Fabrication of a hydraulic fork lift

This mechanical engineering project is about designing a hydraulic fork lift. There is nothing new about this project. I am sure that similar projects are done in many colleges. Even ready-made material may be available about the whole project. Anyway I don’t have it so let me share what I think is worthy of this project.

Fabrication of the whole forklift including the cab and engine will be expensive. It won’t much add to your academics either as what you plan to build is already in the market with a lot of advanced features. So better take this as a design project with calculations of the power, capacity, mobility etc. You can also fabricate a forklift with carriage (the portion that houses lifting fork, hydraulic cylinder and piston)

As far as I know you should consider the following:

  1. The maximum weight that can be lifted
  2. The maximum height to which the weight can be lifted.
  3. The powered required
  4. The standard size of the hydraulic cylinder available in the market and the number of units required.
  5. Total length of the hydraulic lift including the cab and engine and calculate the counter weight (the weight to be added to the rear of the vehicle so that it won’t tilt while lifting heavy objects.)

The power required for a hydraulic lift is taken from its engine. Since your project does not have an engine you can use an electric motor as the power source.

The cost of the project depends on the specifications of the forklift.

hydraulic fork lift
hydraulic fork lift

10 thoughts on “Fabrication of a hydraulic fork lift

dear sir i am final year student of mechanical engg. i want to know cmplete details about it and willing to do project on it so pls send cmplt information thanking u sir

Sir, Please send complete details of this project. I want to take up this as my final thesis.

Thanking you

Sir. I m 6th sem student .. Next sem. I have to complete my project tht is on Hydraulic Forklit manual moveable with motor…but this sem I have to submit mah projects synopsis. Regards full detail about my project ..so can u plz give mah details of this hydraulic forklift…with a Cad design also .. Thnks

Morning sir. Pls I wanted details about this project. Am a final year student in Cameroon

sir, Please send complete details of this project. I want to take up this as my final thesis.
Thanking you

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