A sit-down counterbalanced forklift is a standard lift truck vehicle that is usually envisioned when most people imagine a forklift or lift truck. This particular equipment come in any of the tire types like solid or pneumatic options as well as different types of fuel like electric, diesel and gas models. It has various types of attachments, weight capacities and lift heights.
The majority of warehouses use the smaller 3000 pound to 4000 pound lift trucks. If you run a small operation and require just one truck, this size of forklift is a practical and ideal choice. The standard forklift is a wide aisle truck which needs at least 11' aisles to turn in. The aisle's width is determined by the truck size, the turn radius and the size of the load. Available options and attachments consist of hydraulic clamps, slip sheet attachments, side shifts and fork shifts.
The reach truck is also known as a straddle reach, double-deep reach and stand-up reach. The reach truck is a narrow aisle truck specially designed for racked pallet storage. This unit measures 8' to 10'. The reach truck has telescoping forks and uses a hydraulic scissors-type device as well as outriggers in front. The hydraulic scissors kind of device enables you to pick up the load and retract it over the outriggers. This particular design enables the operator to turn in a narrower aisle by reducing the overall load length of the truck.
Double-deep reach trucks enable 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 designed only for racking areas. They do not work well for loading trucks or for quickly transporting loads over distances. These types of reach trucks make particular simple work of some specific heavy-duty applications.