1. What are Forklift Slippers?

Forklift Slippers are a popular forklift attachment that enable you to increase the length of your forklift tines and improve the versatility of your forklift. Space Rescue have a large range of forklift extensions sizes for sale to suit most forklifts.

Space Rescue’s high quality, slim profile Forklift Extensions are fully certified, fitted with compliance plates and are supplied with a comprehensive instruction manual.

Yellow forklift fitted with a pair of forklift extension slippers

2. Sizes and Dimensions of Forklift Slippers

Note: Slipper Lengths (L, mm) and corresponding maximum FTTS (forklift tine throat size) options (W x D, mm)

A great choice of Slippers Forklift lengths are available, ranging from 1.6m to 3.0m. Selection will depend upon the load you wish to lift plus your forklift tine length, forklift tyne throat size and forklift capacity.

a) 1600 mm Long … suiting FTTS up to either (i) 100 x 45, (ii) 130 x 50 or (iii) 155 x 55 … Standard

b)  1780 mm … suiting FTTS up to either (i) 100 x 45, (ii) 130 x 50, (iii) 155 x 55 or (iv) 160 x 65 … Standard

c)  2000 mm … suiting FTTS up to either (i) 100 x 45, (ii) 130 x 50, (iii) 155 x 55 or (iv) 160 x 65 … Standard
New length option

d)  2100 mm … suiting FTTS up to either (i) 100 x 45, (ii) 130 x 50, (iii) 155 x 55 or (iv) 160 x 65 … Standard

e)  2400 mm … suiting FTTS up to either (i) 100 x 45, (ii) 130 x 50, (iii) 155 x 55 or (iv) 160 x 65 … Standard

f)  3000 mm … suiting FTTS up to either (i) 155 x 55 or (ii) 160 x 65 … Standard

[Custom Built Forklift Extension Slippers are available and are designed for larger forklift tines with lengths up to 3.5m and 16 Tonnne capacities.]

Dimensioned sketch of Forklift Extension Slippers

3. Standard or Custom pair of Forklift Extensions?

Aside from the length of forklift extension required, it is important to make a decision based on the lifting capacity of your forklift and the maximum weight of the products to be lifted.

Our custom Forklift Slippers are deigned for larger forklifts with larger tines. 8 & 12 Tonne slipper capacities up to 3m in length plus 16 Tonne capacity for slippers up to 3.5m in length


4. Specifications for Forklift Tine Extensions

a) Material:
… made of High Tensile Grade Steel
b) Finish:
… Standard = Zinc Plated for added protection
c) Style:
… Standard = enclosed slippers
d) Locking Pin
… each slipper includes a locking pin to enable it to be secured to the tine to prevent if from accidentally slipping off of the forklift tine.


5. Compliance and Safety for Forklift Slippers

a) Compliance
All of of our fork lift slippers come with a rating plate fitted.

b) Safety
Your order will include a set of operating instructions and a pair of locking pins per slipper set.

Isometric sketch of silver coloured forklift slippers

6. Australian Standard for Fork Tine Extensions

Our forklift extensions have been designed and manufactured in accordance with Australian Standard AS 2359.15 in a high tensile grade steel. As per AS2359.15, forklift slippers designed for general usage should be no longer than 167% of the supporting forklift tine’s length.


7. Forklift Extensions Performance

The use of tine extensions will no doubt increase the load centre of your Forklift Truck Tines. This will result in a de-rating of the forklifts lifting specifications. The resulting lifting capacity may be limited by either the forklift or the extended tines own capacity limitations. It would be worth gaining an understanding of this prior to use.


8. Example for a pair of 2100mm long Fork Lift Slippers

If you had forklift tines that measured 120 mm x 50 mm at the throat, you would need length option ‘e’ with pocket opening type (ii). Furthermore, type (i) would be too small (ie. not possible to insert tines), whilst type (iii) would be too big (ie. too loose, sloppy fit).


9. Availability

Space Rescue have Forlift Slippers for sale on short lead-times. They are made in Australia.


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