A sit-down counterbalanced lift truck is a standard lift truck vehicle that is commonly envisioned when most people picture a forklift or lift truck. This machine is available in any of the tire types like for instance pneumatic or solid options in addition to different fuel types like electric, diesel and gas models. It has a variety of attachment options, weight capacities and lift heights.
Most warehouses use the smaller 3000 pound to 4000 lb. lift trucks. If you run a small operation and require only one truck, this size of forklift is an ideal and practical alternative. The regular forklift is a wide aisle truck which requires at least 11' aisles to turn in. The width of the aisle is determined by the turn radius, the truck size and the size of the load. Available options and attachments include hydraulic clamps, slip sheet attachments, fork shifts and side shifts.
Reach trucks or stand-up reach, straddle reach and double-deep reach trucks are a specifically designed narrow aisle reach truck used for racked pallet storage. This specific model measures 8' to 10'. The reach truck consists of telescoping forks and utilizes a hydraulic scissors-type mechanism as well as outriggers in front. The hydraulic scissors type of mechanism allows you to lift the load and retract it over the outriggers. This particular design enables the operator to turn in a narrower aisle by reducing the truck's overall load length.
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 mechanism. Reach trucks are made just for racking areas. They do not work well for quickly transporting loads over distances or for loading trucks. These kinds of reach trucks make particular simple work of some specific heavy-duty operations.