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