A sit-down counterbalanced lift truck is a standard forklift vehicle that is normally envisioned when most individuals imagine a forklift or lift truck. This particular machinery come in any of the tire types like pneumatic or solid options in addition to different kinds of fuel including electric, diesel and gas models. It has various kinds of attachments, weight capacities and lift heights.
Most warehouses utilize the smaller 3000 lb. to 4000 pound lift trucks. If you run a small operation and require only one truck, this forklift size is an ideal and practical alternative. The typical forklift is a wide aisle truck which needs at least 11' aisles to turn in. The aisle's width is determined by the turn radius, the size of the truck and the load size. Available attachments and options include hydraulic clamps, slip sheet attachments, fork shifts and side shifts.
Reach trucks or double-deep reach, stand-up reach, and straddle reach trucks are a specifically designed narrow aisle reach truck for racked pallet storage. This specific unit measures 8' to 10'. The reach truck has telescoping forks and utilizes outriggers in front as well as a hydraulic scissors-type device. The hydraulic scissors kind of mechanism enables you to pick up the load and retract it over the outriggers. This particular design enables the operator to turn in a narrower aisle by reducing the truck's overall load length.
The double-deep reach trucks allow the operator to store pallets 2 deep in a uniquely designed double-deep rack. This outcome is provided by a specially extended reach device. Reach trucks are made just for racking areas. They do not work well for quickly transporting loads over distances or for loading trucks. These types of reach trucks make particular easy work of some specific heavy-duty operations.