A package fork raise is a piece of large equipment developed to raise and move huge shipping bins commonly used for shipping on boats or trains. These shipping bins are quite huge and large, so the package fork raise is much bigger and heavier responsibility than just about all other types of forklifts available.
It usually features very huge air-driven tires for better controlling, especially over irregular landscape, and it usually runs on a heavy-duty diesel engine that can produce enough power and twisting to help the machine raise the very huge bins. Other container handlers may use different methods for getting the bins and shifting them, but a package fork raise uses forks similar to other fork raise designs.
The forks slip underneath the bins and raise them, so they must be positioned correctly to ensure the package stays securely on the raise during transportation. Some package fork raise designs are only developed to raise the bins a few legs off the floor during transport; it is not uncommon for a raise to only raise the package off the floor at most. Other package handlers are developed for shifting bins to much greater levels using a different lifting method. The main objective of a package fork lift is to load and get rid of bins onto or off of truck beds, train vehicles, or even delivers.