Ever wondered why there's a strap dragging on the ground underneath some forklifts? It’s an anti-static strap, also known as a ground strap. This copper antistatic strap is suitable for dissipating static electricity from your vehicle. This is done for personal protection and for ensuring electromagnetic compatibility. Brackets for attachment not included.
A static electricity dissipation device allows electricity to be dissipated into the ground rather than into the machine’s internal components or the forklift operator.
Avoid problems caused by static electricity by attaching an anti-static strap to the bottom of your lift truck. A ground strap is especially important for forklifts with non-marking tires. Non-marking tires are made of a different compound and have no anti-static properties, so a grounding strap is essential.
The strap needs to touch the floor and be relatively clean. If you install 2 straps you will have insurance if one is worn or falls off.