from articulating; therefore, the forklift cannot be
steered. Failure to disengage the pin may cause serious
injury or death.
The 4k forklift can be towed rearward using the tow
bar (fig. 8-4) located on the rear of the vehicle.
The towing procedure for the 4K (RT) forklift is as
1. Remove the pin securing the tow bar in the
vertical position and lower the tow bar into the towing
position and attach it to the pintle hook on the towing
2. Disconnect the hook end of the two safety chains
from the forklift and attach them to the towing vehicle.
3. Push the axle disconnect lever (fig. 8-5) to the
right toward the front chassis to disconnect the axles for
The axle disconnect lever controls the engagement
of the transmission output shaft to the front and rear
axles. To engage the axles for operation, you push the
lever to the left towards the rear of the vehicle.
4. Open the steering bypass valve (fig. 8-6) by
turning it counterclockwise fully.
The steering bypass valve allows the front chassis
to pivot freely on the rear chassis when towing the
forklift. For normal steering control, close the valve by
turning the knob clockwise fully.
Figure 8-4.Tow bar and chains.
Figure 8-5.Axle disconnect lever.
Figure 8-6.Steering bypass valve.
Verify that the steering bypass valve is
closed before operating the 4K forklift.
5. Remove the safety pin (fig. 8-3), if installed.
The safety pin must not be installed when the forklift
is being towed.