Types of Aisles
Narrow Aisle and Wide Aisle lift trucks are classed due to the types of aisles they have been designed to operate in. These machines are able to turn in an aisle, while Very Narrow Aisle trucks actually don't turn within the aisle. There are some aisle widths to consider with different models.
Very Narrow Aisle or VNA trucks operate in less than 6 feet places and often utilize particular guidance systems such as wire, optical or rail systems in order to travel within the aisles. Several different models of VNA trucks consist of Turret Trucks, Swing Masts and Order Selectors. These are common kinds in tight retail areas and in some storage and warehouse situations.
Narrow Aisle trucks can work within aisles from 8 feet to 10 feet wide. Generally these are stand-up units like Reach Trucks. They are often utilized within storage facilities and warehouses.
The wide aisle forklift is designed to work within aisles more than 8 feet to 10 feet.
The "Ergomat" padding on stand-up units offer padding on a sloped floorboard. These features are designed to reduce operator exhaustion by absorbing vibration. The operator compartment is really big and has an 8" low step height that helps lessen overall body exhaustion by easing frequent entry and exit. The model includes polyurethane steer tires to absorb shocks and vibration caused by uneven floor in order to enable smooth traveling. For added comfort, there is a cushioned armrest and floor mat as well as a backrest designed to help keep operators comfortable and thus more effective while limiting exhaustion.