A forklift truck of weight W has dimensions shown in the figure below. Its centre of gravity G is mid-way between the front and the rear axles.
When a uniform block of
weight w (w < W) is placed on the front forks as shown, how the load on the rear axle will change?
Will the truck's center of gravity G change?
The Attempt at a Solution
I tried to use M = F.d, but I don't know which items are constant, and which ones change.
Please help. Thanks in advance.