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    I've lifted the rear tires off the ground many times - the meaning

    Hello,

    For what it's worth, forklifts can and often do tip over. I've lifted the rear tires off the ground many times, and I know a couple people who have knocked forklifts onto their sides. (Seatbelts are important.) Understanding the basic physics of load limits is an important part of safe forklift operation. It's very easy to maneuver yourself into an uncorrectable position and lose control. I've driven 3,000 lb capacity electric shop forklifts and 55,000 lb capacity diesel monsters -- they all have the potential to become unstable and tilt. Even a lowly pallet-jack can tilt over. The center of gravity of the lift truck has to stay inside the wheelbase for it to be stable.

    Does "I've lifted the rear tires off the ground many times, and I know a couple people who have knocked forklifts onto their sides" mean "I've caused the rear tires to lift off the ground many times, and I know a couple people who have caused forklifts to fall over onto their sides" or "I've caused the rear tires to lift off the ground many times, and I know a couple people who have caused forklifts to land onto/on their sides"?

    I would like to ask you about the meaning of the bolded sentence.

    https://www.quora.com/How-do-forklif...ch-heavy-loads

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    #2

    Re: I've lifted the rear tires off the ground many times - the meaning

    This one: "I've caused the rear tires to lift off the ground many times, and I know a couple people who have caused forklifts to fall over onto their sides."
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: I've lifted the rear tires off the ground many times - the meaning

    That person shouldn't be trusted to drive a forklift.
    Not a professional teacher

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