1. What are Forklift Slippers?

Forklift Extension Slippers are a popular forklift attachment that enable you to increase the length of your forklift tines and therefore improve the lifting capability and versatility of your forklift. Space Rescue have a large size range of Forklift Slippers for sale to suit most forklifts in Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth. Our high quality, slim profile Forklift Slipper 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: Overall Slipper Lengths (L, mm) and corresponding maximum Forkli Tine Throat Size (FTTS) options (W x D, mm)

A great choice of Forklift Slipper lengths are available, ranging from 1.6m to 3.0m overall. 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

b)  1780 mm long

Suiting FTTS up to either (i) 100 x 45, (ii) 130 x 50, (iii) 155 x 55 or (iv) 160 x 65

c)  2000 mm long

Suiting FTTS up to either (i) 100 x 45, (ii) 130 x 50, (iii) 155 x 55 or (iv) 160 x 65

d)  2400 mm long

 Suiting FTTS up to either (i) 100 x 45, (ii) 130 x 50, (iii) 155 x 55 or (iv) 160 x 65

e)  3000 mm long

Suiting FTTS up to either (i) 155 x 55 or (ii) 160 x 65

[We offer Custom Built Forklift Extension Slippers designed for larger forklift tines with lengths up to both 3.5m and 16 Tonne capacities.]

Dimensioned sketch of Forklift Extension Slippers


If for example, you had forklift tines that measured 1200mm in length and 120 mm x 50 mm at the throat, you would need Forklift Slippers with length option (c) 2000mm long with pocket opening type (ii) 130mm x 50mm.

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).

3. Standard or Custom pair of Forklift Extensions?

While 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.

In addition, we design custom Forklift Slippers for sale for larger forklifts with larger tines. 8 & 12 Tonne forklift 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 for Forklift Slippers

Standard = Zinc Plated for added protection

c) Style

Standard = enclosed slippers

d) Locking Pin

Inserted at the throat of each slipper is a locking pin for safety. The pin secures slipper to the forklift tine to prevent them from accidentally slipping off.

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 both a set of operating instructions and a pair of locking pins per slipper set.

c) Australian Standard for Forklift Slippers

Our forklift extensions are designed and manufactured specifically 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.

d) Performance of Forklift Extension Slippers

The use of tine extensions will no doubt increase the load centre of your Forklift Truck Tines. Furthermore, 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.

Isometric sketch of silver coloured forklift slippers

6. Availability of Forklift Slippers

Space Rescue’s Forklift Slippers for sale are also distributed outside of our capital cities to areas and towns including the Sunshine Coast, Gold Coast, Toowoomba, Newcastle, Canberra, Wollongong, Central Coast, Geelong, Ballarat, Bendigo, Albury, Wodonga and Bunbury.

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