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Toilets need lifting too

“Toilets need lifting too” is something that we do not hear a lot to be fair. With the forklift becoming the jack of all trades, it is surprising, the amount of attachments that can be fitted to the forklift to enable it to become almost anything that you need. forklift toilet lifterThe loo lifter shown above is just an amusing example of how diverse forklift attachments have become. Please see some other examples below.

Mechanical Grabber

forklift mechanical grabber

Designed to lift, move and release numerous types of block and brick packs safely on a building site or yard. Fully mechanically operated via the forklift (without the driver leaving the safety of his seat) or via an overhead crane / HIAB.

Model Capacity (kg) Weight (kg) C of G (mm) Span (mm) Internal Height (mm) Overall Height (mm) Overall Width (mm) Pad Length (mm)
ISG-5 2000 270 750 600-1130 100-925 1430 1500 1200
ISG-5-60 1500 321 750 410-1185 100-1125 2200 1640 1200

Standard Features

  • External handles for ease of positioning
  • Adjustable internal pack height
  • Profiled hooks for attachment of optional safety net
  • Fully automatic mechanism
  • Segmented interchanged rubber pads
  • Painted bright orange for safety

Fork Mounted Skip Compactor

skip compactor

The Fork Mounted Skip Compactor is designed to achieve optimum skip capacity. Waste is usually deposited into the yard skip and taken away once full. However, in most cases the skip is 30-45 percent full of fresh air. The Skip Compactor significantly reduces this and subsequently reduces the number of collections required and money spent in doing so.

Model Weight (kg) C of G (mm) Length (mm) Width (mm) Height (mm)
ISC-1 1000 390 800 1500 320
ISC-2 2000 390 800 1500 600

Standard Features

  • Adjustable height to suit up to 8 foot deep skips
  • Heel pin locking for the safe attachment to forklift truck
  • Robust and sturdy construction
  • Painted bright orange for safety


  • Position the forks to the correct distance apart to locate into fork pockets.
  • Remove the safety lynch pin and fork pocket heel pins.
  • Drive the forks fully into the fork pockets.
  • Insert fork pocket heel pins directly behind the heel of the fork and attach safety lynch pin into hole provided.
  • Remove Height Adjustment Pin in the main vertical box section to adjust compactor height to suit waste/skip height.
  • Once the desired position is achieved, insert the Adjustment Pin into the aligned holes and attach the safety lynch pin into the hole provided.
  • The attachment is now ready for use.

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For advice and enquiries, please contact Merlin Industrial products Ltd direct.