Below are various questions Virnig Manufacturing receives on a regular basis. Browse through the following questions and click on a question to see the answer. If you do not see your question listed below please contact a local Virnig dealer or call 800.648.2408.
V50 RAIL PALLET FORK FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
WHAT TINE LENGTH WILL FIT MY APPLICATION?
Tine length should be chosen based on the size of pallets that will be moved. Properly sizing tine length based on pallet size will prevent costly damage to loads and equipment. The tines should not be too short for the pallet, should not stick out of the end, and should allow the operator to center the load properly.
HOW DOES THE RAIL AND BRICKGUARD DIFFER FROM OTHER BRANDS OF PALLET FORKS?
The brickguard is cut from 3/16” grade 50 steel with a ⅜” grade 80 rail. The high visibility brickguard is vertically flush with the tines to help keep material on the pallet. All Virnig pallet fork frames are laser cut and precision welded to deliver optimal performance.
WHY DOES THE VIRNIG V50 RAIL PALLET FORK PROVIDE VALUE OVER LESS EXPENSIVE COMPETITORS?
Inferior pallet forks wear out or fail due to stress easier and more rapidly, costing the operator money in downtime and repairs. Virnig V50 Rail Pallet Forks are engineered to be stronger, thicker, heavier, and of a higher quality than the competition. With weight rated tines, a high visibility brickguard, a heavy rail system, and proper welding/gusseting, the Virnig V50 Rail Pallet Fork provides longevity and reliability.
I BOUGHT “BRAND X” PALLET FORKS. CAN YOUR TINES BE USED ON THEM?
As long as the fork in question uses an ITA Class II mount tine, the fork tines should be interchangeable. Virnig cannot guarantee fit. Please contact Virnig at 800-648-2408 with questions.
WHAT IS THE DISTANCE BETWEEN THE HOOKS ON YOUR TINES?
The distance between the hooks on the tine of the ITA Class II mount is 16 1/16” to 16 1/8”.
WHAT STYLE PALLET FORK LATCHES DO YOU SELL?
Cascade round knob style latches, Vetter lever style latches, and lever style latches for Global Sourced tines.
DOES IT MATTER WHICH LATCH I ORDER?
Yes, each type latch is designed differently and is only compatible with the correct type of tine.
I ORDERED A VETTER STYLE LATCH KIT AND THERE WERE TWO LATCHES IN IT. DOES THIS KIT SERVICE BOTH TINES?
No. The latches in the Vetter kit are different sizes and customers will need to order one kit per tine.
Virnig Frequently Asked Questions
HOW DO I PURCHASE VIRNIG SKID STEER ATTACHMENTS?
Virnig sells skid steer attachments through a network of independently owned dealers. Call 800-648-2408 for assistance in finding a dealer or use the online Dealer Finder.
WHAT TYPE OF ATTACHMENT INTERFACE/HOOKUP DOES VIRNIG USE?
Virnig skid steer attachments are manufactured with a universal mount to fit most skid steer loaders. Mounting frame is built to ISO 24410 and SAE J2513 standards.
DOES VIRNIG BUILD MINI-SKID STEER ATTACHMENTS?
All attachments have a universal skid steer mount. Use the recommended loader capacity listed per attachment to determine if it is properly sized for the machine in question.
WHAT IS RECOMMENDED LOADER CAPACITY?
Virnig skid steer attachments are rated to provide maximum performance and protection from damage when used with an appropriately sized skid loader.
Go here to find skid steer capacity and specs for 2015 models.
Contact a local Virnig dealer for the most accurate specs, or contact Virnig at 800.648.2408.
WHY DOES VIRNIG USE NITROSTEEL® CYLINDER RODS?
Virnig uses NitroSteel® rods because they are a superior performing alternative to chrome plating. The finish offers improved corrosion resistance and better grease retention.
Chrome plated cylinder rods can flake or pit and destroy the seals or other internal components; resulting in downtime and expensive repairs.
A NitroSteel® rod will perform better and increase the service life of a cylinder, making it the cost-effective choice.
WHAT IS THE SETUP TIME FOR A VIRNIG SKID STEER ATTACHMENT?
Most Virnig attachments are ready to work right off the pallet.
To minimize set up time, Virnig Manufacturing requires the machine brand and model to be listed on each order for attachments with hydraulic components to ensure proper hose length, routing, and coupler sizing. In addition, all hydraulic Virnig Attachments are tested for leaks and proper operation before leaving the factory. There may be specific scenarios in which additional setup time will be required.
HOW QUICKLY CAN I GET REPLACEMENT PARTS?
Most parts for Virnig skid steer attachments are available in-stock and can be shipped as early as the same day the order is received. Fabricated and back ordered parts are available with a reasonable lead time. Virnig uses several shipping options to provide timely and cost effective delivery to customers.
Check with a local Virnig dealer for replacement part availability.
WHAT WARRANTY DOES VIRNIG OFFER?
Virnig Manufacturing, Inc. products are warranted to be free from defects, in workmanship, for one year from the end user’s date of purchase.
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