Ergonomic Forklift Seat Options

Providing forklift operators with ergonomic and comfortable seating during their shifts is paramount for their safety.

With operators often running extended shifts as part of 24/7 operations, they’re often sitting for long periods of time that can lead to many physical ailments such as back pain.

There are a variety of seats that can be installed on forklifts from basic seats to full OEM approved full air suspension seats.

Benefits of the Correct Forklift Seat

Some benefits of supplying operators with a suitable ergonomic seat include:

  • Operators can complete their shifts without injury downtime, resulting in more productivity for businesses
  • Operator injury risks is minimised, therefore reducing the likelihood of businesses having to pay compensation or cover the medical costs of injured employees
  • An overall reduction in business costs as operators work their full assigned shifts and replacement operators are not required to be sourced to cover the shifts of injured employees when they take time off to seek treatment or recuperate from injury

Adaptalift Group’s online store offers a variety of high quality after-market forklift seat options at different price points to suit a wide range of applications and seated time-frames.

Forklift Suspension Seat

Standard seats such as the GS12 (RP6183) are one of the most popular styles of forklift seat available.

They can be installed across a wide range of forklift models and other mobile equipment such as small tractors and ride-on mowers.

Standard seats offer a basic level of support and ergonomic features that are best suited for shorter sitting time-frames.

Seat Features:

  • Mechanical suspension
  • Adjustable slide tracks
  • Adjustable back rest
  • Weight adjustment to 120kg capacity
  • Dimensions (mm): 480 (L) x 480 (W) x 490 (H)

Wing-Back Style Suspension Seat

Offering superior levels of comfort and ergonomic features than a standard suspension seat, wing-back suspension seats (RP6192) offer extra operator support via the wings on each side.

This style of forklift seat offers improved operator safety through the installed fitted seat-belt, which ensures operators are secure in the event of an accident or unit rollover.

With improved safety and ergonomics these types of forklift seats are suitable for short to medium sitting periods.

Seat Features:

  • Mechanical suspension
  • Adjustable slide tracks
  • Operator presence switch
  • Retractable seat belt c/w switch
  • Hip restraint
  • Back rest adjustment
  • Weight adjustment to 130kg capacity
  • Dimensions (mm): 534 (L) x 575 (W) x 600 (H)

OEM Suspension Seat

Top of the range original equipment manufacturer (OEM) full air suspension forklift seats (66011205) offer premium levels of operator comfort, ergonomic and safety.

Seats offer excellent shock absorption making them ideal for operators who operate their forklift outside or over uneven ground.

Full suspension seats are highly recommended for long sitting periods, but can also be used for any length of shift to offer operators the most comfortable ride.

Seat Features:

  • OEM approved
  • Mechanical suspension
  • Operator presence switch
  • Retractable seat belt c/w switch
  • Hip restraint
  • Back rest adjustment
  • Weight adjustment to 130kg capacity

View our full range of available forklift seats here.

For assistance in selecting the correct seat for your application contact our parts team on 13 22 54 or submit an online enquiry.