VNA and NA Trucks: There are certain truck types which have VNA or very narrow aisle features or NA or narrow aisle features. The majority of counterbalanced trucks require a minimum of 11 feet of aisle width in order to function efficiently and safely. NA trucks however, are able to function in narrow aisles that are 8 to 10 feet wide. In addition, very narrow aisle or VNA trucks can function in aisles as narrow as 6 feet wide.
VNA and NA trucks offer a lot of benefits since they make it possible for warehouses to be built with narrower aisles. This results in the warehouse being able to successfully store numerous more products in a particular area, improving cube use. The loads transported using NA and VNA trucks usually are limited to around 3000 and 5000 lbs. Reach trucks are capable of operating in narrow aisle. Turret trucks, rotating mast trucks and order selectors could operate in narrow or very narrow aisles, depending on the specific unit.
Reach Trucks: Particularly designed for storage and retrieval, reach trucks are made with telescoping forks and outriggers that enables the operator to lift and retract a load over the outriggers. These units are not the best suited for transporting loads quickly over long distances nor for unloading or loading trucks. Similar to the order selector, reach trucks could be available for lifting heights that are higher than 30 feet.
Turret Trucks and Rotating-Mast Trucks: Like typical sit-down forklifts, rotating mast trucks have masts which are able to rotate in one direction, to a 90 degree angle. This feature enables them to operate within a narrow aisle situation. Turret trucks could work in very narrow or narrow aisle places. Like order selectors, these equipment are capable of lifting both the operator and the cargo. Moreover, they can enable the operator to deal with loads on either side of an aisle without re-entering and exiting the aisle.
Turret trucks are normally wire or rail guided when utilized in very narrow aisles. Therefore, the operator could concentrate on the work load at hand since they doesn't need to focus any energy on their driving skills. As turret trucks are considered "operator-up" trucks, they could be utilized for picking items and cases as well as full pallet handling.