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SAA AS 2359.2

2013 Edition, February 13, 2013

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Description / Abstract:

This Standard specifies requirements, for the operation, maintenance, repair and modification of self-propelled industrial trucks (hereafter also referred to as trucks) and their attachments as defined in AS 2359.7 and gives guidance for the design of workplaces in which they are used. This Standard applies to the following:

(a) Industrial counterbalanced trucks.

(b) Reach trucks with retractable mast or retractable fork arm carriage.

(c) Straddle trucks.

(d) Pallet-stacking trucks.

(e) High-lift platform trucks.

(f) Trucks with elevating operator position up to 1200 mm.

(g) Trucks with elevating operator position above 1200 mm.

(h) Side-loading trucks (one side only).

(i) Lateral-stacking trucks (both sides), and lateral- and front-stacking trucks (turret).

(j) Powered pallet trucks.

(k) Four way directional and multi directional trucks.

(l) Tractors with a drawbar pull up to and including 20 000 N.

(m) Rough-terrain counterbalanced trucks.

(n) Reach stackers.

(o) Industrial variable reach trucks.

(p) Articulated counterbalance trucks.


1 Dynamic stability safety requirements are included in this Standard.

2 The design and manufacture of trucks is covered by AS 2359.1 and AS 2359.6.

3 This Standard does not cover the following:

(a) Tow tractors with a capacity greater than 20 kN.

(b) Manually propelled trucks.

(c) Rough terrain reach stackers (container handlers).

(d) Rough terrain variable reach trucks (rough terrain tele-handlers).