It is vital to figure out what type of requirements you need prior to choosing the warehouse truck. Think about things such as how high you intend to raise your loads, 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 what forklift truck is really the best one out there to meet all your requirements and meet your overall expectations.
Pedestrian stackers are the most inexpensive because these machinery are best utilized in standard width aisles and are able to finish ordinary warehouse stacking jobs. They are capable of easily raising cargo of less than 750kg and could stack them to heights of approximately 4.5 metres. A different model known as rider stackers could successfully raise loads to around 6 metres.
Reach trucks are yet another choice to think about. They give you much greater lift and load capacities and several models come complete with telescopic forks. This characteristic allows you the ability to stack pallets two deep. For added flexibility in handling goods, there is a multi-way and a 4-way reach truck that as the name implies, could be driven in four directions. These models are specifically great for handling large and long things like for example piping, planks and boards.
Counterbalance trucks are best suited for traveling longer distance and are a great choice for stacking jobs, particularly block stacking. They are also a great option for free stacking and stacking loads that weigh over 2 tonnes.
A Tight Squeeze
The aisle space in a high-density storage operation will typically be much narrower, while the heights could be somewhat higher also. The Man-up telescopic lift trucks are best used in narrow aisle, high-bay stores. They provide the operator or driver a good view of the stacking process. There are also types called man-up combi trucks. These are quite versatile in that they can be used for both stacking and order-picking jobs. They can be utilized in narrow aisles or driven all around the warehouse.