#1796: SpareStruts

Today’s invention is a form of forklift truck with several sets of detachable forks.

This can be used to create improved accommodation within eg tall industrial units by introducing mezzanine floors, but without the costs of building permanent, single-use, structures.

A fork lift can thus be used to raise one end of a steel decking unit, leaving the (locked) forks behind to act as supports.

After attaching a new set of forks, the other end can be raised and locked in place, allowing the truck still to be available for other lifting duties (using the other spare fork units with which it comes equipped)

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