It is essential to figure out what kind of needs you have prior to choosing the warehouse truck. Consider things such as how high you plan to raise your loads, how much you need to lift, how much space you need to work in and how far you would like to travel. These factors would truly affect your purchasing decision and help decipher which forklift truck is truly the best one out there to meet your requirements and meet your overall expectations.
Pedestrian stackers are the most economical because these machinery are best used in normal width aisles and are able to finish ordinary warehouse stacking tasks. They could easily lift loads of less than 750kg and be able to stack them to heights of approximately 4.5 metres. Another kind called rider stackers can successfully raise loads to around 6 metres.
Reach trucks are yet another alternative to consider. They give you much greater lift and load capacities and several models come complete with telescopic forks. This feature enables you the ability of stacking 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, can be driven in four directions. These models are particularly great for handling bulky and long things like boards, piping and planks.
The counterbalance line of trucks is suitable for traveling longer distances. They are a great option for stacking jobs, especially block stacking. They are also an excellent option for free stacking and stacking loads which weigh more than 2 tonnes.
A Tight Squeeze
If you are working in a high-density storage operation, the aisle space would usually be much narrower and the heights you would want to reach to will possibly be a lot higher. Man-up telescopic lift trucks work well in narrow aisle, high-bay stores. They provide the operator or driver a good view of the stacking process. There are also kinds known as man-up combi trucks. These are fairly versatile in that they can be utilized for both stacking and order-picking tasks. They could be used in narrow aisles or driven all around the warehouse.