A sit-down counterbalanced forklift is a standard lift truck vehicle that is normally visualized when most individuals imagine a lift truck or forklift. This particular machine come in any of the tire types like solid or pneumatic options as well as various types of fuel like for instance diesel, gas, and electric models. It has a variety of attachment options, lift heights and weight capacities.
Most warehouses use the smaller 3000 lb. to 4000 lb. lift trucks. If you run a small operation and need only one truck, this forklift size is an ideal and practical alternative. The standard forklift is a wide aisle truck that needs 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. Available options and attachments include fork shifts, side shifts, slip sheet attachments and hydraulic clamps.
The reach truck is also referred to as a stand-up reach, straddle reach and double-deep reach. The reach truck is a narrow aisle truck specifically designed used for racked pallet storage. This specific unit measures 8' to 10'. The reach truck consists of telescoping forks and uses outriggers in front as well as a hydraulic scissors-type mechanism. The hydraulic scissors kind of device enables you to pick up the load and retract it over the outriggers. This design enables the operator to turn in a narrower aisle by reducing the truck's overall load length.
Double-deep reach trucks allow the operator to store pallets in a two-deep double-deep rack system. The outcome has provided a specially extended reach mechanism. Reach trucks are designed only 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 simple work of some specific heavy-duty applications.