Please dont make a comment such as "forklifts aren't made as a manlift" or anything like that, thank you.
We replaced our forklift at work in early 2010. Well, it came in as a HIGH mast forklift and the mast would hit the ceiling in the shop before a you would if you were standing in the old basket. We use the basket to change light bulbs in the shop, trim trees, anything else that may arise. To me it's pretty nice to have. Our old basket had a wooden floor and the forks would lift directly underneath the floor. Well, I had to raise that up about 4 1/2 feet off the forks for somebody to be able to use the basket inside to change light bulbs. Instead of building off the old basket, I got a wild hair and built a totally new one. I built this in April 2010. Yeah I know it's prolly overkill, but it's not going to fall apart and the wind isn't going to blow it over.
Dates are not correct in the following pics.
Notice I made the door only open inwards, it will not open outwards.
Easy enough for a lock, it just slides into both tubes.
Nice added feature so it won't slip off the forks.
Now that's way up there.
thanks for looking