6K shaft weighs (108 lb (49 kg). 10K shaft weighs 200 lb (91 kg). Use suitable lifting device when
removing shaft, or serious injury to personnel could result.
Use care not to damage finish on fork shaft during removal.
With aid of an assistant, remove shaft (5) from carriage (4) and forks (1).
Slide shaft (5) partially out of carriage (4).
Using suitable lifting device, remove shaft (5) from carriage (4) and place on suitable supports.
6K forks weigh 132 lb (60 kg) each. 10K forks weigh 430 lb (195 kg) each. Use suitable lifting device
when removing forks, or serious injury to personnel could result.
Using suitable lifting device, separate forks (1) from carriage (4).
Remove two screws (6), inserts (7), and wear pad (8) from each fork (1).
If equipped with base plates, remove two screws and base plate from each fork.
a.1 Cleaning and Lubricating.
Do not use solvent or steam to clean fork shaft or wear pads.
Using clean dry cloth, wipe fork shaft and sliding surface for wear pads clean. If necessary, use nylon bristle
brush to remove dirt and corrosion
Apply coat of teflon dry lubricant to fork shaft and sliding surface for wear pads.
Adhesives, solvents, and sealing compounds can burn easily, can give off harmful vapors, and are
harmful to skin and clothing. To avoid injury or death, keep away from open fire and use in a well-
ventilated area. If adhesive, solvent, or sealing compound gets on skin or clothing, wash immediately
with soap and water.
Apply sealing compound on threads of two screws (6).
Install wear pad, two inserts (7), and two screws (6) on each fork (9).