Warehouse Industrial Jib Boom Fork Truck Attachment &Amp; Accessories

By Camille Howe

Forklift jib boom attachments are much less expensive than jib cranes and can perform almost all of the same tasks at a fraction of the cost and with less heavy equipment on premises. Forklift jibs allow you to reach over obstructions to place heavy loads on roofs, elevated platforms, and decks. You can use them to reach through windows and doorways to pick up loads from second and third story areas still under construction. Forklift & fork truck jibs can also be used to load and unload flatbed trailers and trucks. Many companies use them to suspend trusses and to laminate wood, and jibs can also be very useful when reaching over scaffolding for masonry work. Overall, they are some of the most useful tools you can invest in for moving and handling equipment on a construction site.

Every jib boom forklift attachment is made with two swivel hooks. One hook is fixed at the end of the jib, and the other can be manually fitted to any position on the boom’s underside. This allows you to pick up any load with two hook points. Each hook is individually rated at either 4000 lbs. or 6,000 lbs, depending on the size of the model. You can use one hook or two to pick up a load, but you have to make sure that the total weight of the jib and the load does not exceed the rated capacity of the jib as shown on the load chart for that extended or retracted position.

Easy Rack Fork Truck jibs attachments are intended for use on industrial lift trucks and rough terrain straight-mast or extendable-reach forklifts. Forklift truck jib cranes install on the forklift by inserting both forks fully into the fork pockets. The rear of the jib crane then seats against the back of the fork. A safety chain wraps forklift carriage to hold it in place.

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Jib Boom Forklift Attachment Load Capacity

Maximum load capacity for forklift jibs in both the extended or retracted positions range from 1935-6000 lbs. Ask a material handling specialist about load limits for your particular application. Please remember as well that load capacity ratings are for the jib itself and not the forklift nor the maximum load that can be safely handled with a particular forklift. Whenever forklift jibs, or any other attachments for that matter, are added to a fork truck, the new center of gravity created by the attachment, will reduce the lift capacity of the forklift. See our page on ‘heavy duty jibs’ for details on how to calculate these load limits, or, if you lack the time to do the calculations yourself, call a member of our staff.

Fork Trucks & Fork lift Attachment Safe Usage

Before using a forklift jib, be certain that you have properly secured it to the forklift with shackles and hooks. Always double check to make sure that the screw pins are tight. Double check too that your load limit calculations were done correctly, and take into consideration while doing so that rated capacities sometimes decrease when the boom is in a raised position, when the mast is tilted forward, or when the boom is extended with telehandlers.

Never pull a load with a fork lift jib Attachment. These Forklift attachments are designed for vertical lift only. Always carry the load without letting it swing. Any time a load is lifted, use extreme caution to avoid tipping over the fork truck.

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January 22, 2019 in First Aid

Passenger dies after fire in toilet on train in Bedfordshire, England; serious rail disruption

Monday, April 11, 2011

A passenger was killed Monday evening after a fire started in a washroom aboard a train near Leighton Buzzard, in Bedfordshire, England. Emergency services were called to the London Midland train, where they found the body of a female passenger who had suffered burns.

British Transport Police confirmed one female individual was killed in the blaze. A spokesperson said: “The deceased woman has injuries consistent with burns, no other person is believed to have been involved in the incident. Officers from the fire and ambulance services are on the scene.”

The fire has caused serious disruption to trains on the West Coast Main Line. A spokesperson for Network Rail said they were attempting to reopen two of the four tracks on the line as London Midland scrambled to organise a replacement bus service.

London Midland said no-one else was injured in the incident. “The fire appeared to have been in the toilet,” a spokesperson said. “A passenger reported the fire to a conductor. All the other passengers got off safely.”

January 22, 2019 in Uncategorized

Brazilian President Lula met Chavez, military and economic cooperation

Thursday, February 17, 2005

CARACAS, Venezuela –The Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva met the Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez on February 14, 2005 in Caracas, Venezuela. Brazil and Venezuela signed agreements of cooperation on many areas. According to the Brazilian government this was a strategical encounteur. This meeting is the first of three meetings that President Lula will have with South American Presidents in three days. The scheduled meetings are with the presidents of: Venezuela (February, 14), Guiana (February, 15) and Suriname (February, 16).

