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VETTER® Lift Truck Forks


VETTER® Lift Truck Forks


OptimaForkHeel: Up to three times the service life and a low level of deflection

vetter-optimaheel.jpgStandard QualityForks by VETTER are delivered with the OptimaForkHeel with its additional wear zone to provide up to three times the service life, a low level of deflection and an optimum stress distribution.

High level of safety through tried-and-tested forks attachment

The attachment of the fork to the fork carriage is exceedingly important. After all, part of the load hangs directly on this, making it crucial for the operating reliability. No matter which type of attachment you require: All VETTER suspensions have been optimised with regard to their load-bearing capacity and weld design and thus guarantee the highest degree of safety.

Optimum use due to a high degree of dimensional accuracy and lateral pressing of the flanks

VETTER forks stand out due to a high degree of dimensional accuracy and narrow tolerances. During the manufacturing process the flanks are pressed in a separate step to guarantee that they are ideal for the application and facilitate the use of accessories (e.g. fork extensions).

High level of mutual compatibility due to identical fork tip heights

Every fork is individually straightened out to the same angle, generally 90°. The fork tip height is thus identical, guaranteeing low wear rates and making the use of matched fork pairs unnecessary.

FlexHeat: The ideal heat treatment for your application

It isn’t visible, but heat treatment plays a major role for the application, safety and the service life. The heat treatment is performed under strictly controlled temperature conditions during the entire manufacturing process and is always selected to perfectly suit the material, the load-bearing capacity, the dimensions and the application.

The best steel for the best forks

Only the best steel ensures that the fork is able to withstand the highest loading. And to guarantee this, VETTER has constantly developed new steel qualities over the decades. The steel used has been optimised especially for VETTER quality forks and precisely tailored to meet the requirements of the specific applications. This guarantees the necessary toughness, purity, hardness, workability and ability to withstand severe long-term stress. Without compromises!

And to ensure that this remains the case, the VETTER materials laboratory constantly examines and improves the materials used and carries out research into new materials.


Future is always based on history

The history of VETTER is a family story showing how talent, enthusiasm and courage built up a leading company in the fork business.

It was in 1889 when blacksmith Arnold Vetter started up with the production of equipment for the mining sector. Already in 1964 his grandson Klaus launched the production of forks for lift-trucks which became the basis for today’s success.Since 1991 the fourth family generation is driving the business. Actually the whole company is employing about 600 people in the two divisions "forks" and "industrial workshop cranes".

Based in Burbach, Germany (Frankfurt Area), VETTER is since 1996 active in the US and Canada. VETTER Forks, Inc. was founded in 2006 in Chicago, IL. Now VETTER is established with an own warehouse and modification facility centrally located in Chambersburg, PA. A wide variety of QualityForks is stocked for quick delivery. VETTER is prefered supplier to well-known and reputaded OEMs and truck dealers in the US and Canada. Second to none VETTER is focused on forks, giving unbeatable competence!

As an independent company VETTER gives you the trust that you are in right hands!

The most comprehensive range of QualityForks

Standard or customized, small or large, short or long, bulk volume or a pair of forks, VETTER has the expertise to offer the right solution for nearly any application.

Capacities range from 1 to 120 tons a pair and beyond. A database with more of 28,000 different versions of forks is unique - and the number is growing daily.

A competent and strong technical department ensures that you will receive what you are looking for - the perfect solution!

Your benefits from highest production standards

Production takes place in one of the world‘s most modern and efficient production facilities for forks in Germany.

World-class special steel, developed over decades to meet the highest requirements, is the basis for a superior product. Most modern equipment, a highly skilled and experienced work-force, a second-to-none automated heat treatment operation as well as strict in-house testing procedures and permanent auditing by world-class OEMs are strong arguments for QualityForks made by VETTER!

All international standards, such as ISO 2328, ISO 2330, ANSI ITSDF B.56.1, ISO 9001:2009, ISO 14001:2010 and international welding standards are fullfilled or exceeded.

For the world’s best machines - QualityForks made by VETTER!