Narrow Aisle Forklifts
Narrow aisle forklifts are specifically designed to be able to fit down extremely narrow warehouse aisles. This provides a few benefits to business owners like significantly increasing their space to store items. Even smaller aisles could fit a lift truck through them. Narrow aisle forklifts are known for their maneuverability and not much space is required to move a narrow aisle lift truck. Their design has allowed them to move without a lot of space because of the fact that the majority of items that hinder movement have been squished up the main forklift body in their design.
Some of the downsides are that compared to standard forklifts, they are really slow. For example, if you are required to transport items across large distances, in terms of speed, these lift trucks would not cut it. This problem can be solved easily if you also have access to a standard forklift. Several businesses prefer to use the narrow aisle forklift to move the load to a central location. These things are then handed off to a standard forklift which would take it the bulk of the distance. Typically, narrow aisle forklifts are unable to move as much weight so they are only effective for loads which are small.
How to Drive a Forklift Truck
A forklift or an industrial powered lift truck operates on the same principal as your regular automobile. It has brakes, a steering wheel and an accelerator and also requires some good hand-eye coordination to operate and requires concentration. The forklift is capable of raising loads that weigh several tons up to heights of 24 feet or higher. They can function in very narrow confines. Operating a forklift requires additional expertise and training in order to run efficiently and smoothly.