Results of Testing on Lift Truck Safety Bar Samples:

Withstands rear—ward impacts to protect the operator:

ANSI/ITSDF B56.1—2009 Safety Standard for Low Lift and High Lift Trucks.
The safety bar was tested for strength in accordance with ANSI/ITSDF—2009, Section 7.30 Operator Protection for Stand—up, End Controlled, Narrow Aisle and Counterbalanced Trucks, and satisfies the requirements. The standard specifies that a guard must withstand the impact of a truck carrying a fully rated load traveling 1.6 km/h (approx. 1 mph).

Will not interfere with overhead guard:

ASME B56.1—2004 Safety Standard for Low Lift and High Lift Trucks.
The overhead guard, tested with the safety bar attached to the lift truck, meets ASME B56.1 – 2004, Section 7.29.2(b) Cube Drop Test and ASME B56.1 – 2004, Section 7.29.2(c) Impact Drop Test.

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Cube Drop Test

Side Impact Strength Test

Impact Drop Test

ANSI B56.1 Safety Standard for Low Lift and High Lift Trucks is published by the Industrial Truck Standards Development Foundation (ITSDF).

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