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How far can the forks move from side to side?

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The forks can generally move only 6-12 inches from side to side by using the 3rd lever. However, all modern trucks have forks that are easy to manually move. Just lift up the pin that is holding the fork in its groove, and put it in the groove where it will work best for what you're doing. don't forget to lock it again with the same pin

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