How to identify whether the forklift counterweight is iron or cement?
Summary:Many of the second-hand forklifts on the market are fake forklifts. Today we are talking about the cement counterweight fake forklifts. This kind of f...
Many of the second-hand forklifts on the market are fake forklifts. Today we are talking about the cement counterweight fake forklifts. This kind of fake forklift is because the counterweight of the forklift is not made of iron, but made of cement. If you buy this kind of forklift, the forklift will often not be able to fork the goods of its rated tonnage. Today I will introduce 4 methods for you to easily identify whether the forklift counterweight is iron or cement. Method 1: LookPrinciple: Cement has a lower density than iron, and its mass is lighter than iron under the same volume.In order to let the concrete butt forklift lift heavier goods, the liar will often make the butt of the forklift a little longer and more warped. The difference between such a forklift and a real forklift is very obvious.Method 2: ListenPrinciple: The sound of knocking on metal is clear, and the sound of knocking on cement is dull.You can use a hammer to strike lightly on the counterweight. If it is iron, the sound of metal collision sounds crisp, with some reverberation. Cement is different. The texture is softer than iron. The sound will be dull when struck, short and short, without reverberation, and may even hit a pit.Method 3: suckPrinciple: The magnet will attract the iron when it touches the ironThis is relatively simple. You can tell if there is iron inside by just sucking the iron magnet, but this method is not rigorous enough. Some crooks will cover the cement with a layer of iron, which can also be sucked, so this method should be used in conjunction with other methods.Method 4: ForkPrinciple: Forklifts can lift goods of rated load.This method is simple and practical. The forklift itself uses the principle of leverage to fork goods. For example, a 3.5-ton forklift can generally fork 3.5-ton goods. You can use this forklift directly to fork other forklifts or For heavier things, the answer is easy and simple, very simple and practical.