Results 1 to 5 of 5

Hybrid View

Previous Post Previous Post   Next Post Next Post
  1. Key Member
    Interested in Language
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Polish
      • Home Country:
      • Poland
      • Current Location:
      • Poland

    • Join Date: Feb 2013
    • Posts: 2,376
    #1

    Even a lowly pallet-jack can tilt over

    Hello,

    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 "Even a lowly pallet-jack can tilt over" mean "Even a lowly pallet-jack can lean"?

  2. jutfrank's Avatar
    VIP Member
    English Teacher
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • English
      • Home Country:
      • England
      • Current Location:
      • England

    • Join Date: Mar 2014
    • Posts: 9,535
    #2

    Re: Even a lowly pallet-jack can tilt over

    I interpret the over part to mean that the truck actually falls onto its side.

    It might just mean that the truck is leaning to one side, though.


    Update: I've just read your other similar post, where it's clear from context that is missing here that the speaker does in fact mean the truck falls onto its side.
    Last edited by jutfrank; 16-Jun-2019 at 23:17.

  3. Tarheel's Avatar
    VIP Member
    Interested in Language
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • American English
      • Home Country:
      • United States
      • Current Location:
      • United States

    • Join Date: Jun 2014
    • Posts: 17,244
    #3

    Re: Even a lowly pallet-jack can tilt over

    If your load is unbalanced the pallet jack could tilt to one side or the other. However, you should be able to tell before you start moving if you have an unbalanced load. Start over! Make sure your load is stable before you start moving.
    Not a professional teacher

  4. Key Member
    English Teacher
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • English
      • Home Country:
      • United States
      • Current Location:
      • China

    • Join Date: Aug 2011
    • Posts: 2,255
    #4

    Re: Even a lowly pallet-jack can tilt over

    A pallet jack itself cannot tip over- it's too low to the ground. If the load tips over it can certainly bring the pallet jack over with it. Pallet jacks are 'tippy' in use, as they are almost always of a three-wheeled design. Even a well-balanced load can be top-heavy and so cause a tip when making a sharp turn.

  5. Tarheel's Avatar
    VIP Member
    Interested in Language
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • American English
      • Home Country:
      • United States
      • Current Location:
      • United States

    • Join Date: Jun 2014
    • Posts: 17,244
    #5

    Re: Even a lowly pallet-jack can tilt over

    I've never had a pallet jack tip over. Not even close. I suppose it's possible to do it on purpose, but that is, of course, inadvisable.
    Not a professional teacher

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •