In many areas of logistics and warehousing technology, telescopic forks are used in order to facilitate one-sided loading of trucks or storage in doubledeep racks. Furthermore, these forks can be used as extensions for the adjustment of load depth. Telescopic forks are equipped with two-cylinder forced hydraulic synchronism. The residual load capacity and driver visibility of the lift truck are far superior to reach forks and load extenders. Load extenders are applied where telescopic forks cannot be used due to a low ground clearance of the load or where loads picked up by clamps are to be telescoped.