A counterbalanced sit-down lift truck is also called a standard lift truck. It is the type of vehicle that most individuals picture in their mind when they imagine a forklift or a lift truck. This machinery come in any of the tire types like for example solid or pneumatic options in addition to different fuel types including gas, electric and diesel models. It has a variety of attachment options, lift heights and weight capacities.
The majority of warehouses utilize the smaller 3000 pound to 4000 lb. lift trucks. If you run a small operation and need just one truck, this forklift size is an ideal and practical option. The regular forklift is a wide aisle truck which needs at least 11' aisles to turn in. The aisle's width is determined by the turn radius, the size of the truck as well as the load size. Options and attachments that are available comprise side shifts, fork shifts, hydraulic clamps and slip sheet attachments.
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 model measures 8' to 10'. The reach truck consists of telescoping forks and uses a hydraulic scissors-type mechanism as well as outriggers in front. The hydraulic scissors kind of device allows 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 overall load length of the truck.
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 device. Reach trucks are designed for racking areas only. They do not work well for loading trucks or for quickly transporting loads over distances. These reach trucks make particular easy work of some specific heavy-duty operations.