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. With this antistatic strap in rubber you ground your vehicles. This prevents electrostatic discharges, which can destroy integrated circuits and lead to high costs.
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.