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Popular Forklift Attachments: #6 The Mighty Single Double

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Popular Forklift Attachments - #6 The Single DoubleEver wished you had a second set of hands or could carry twice as many things? For me, it happens when I'm unloading groceries or when go to the hardware store to get just one thing and end up with an armload.

While we humans wait for science to develop bonus arms, nearly any forklift can be upgraded to carry twice as many pallets. How?  With a single double forklift attachment (also known as a double pallet handler or multi-pallet handler).

Over the past few months, we’ve been writing about the most popular forklift attachments.  In our view, the single double attachment should be number one. You don’t need an accounting degree to know any piece of equipment that delivers 50-80% productivity gains is a smart investment.

So why doesn’t every material handling operation use a double pallet handler? 

BENEFITS OF A MULTI-Pallet Handler

We talked to some of our customers here in the Mid-South, and a lot of folks thought multi-pallet handler attachments were only for big companies or operations with high throughput. But when they put their noodle to it, they realized whenever an operator has to go back and forth between the same two spots, a single double can get the job done twice as fast.

Others mistakenly (but understandably) believe a forklift equipped with a double pallet handler can't carry a single pallet. As the video below illustrates, a single double forklift attachment can handle one or two pallets in different configurations with the flip of a switch.

 

How to Choose a SINGLE DOUBLE ATTACHMENT

 

When evaluating single double or multi-pallet handler attachments, here’s what you want to look for:

  • Bolt-on or quick mounting hooks for easy installation
  • A sturdy, steel frame
  • An adjustable fork set spread 
  • A clear field of vision through and over the frame at all stacking heights

Depending on your application, you may want an attachment with:

  • A bolt-on, replaceable backrest
  • The option to field convert from class II to class III 
  • Long forks to carry four pallets (there's even a six pallet model)
  • Independent fork set control
  • Special features for beverage applications 

Important: just because the forklift can carry twice as many pallets doesn’t mean it's twice as strong. In fact, adding a forklift attachment will slightly change the net capacity of your lift truck. A reputable dealer will help you stay OSHA compliant and order an updated forklift data plate and tags.

SINGle DOUBLE Forklift Attachments for Sale in the Mid-South

Our experienced and friendly forklift attachment experts can help you choose the right forklift attachment and make the process as smooth and easy as possible. The Lilly Company is an authorized dealer for Bolzoni, Vestil, Long Reach, Rightline and Cascade forklift attachments and we’re proud to serve customers throughout Alabama, Mississippi, Tennessee and eastern Arkansas. 

Contact us online or by phone 844-LILLYCO (1-844-545-5926) with any questions you have. Or, come visit us at one of our 13 locations across the Mid-South.

Arkansas - Jonesboro
Alabama - Birmingham, Dothan, Irondale, Madison, Mobile, and Montgomery
Mississippi - Tupelo and Richland
Tennessee - Jackson, Kingsport, Knoxville, and Memphis

Further Reading:
Most Popular Forklift Attachments: #1 Sideshifter
Most Popular Forklift Attachments: #2 Drum and Barrel Grabbers
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