A sit-down counterbalanced forklift is a standard lift truck vehicle that is commonly visualized when most people imagine a forklift or lift truck. This equipment come in any of the tire types like for instance pneumatic or solid options along with various fuel types like for example diesel, gas, and electric models. It has a variety of attachment options, lift heights and weight capacities.
The majority of warehouses use the smaller 3000 lb. to 4000 lb. lift trucks. If you run a small operation and require just one truck, this forklift size is a practical and ideal option. The standard forklift is a wide aisle truck which requires at least 11' aisles to turn in. The width of the aisle is determined by the turn radius, the truck size and the load size. Attachments and options which are available comprise hydraulic clamps, slip sheet attachments, side shifts and fork shifts.
Reach trucks or straddle reach, double-deep reach and stand-up reach trucks are a specifically designed narrow aisle reach truck utilized for racked pallet storage. This particular model 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.
Double-deep reach trucks enable the operator to store pallets in a two-deep double-deep rack system. The outcome has provided a specially extended reach device. Reach trucks are designed for racking areas only. They do not work well for quickly transporting loads over distances or for loading trucks. These kinds of reach trucks make particular easy work of some specific heavy-duty operations.