LOWER THE LOAD INTO POSITION
Lower the load carefully onto the racking making sure that the forks are free and level.
RETRACT THE MAST FULLY BACK
Retract the mast fully back. Note that reach trucks should not be driven with the mast extended particularly when laden as the truck will then behave in a similar manner to a counterbalance truck and can turn over forwards.
REVERSE AWAY FROM THE STACK
After checking that the forks are free in the load look behind carefully. Reverse out looking in the direction of travel with occasional glances at the load and forks. Stop when the forks are about 15cm, (6ins), away from the stack and apply handbrake.
LOWER FORKS TO THE TRAVELLING POSITION
Lower the forks to about 10cm, (4ins), from the floor and apply rear tilt for travelling. Look all around once more before driving off.
Like counterbalanced forklifts, the stacking exercises should be practice at different heights before basic training can be considered to be complete.