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Forum: Safety, training & legislation
Discussion:  Changing steering on Stand up
Number of messages: 6

Connecticut, United States
Was wondering if there are any laws in CT that makes it illegal to change the steering on a Stand up forklift ?

Meaning, the correct way to turn right is to turn the wheel to the right.

Steering has been reversed so you need to turn the wheel to the left to go right and turn right to go left.

Is  this insane or what ??



Posted 3 May 2012 09:46 AM Reply  Report this message
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Missouri, United States
Hi ricky;
Reverse steer on stand - up vehicles is allowed if one has written approval from the equipment manufacturer, the vehicle has all of the proper safety decals and it is done in accordance to the vehicle manufacturer's engineering specifications. Most of the stand - ups in the market today offer this feature in their programable menus.

Posted 3 May 2012 12:04 AM Reply  Report this message
New York, United States
Just to clarify, it has reverse steering now and you want to make it standard? What model is it?

Posted 3 May 2012 08:39 PM Reply  Report this message
North Carolina, United States

By default the steering on a standup lift be it a reach truck or stacker, etc... it is designed for the load to be carried trailing the operator(behind you) for obvious safety reasons because of visibility while driving. But yes there are options available to change the steer rotation to (reverse) the steering. This can be done by a qualified technitian from the mfg's dealer in your area.

As MEngr said, it could be done via the software menu but depending on the model and year of the machine in question it could be different and require a hardware change of some sort. Without any make, model or serial number it is impossible to give you the right information.

But as for any laws in CT? probably not, the safety standards are not governed by state, they are federally mandated.

John Player Jr
LiftOne, LLC
Charlotte, NC

Modified 3 May 2012 08:43 PM
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Alabama, United States

Actually on most brands of stand-up lifts, it depends on how the salesman specs & orders the lifts. If in your application you'll be predominantly running in reverse, you'll want it to steer one way. If forward, the other. On most lifts, this can be easily changed by swapping the lines going to the steering gearbox. I had one company that ordered 20 reach trucks w/ reverse steering & 20 rider counterbalanced with forward steering. Operators would be running both lifts. I ask them if they were crazy, they were going to get someone killed. Once I explained it to them, they said their Dealer National Account Salesman talked them into doing it that way. They paid my company to put the steering in the same direction on all lifts.

Posted 11 May 2012 05:15 AM Reply  Report this message
england, United Kingdom
I know on the BT RRE Reflex reach truck ( & the Toyota / Cesab clone versions of it ) you can set the steering to go the opposite way to the steering wheel, its in the factory parameters & you can only change it with BT Truck Com software.

Ive no idea why BT even bothered to put the ability to do it in the software but its there.

Parameter 1102 - Inverted steering for JAPAN only!

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