mast forklifts are the upright vertical assembly on the front of the machine, raising and lowering the load. All forklifts of this nature work through hydraulic displacement for lifting, and gravity for lowering, but there are different mast types with various benefits.
Single Stage Mast – A single stage mast has one channel and a limited lift height. These types of forklift are used for low lift heights. The forks attached to a single stage mast have a limited capability in terms of reach and loads.
Two Stage Mast – Also used for lower lift heights and full free lift applications, the two stage masts are common in high capacity forklifts of 15,000 lbs and above.
We have forklift trucks which are particularly suited to handling loads under more difficult external conditions, with their specially designed masts for intensive use.