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  • Never Exceed Working Load Limits.

Learn: More explanations about “Capacity” and “Drawbar Capacity”

If you push your car you may exert 100 lbs of pushing force to move your 3000 lbs car. The 100 lbs is the pushing/pulling force, i.e. the “drawbar” force (as it applies to a puller) and the “load capacity” of the tires is 3000 lbs to carry the load weight. How much force the car requires to start rolling depends on its rolling resistance. So tires with low rolling resistance may only require 100 lbs of force while a car with high rolling resistance may require 200 lbs. So applying this concept to the forklift hitch, the drawbar capacity is the pulling force the hitch can exert. The load capacity is the load weight sitting on top of the dollies being pushed or pulled.