2-28. TOW FORKLIFT TRUCK.
· If engine Is running and drive shafts are connected, forklift truck
can be towed for a maximum distance of 6 ml (10 km) at speeds
not to exceed 6 mph (10 kph). Towing greater distances or at
higher speeds can cause damage to power train components.
· DO NOT attempt to start disabled forklift truck by towing It. This
will cause damage to transmission.
· If possible, run engine while forklift truck Is being towed. Running
engine will supply oil to service brake system and will lubricate
· If forklift truck must be moved more than 6 ml (10 km), DO NOT
perform this task. Load forklift truck on suitable trailer and
transport it to appropriate maintenance facility.
a. If engine cannot be run, notify Unit Maintenance to remove front and rear drive shafts.
DO NOT attempt to tow forklift truck with any other means than large
tow bar. Failure to follow this caution may result in damage to
b. Connect legs of tow bar to two towing lugs on bottom edge of rear of forklift truck.
c. Connect other end of tow bar to tow
pintle of towing vehicle.
d. Move direction selector lever to N (Neutral) and push in neutral lock button.
e. Turn on emergency flashers on towing vehicle and also on towed forklift truck if power remains in batteries or
engine is running.
f. Release parking brake.
g. If engine is running, operator should be in cab to operate forklift truck brakes and monitor indicators. If engine Is
not running, cab should be empty.
h. If power is available, raise forks high enough to raise boom stop. Lower forks until boom rests on stops.