Lift trucks are classified due to the types of aisles they have been designed to work in. Narrow Aisle and Wide Aisle lift trucks are designed to turn in the aisle, whereas Very Narrow Aisle trucks really don't turn within the aisle. There are certain aisle widths to take into consideration with different models.
VNA or Very Narrow Aisle trucks work in less than 6 feet places and normally utilize particular guidance systems such as rail, wire or optical systems in order to travel in the aisles. Several various models of VNA trucks comprise Swing Masts, Order Selectors and Turret Trucks. These are common kinds in compact retail areas and in several warehouse and storage situations.
Narrow Aisle trucks could operate within aisles from 8 feet to 10 feet wide. Generally these are stand-up models like for example Reach Trucks. They are commonly used in warehouses and storage facilities.
The wide aisle forklift is designed to work within aisles more than 8 feet to 10 feet.
The "Ergomat" padding on stand-up units offer padding on a sloped floorboard. These features are designed to reduce operator exhaustion by absorbing vibration. The operator compartment is really large and has an 8" low step height which helps lessen overall body fatigue by easing frequent entry and exit. The unit includes polyurethane steer tires to absorb vibration and shocks caused by uneven floor in order to allow smooth traveling. For additional comfort, there is a floor mat and a cushioned armrest along with a backrest designed to help keep operators comfortable and hence more effective while limiting exhaustion.