President Lula was accompanied by the following comitiva: the Minister of Development, Industry, and External Trade Luiz Fernando Furlan, the Minister of Finance Antônio Palocci, the Minister of Foreign Relations Celso Amorim, the Minister of Health Humberto Costa, the Minister of Mines and Energy Dilma Roussef, the Minister of Tourism Walfrido Mares Guia, the President of Petrobras José Eduardo Dutra, the President of National Economic and Social Development Bank (BNDES) Guido Mantega, the President of Eletrobrás Silas Rondeau Cavalcante Silva and the Special Secretary for Aquaculture and Fisheries José Fritsch. In addition a delegation of executives representing enterprises from Brazil accompanied the President.

The Brazilian Ministry of External Relations told the trip aims the construction of a strategical alliance and commercial integration between both countries. The Brazilian Presidential Advisor Marco Aurélio Garcia said:”With this gesture, Brazil will consolidate one of its major political goals, which is the constitution of a South American community of nations”. He added: “These agreements with Venezuela are strategical. We want this agreement as a model for other agreements in the region.”

According to President Lula the integration of the Latin America is the priority number one of his government. Days before the arrival in Venezuela and commenting about the trip Lula said: “We’re going to do the same thing in Colombia and in other countries in which integration is no longer a campaign speech but part of the way we deal with real things, day to day”.

The integration of the Latin America is the politics repeatedly proposed by Lula during the meetings of the Foro de São Paulo. According to him and the others members of the Foro there must be a integration among all the left parties and governments of Latin America. The union aims to be an alternative and opposing force to the politics and influence of the richest countries, mainly the United States. Among the organizations which are usually participants of the Foro de São Paulo are: Communist Party of Cuba, Colombian Communist Party, Communist Party of Bolivia, Communist Party of Brazil, Workers’ Party, Paraguayan Communist Party, Peruvian Communist Party, Socialist Party of Peru, National Liberation Army, Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, Farabundo Martí National Liberation Front, Guatemalan National Revolutionary Unity, Tupamaros.

On December 4, 2001 during the 10th edition of the Foro de São Paulo in Havana Lula said:”A shoal of small fish may mean the finishing of the hungry in our countries, in out continent. We should not think as the History ended on our journey by the Earth. Even it happens just once, or with one gesture, let’s effectively contribute to the improve the life of millions of human beings who live socially excluded by this neoliberal model.”[1]

In Venezuela, once again, he brought out the integration wish: “This is the biggest dream I am carrying, that we can negotiate collectively, not like one country, but like a set of countries so we can do that our people may have the chance to conquer the full citizenship.”


  • 1 Economic cooperation
  • 2 Military cooperation
  • 3 See also
  • 4 References
January 22, 2019 in Uncategorized

Blues musician Pinetop Perkins dies at age 97

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

American blues musician Pinetop Perkins, a first generation Delta bluesman, died in Austin, Texas, on Monday at the age of 97. His death was announced by his agent, Hugh Southard. Perkins suffered from a cardiac arrest as he took a nap and paramedics failed resuscitate him. During his 80-year career Perkins remained active until the end, even performing publicly as recently as last month.

A boogie-woogie piano player, he was a guitarist until a knife fight damaged his left arm. He was primarily a sideman. Throughout his career he worked with several big names including Sonny Boy Williamson, Ike Turner and slide guitarist Robert Nighthawk. He worked for Muddy Waters for more than a decade, including playing on Muddy’s great comeback albums of the late 1970s. He was 75 before an album was released under his own name.

Perkins also made history this year by becoming the oldest Grammy award winner. He won the best traditional blues album at February’s ceremony for his album, Joined at the Hip: Pinetop Perkins & Willie “Big Eyes” Smith.

Tributes have been paid to Perkins. Southard said “That drive to keep playing the blues kept is what kept him alive.” He also commented on Perkins simple lifestyle saying “Two cheeseburgers, apple pie, a cigarette and a pretty girl was all he wanted.”

Perkins was born in in 1913 in Mississippi and grew up on a plantation there. In a 2008 interview in No Depression he said, “I grew up hard. I picked cotton and plowed with the mule and fixed the cars and played with the guitar and the piano. What I learned I learned on my own. I didn’t have much school. Three years.”

He left behind no family and will be buried in his hometown of Belzoni, Mississippi. He had been living with an associate in Austin since 2004.

January 22, 2019 in Uncategorized

The Many Uses Of Flat Disks

byAlma Abell

Every part is essential to the whole. Flat washers, also referred to as flat disks, come in varying sizes from 1 to 90 mm. Because of their versatility, flat washers have become very significant in different types of applications most especially for commercial uses.

Important functions and uses

Flat disks are normally utilized as buffers in between the metal parts and as spacers to cushion and minimize frictions. Placed below the head of a bolt or nut, they guarantee equal distribution loads over wider areas; as well as reduction of motion and vibration that are common between moving and heavy parts. Because of them, flat and smooth surfaces are provided that fit securely and move very smoothly over other parts.

