Many large shops and warehouses have a forklift (or plenty of forklifts) sitting around and in use daily, but many don’t have a skid-loader or skid-steer on premise.
For moving large volumes of debris or waste, you’re in a pickle. Do you really NEED another piece of machinery?
The answer is no! If you have a forklift and are considering new machinery to let you scoop and push material on your property, a forklift scoop by Creekside Manufacturing is the perfect solution without breaking the bank.
For businesses or property owners with forklifts but no equipment with a scoop, like a skid loader, our unique forklift scoops bridge the gap to make your forklift more useful, more functional, and streamline business operations.
We have customers who use our forklift scoops for a variety of uses and settings in a host of different industries:
The common thread for all of our forklift scoop customers is versatility – they want to make their current equipment more useful rather than buying another large machine.
The opportunity to put your forklift to greater use with a scoop on the front is fantastic, deploying existing equipment with much lower cost for a scoop.
And if you have a hydraulic hookup on your forklift, our scoops can also be outfitted with a hydraulic cylinder to include hydraulic dumping capabilities!
And chances are if you’re considering a forklift scoop, you already have a forklift! Why own two pieces of equipment at tens of thousands of dollars if one machine can do both tasks.
A forklift with a scoop can be used to move large and small materials around the facility, including indoors, often with much greater ease than a large skid steer.
Many of our customers for forklift scoops use their forklifts all day every day, and a skid loader for one small project – like scooping dirt a few times a week – simply wouldn’t be worth the investment.
A forklift scoop is the perfect solution.
If you’re curious to learn more about our forklift scoops and their capabilities, we’d love to connect. Call today to get more information, find out about our customization process, and order your forklift scoop in no time.
Your forklift scoop will replace the forks on your forklift with the same attachment mechanism. If your forklift has hydraulic hookups or attachment points, we can also add a hydraulic cylinder to allow your forklift scoop to move upwards and downwards and dump its contents.
Our standard forklift scoop is 4’, 5’, or 6’ wide by 55” long by 23” high, though we can also customize your forklift scoop to be wider, higher, or longer depending on your needs and the capabilities of your forklift (weight capacity and size).
For most uses, you’ll want a forklift scoop that can contact the floor or ground and scrape debris effectively. That means a beveled edge or scrape plate at the bottom of the scoop.
Operating a forklift with a scoop is similar to operating a forklift with normal forks. Very little will change about the operational elements except how you push or scrape items in front of you. For most indoor operations, it will be quite seamless!
For outdoor operation and depending on your use, you will want to ensure your forklift has adequate traction in a variety of terrains. If your forklift is not designed to be operated on wet ground or grass, you’ll need to take that into consideration.
A forklift scoop can move just about anything a skid loader can!
And depending on your forklift size and weight capacity, you’ll be able to lift your scoop to most adequate heights for needs around the farm or shop. You may even be able to use your forklift scoop to load dump trucks and similar high loads.
Our customers have used forklift scoops from Creekside Manufacturing for:
When you order your forklift scoop or pick it up (we ship too!), we’ll explain how to attach your forklift scoop safely to the forklift. For most people familiar with forklift operation, it will be obvious how our scoops attach to the forklift.
Get a Scoop For Your Forklift From Creekside Manufacturing
Forklift scoops are incredibly useful for a wide variety of operations, including: loading, unloading, transferring, and stacking materials; moving large and heavy items; sorting, organizing, and storing materials; and loading and unloading trucks. Forklift scoops can also be used in construction projects to move dirt and rubble, or in manufacturing to move parts and components.
Whatever your setting, our team can help you select the right forklift scoop, customize it for your needs, and make your business more productive and efficient. Order your forklift scoop today – your employees and team members will thank you!