A sit-down counterbalanced forklift is a regular lift truck vehicle which is commonly visualized when most individuals picture a forklift or lift truck. This particular equipment come in any of the tire types such as solid or pneumatic options along with different fuel types like for instance diesel, gas, and electric models. It has different types of attachments, lift heights and weight capacities.
The workhorses within most warehouses are the smaller 3000 lb. to 4000 lb. trucks. If you are only able to have one truck and are running a smaller operation, this is a great choice because it is a very practical option. The typical forklift is a wide aisle truck that needs at least 11' aisles to turn in. The aisle's width is determined by the truck size, the turn radius as well as the size of the load. Available attachments and options include hydraulic clamps, slip sheet attachments, fork shifts and side shifts.
Reach trucks or straddle reach, double-deep reach and stand-up reach trucks are a specially designed narrow aisle reach truck for racked pallet storage. This model measures 8' to 10'. The reach truck has telescoping forks and uses outriggers in front as well as a hydraulic scissors-type device. The hydraulic scissors type of device enables you to lift the load and retract it over the outriggers. This design enables the operator to turn in a narrower aisle by reducing the overall load length of the truck.
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 mechanism. Reach trucks are designed only for racking areas. They do not work well for loading trucks or for quickly transporting loads over distances. These reach trucks make particular simple work of some specific heavy-duty operations.