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Come in variety of materials

Although flat washers are usually made of durable steel that are strong and flat increases the strength of you cast iron bolts. Washers made of galvanized materials minimize joint rusts. Others are made fiberglass, plastics that are strengthened together utilizing with cotton or glass-filled nylons. Washers made of plastic and nylon is especially preferred by electrical and electronics industries for their high quality and hard- wear. Plastic and nylon washers are best options for insulation as they do not conduct heat and are fire-resistant.

The benefits of disk washers

When holes are larger than bolts or screws, they bridged the gaps and does great a job of greatly resisting against the moisture, rust and corrosion aside from the other elements. Washers come along with threaded parts that provides secure fastening as well as can provide a great grip to ensure that nothing would move out of their place.

The right washer for your project

The right flat disk for your project would save you from stress and money wastage. Bear these facts in mind when purchasing your flat washers. The size and shape are relevant. Most flat washers are circular but sometimes this shape is not fit for the job. You might need one with a cut side to fit flash onto a flat adjoining side or a circular one that does not have to fit onto any adjacent sides. Determine the bolt diameter especially the inner diameter. Opt for a flat one that can easily slip into the bolt in question and still hold against the bolt head after fastening for a perfect joint. Choosing a washer with the right surface grip makes good joints.

In the end, flat washers are important whatever their sizes and materials are. This boils down to knowing what you need and making the right purchases in time.

JTD Stamping is a leading Flat Washer Supplierand offers a wide selection of in-stock types and sizes for immediate delivery.

January 21, 2019 in Stainless Steel Fabrication

Ontario Votes 2007: Interview with Family Coalition Party candidate Kristen Monster, Willowdale

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Kristen Monster is running for the Family Coalition Party in the Ontario provincial election, in the Willowdale riding. Wikinews’ Nick Moreau interviewed her regarding her values, her experience, and her campaign.

Stay tuned for further interviews; every candidate from every party is eligible, and will be contacted. Expect interviews from Liberals, Progressive Conservatives, New Democratic Party members, Ontario Greens, as well as members from the Family Coalition, Freedom, Communist, Libertarian, and Confederation of Regions parties, as well as independents.

January 21, 2019 in Uncategorized

Former ‘Top Model’ contestant Whitney Cunningham defends plus size models, celebrates the “regular woman”

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Once you get a chance to talk to West Palm Beach, Florida native Whitney Cunningham, who placed seventh on the eighth cycle of the popular reality TV series America’s Next Top Model, you begin to understand what host Tyra Banks meant when she described her as the “full package.”

First of all, she is confident and headstrong, which is a must on these kinds of shows, almost as much as it is to take a beautiful modelesque picture. Second, she turns that confidence into drive. She has been receiving steady work as a model since leaving the show, and still believes that her goal of being the first woman to wear a size ten dress on the cover of Vogue is in reach. Third, and probably most important to television viewers, she obliterates the age-old model stereotype that to be pretty and photograph well, one must also be vapid and without a thought. A graduate of Dartmouth College, Cunningham also dreams of becoming a writer, and is working toward dual goals: a model who can express herself like no other model before her.

Cunningham recently sat down with Wikinews reporter Mike Halterman in an impassioned interview, taking hours to field questions from the reporter as well as from fans of America’s Next Top Model. Always in high spirits, Cunningham shows that she is a distinct personality who has carved her own niche in the Top Model history books. At the same time, she exhibits a joie de vivre that is oddly reminiscent of earlier Top Model fan favorite Toccara Jones, who showed America just how to be “big, black, beautiful and loving it.” However, Cunningham is quick to remind everyone that she isn’t big at all; she is simply a regular woman.

This is the first in a series of interviews with America’s Next Top Model contestants. Interviews will be published sporadically.


  • 1 Whitney’s beginnings, and looking back
  • 2 Impact Top Model has on society
  • 3 Whitney’s views on production and editing
  • 4 Whitney takes more fan questions
  • 5 Where Whitney is today
  • 6 Source
January 21, 2019 in Uncategorized

WHO starts simultaneous immunization campaigns in over 100 countries

Sunday, April 25, 2010

The World Health Organization (WHO) yesterday began simultaneous immunization campaigns, in 112 countries and territories across its Americas, Eastern Mediterranean, and European regions. The unprecedented vaccination drive will last for a week.

This is the first time the World Health Organization has launched such an event across multiple regions at once. WHO officials say their goal is to expand immunization coverage and raise awareness of the importance of vaccines, and that such cross-border activities can prevent disease and save lives.

