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Offset forks - better drainage

In most cases Eagle Dip Tank shipped the kilns with offset forks to help increase the drip recovery. When a lumber bundle is placed on a slight angle it will drain faster.

Normal offset is 3 inches and normally we raise the right fork, but it can be either.

It is worth remembering that on an offset fork system the raised fork will take more "amuse" during loading as it absorbs all the kinetic force when a lumber bundle is placed on the carriage.


16ft (4.8m) lumber bundle placed on a fork carriage with one side raised 3" for quicker drip/drainage.


Detail view of the low end of same bundle as above while the bundle is dripping/draining.

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