A better kind of fork for the tent rental industry
The OX Fork looks like most standard forks when mounted on its companion Avant articulated loader. But when you look closer you will notice they are available in multiple heights up to 48". Moreover, they are designed specifically to safely and swiftly transport things that only event companies carry from truck to tent site: tent hardware and fabric, stake racks, tables, chairs and staging. OX Fork eliminates slow, laborious hand carries by hauling more, with greater ease and at much higher speeds (up to 18 miles an hour!) than you've encountered before.
OX Fork gets the job done faster because it goes anywhere it's needed.That makes it an essential time-saver for setting up tents for weddings, festivals and corporate and sporting activities.
The OX Fork is built to work at maximum capacity on the Avant articulated loader platform. Oversized turf tires and articulated steering allow the the load to be steered and maneuvered over even the most delicate surfaces with the agility of a golf cart. The same top universities and organizations that ban heavy skid-steer machines and hard-tired loaders, admit Tent OX onto their pristine lawns and playing surfaces.
And that's not all; tilting the tall fork back a bit stabilizes palletized loads, so the operator can traverse highly irregular surfaces and even jump curbs with confidence.
Where can the OX Fork be operated?
- Rental yard loading trucks
- University turf field
- College commons or quad
- Sand at the beach, with limitations
- Stone driveway
- Between fence gates
OX Fork specifications:
- Lift 700 - 4,000 pounds depending on model
- Speed 6.5 MPH to 18 MPH depending on model
- Forks are self-leveling
- Fork back heights: 36", 42", 48"
- Full-sized back rest for safety of operator
- Fork lift height up to max. 137" (on 800 series loader)
- 24" reach extension on 500, 600, 700 series loaders, 32.5" reach extension on 800 Series
Tricks and Techniques
Articulated steering on the Avant loader may be a foreign experience for a new operator. But it takes only about 5 minutes to get the hang of things, and an hour to fully master it. With that mastery they can take full advantage of the loader's side shift and reach extension in a way that cannot be matched by any other machine. The trick is to always have all four wheels straight in line when placing or picking up the load of materials. It requires a little thinking ahead.
A highly proficient operator anticipates an approach by looking ahead 15 feet, aligning the front and rear wheels before reaching a loading or unloading point. A less experienced operator is still in a turn when picking up or dropping, and wastes time moving back and forth aligning the forks to complete the task.
Focus on Safety
Because large events are held in very public places, the rental operator has a responsibility for safe usage when operating among the general public.
Built-in Safety features on the articulated loader include:
- Operator sits high with a 360-degree line of sight
- Backup alarm standard
- ROPS (Roll Over Protection System) using 4-post safety frame
- Rigid, stable frame
- FOPS (Fall Object Protective Structure) Canopy also provides protection from sun and rain
- Seat belt interlock
- Low center of gravity
- Build-in overload sensor
Available safety accessories include
- Safety Beacon
- 3 halogen light package
- Rear view mirror