Placing on the market of certain materials handling equipment without interchangeable equipment

FEM adopts a position paper according to which Directive 2006/42/EC does not preclude manufacturers from placing on the market forklift trucks, rough-terrain variable-reach trucks and variable-reach tractors not fitted with forks or interchangeable equipment provided that obligations for ‘machinery’ in Article 5 (1) are fulfilled. In particular, manufacturers must provide instructions with the essential characteristics of forks and interchangeable equipment which may be fitted, draw up the EC declaration of conformity of the truck and/or the PME (Permanently Mounted Equipment) of the rough-terrain variable-reach tractor, affix the CE marking.

See the detailed FEM position HERE