Introducing an innovative safety device to protect operators of stand up industrial trucks against accidental rear—ward collisions with racking systems.

     Main Features
  • Easy to install. Attaches in minutes.
  • Minimum machine downtime and installation costs.
  • Provides enhanced operator safety. Addresses the underrider hazard around racking components.
  • Provides greater operator control of the reach truck. Reduces the risk of objects striking the operator causing loss of control.

Complies with the strict ANSI B56.1 safety standard for lift trucks.

     Fits Reach Trucks and Standup Counterbalance Trucks.

Call to enquire if The Backbone® fits your stand up truck.
It's about time someone invented The Backbone®. I especially like the supplied foam padding for the operator's comfort and additional safety.

- Safety Manager, Knoll North America

I don't understand why the lift truck manufacturers haven't addressed this safety hazard. The Backbone® is a badly needed safety feature.

- David Cormack, Liftow
Members of the
International Warehouse and Logistics Association
qualify for factory direct pricing.

Click here to inquire by email

Or call Norm Nopper, President, Lakeport Metalcraft Inc.
The Backbone® is available through: and your local Toyota Material Handling parts suppliers.
Ph: 1-800-242-6670
Fax: 1-800-242-6685

Your local Cat® Lift Trucks, Mitsubishi Forklift Trucks and Jungheinrich dealers.
(Ask them to order through RapidParts Inc.)

The Backbone® is manufactured by:

Lakeport Metalcraft Inc.
1-855-272-1445 (North America)

For technical information, please contact us.
Attention Fellow
IWLA Members!
The Backbone® Safety Bar for Reach Trucks and Standup Counterbalance Trucks is a Registered Trademark in Canada
Technology Under License - Patents US8,950,553, CA2,726,561, D673753(US), D137849(CA), D734,915(US).

Toyotal Material Handling Dealers, Independent Dealers & Resellers

For dealer pricing,
call Debbie or John at
(North America),
or email

Cat® lift truck, Mitsubishi forklift, and Jungheinrich forklift dealers in North and South America

The Backbone® is available through RapidParts Inc.
Please contact them directly.

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The Backbone
Safety Bar for Reach Trucks
                        & Standup Counterbalance Trucks