It is vital to figure out what type of needs you need before choosing the warehouse truck. Consider things like how high you intend to lift your cargo, how much you have to raise, how much space you have to work in and how far you would like to travel. These factors will influence your purchasing decision and help decipher which forklift truck is really the best one out there to meet all your needs and meet your overall expectations.
Pedestrian stackers are the most cost-effective because these machinery are best utilized in standard width aisles and could complete ordinary warehouse stacking jobs. They are capable of easily raising cargo of less than 750kg and can stack them to heights of around 4.5 metres. A different type called rider stackers can successfully lift cargo to around 6 metres.
Yet a different choice to consider are reach trucks since they offer much greater lift and load capacities, whilst several models complete with telescopic forks. This characteristic enables you the ability of stacking pallets two deep. For extra flexibility in goods handling, there is a 4-way and a multi-way reach truck which as the name implies, can be driven in four directions. These models are specifically best for handling large and long objects such as boards, piping and planks.
Counterbalance trucks are best suitable for traveling longer distance and are a good option for stacking jobs, specially block stacking. They are also an ideal alternative for free stacking and stacking cargo which weigh more than 2 tonnes.
A Tight Squeeze
The aisle space in a high-density storage operation would usually be a lot narrower, whilst the heights can be somewhat higher also. The Man-up telescopic lift trucks are best utilized in narrow aisle, high-bay stores. They offer the driver or operator a good view of the stacking process. There are also models called man-up combi trucks. These are quite versatile in that they could be utilized for both order- picking and stacking tasks. They could be used in narrow aisles or driven all around the warehouse.