WHO spokesman Daniel Epstein says that many countries are working to eliminate measles, adding that says countries in the European region are very concerned that they have stalled in their goal of eliminating measles and rubella this year.

“In European countries, in many of them, immunization coverage is below the 95 percent recommended level. And, there have been ongoing measles outbreaks in some of these countries. Measles cases have also been imported to the US and Canada and the Americas from European countries,” said Epstein.

The agency says an important goal of the immunization campaigns is to reach those who have been excluded up to now. It notes that every year, in the countries of the Eastern Mediterranean Region, 25 percent of deaths among children under age five are attributed to vaccine preventable diseases. 2.1 million children in the Middle East hadn’t received a shot against tetanus, whooping cough, or diphteria in 2009, according to the WHO.

In the Americas, WHO says special regional events are being held in border areas of Nicaragua, between Suriname and French Guiana, and between Haiti and the Dominican Republic. It says many young children, pregnant women, elderly and indigenous peoples live in isolated areas where vaccine coverage is low.

In all three regions, Epstein said the vaccination campaigns will be accompanied by health information campaigns.

“The biggest obstacle to reaching our goals of vaccination are lack of awareness, lack of information and people being ignorant that they should be vaccinated, and thus not having enough vaccinators, money, trucks, bicycles, etc. to get to these remote regions,” he said.

WHO also began a large polio immunization campaign across sixteen countries in central and West Africa on Saturday. It says 78 million children under five will be vaccinated to stop a major outbreak of the disease.

January 20, 2019 in Uncategorized

What You Need To Know About Poultry Hatcheries

By IPRWire Staff Writer

What came first, the chicken or the egg? Well, that is an old joke and a tough question, one that even owners of poultry hatcheries probably could not answer. But if you are intrigued by chickens, and you are looking to earn a living from them, then you are going to need to know every thing you can about chickens and their eggs. The good news is that we have developed the Complete Chickens and Hatchery Resource Guide that can answer most if not all of your questions about poultry hatcheries.

In this guide, you will find a lot of important information on how to maximize your egg production, how to produce clean, hatchable eggs, the prevention of poultry disease, and much, much more. For example, did you know that nest litter should be changed at least once a week in order to prevent dirty and contaminated eggs? Were you also aware that dark nesting conditions will cause your chickens to brood and stop laying eggs? Were you aware that eggs that are going to be incubated should be clean, fresh nest eggs? If you have already own a breeder flock, you probably do.

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But if you are new to the business, or if just aren’t happy with the number of eggs and chicks that your hens are producing, than you definitely want to read this guide. We can tell you how to set up your chicken house and hatcheries in order to obtain the maximum yield from your chickens. We can also help you to avoid problems like eggs that have dried out from lack of enough humidity, embryos that did not receive their nutrients in a uniform manner, or chicks that have stuck to the inner membrane. These are all conditions that can happen if the eggs are not turned properly or often enough. You will also learn how to regulate the oxygen and carbon dioxide levels in the eggs to prevent the newly forming chicks from suffocating.

Every page contains important information about poultry disease and how to help keep your chickens from contracting it, what to do if there is an infestation, as well as all of the important sterility issues critical for maximum egg production and happy chickens. You will learn how large a nest should be and how important it is to have the tiers at just the right height from the ground. You will also discover the proper regulation of incubators, and the reasons you need a hatcher. Don’t take chicken farming for granted. To be a success at raising chickens, you need to know the facts.

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January 20, 2019 in First Aid

BBC to cut Electric Proms for financial reasons

Wednesday, February 2, 2011


The BBC have announced they are to axe annual music festival Electric Proms from their schedule for financial reasons. The festival first took place in October 2006. The 2011 event will not go ahead, with last year’s festival being the last.

Bob Shennan, controller of BBC Radio 2, said he was “disappointed” with the decision to cancel the festival. He said “In the current climate, we are faced with making difficult decisions, including how best to deliver high-quality live music programming throughout the year in light of continuing efficiency savings. I feel that Radio 2 can achieve the same impact of the Electric Proms in an alternative, more cost-effective way. I’m disappointed that the lifetime of Electric Proms has come to an end, but very proud of its fantastically rewarding run of creating new moments in music for the past five years.”

During the festival’s five year run it has featured performances from stars such as Elton John, Neil Diamond, and Shirley Bassey.

The decision to axe the festival comes at a time when the BBC are planning a 20% savings cut. Last week BBC director general Mark Thompson announced 650 job losses after dropping five languages from the BBC World Service.

January 20, 2019 in Uncategorized