Lift trucks are categorized into the following types according to the structure:
Standard Trucks: The standard lift truck is a tough and durable unit and the most commonly used lift trucks inside warehouses. Standard trucks could usually lift weights between 3,000 pounds to 4,000 pounds and their blades can lift loads as high as 20 feet.
Reach Truck: Reach Trucks are a different name for narrow-aisle forklifts. Generally, these machinery run on electricity. These types of machinery are particularly made for pallet storage. They could lift loads up to 40 feet in height. If you want raising and unloading weights quickly and over long distances, than a reach truck will not be the right kind of machinery for your needs.
Order Selector: Very narrow aisle lift trucks or order selectors can be utilized to transport racked loads that are much smaller than pallet size. Order Selectors are different in that they could lift both the truck driver and the load as high as 40 feet.
Motorized Pallet Trucks: The motorized pallet truck has been called by lots of names including: walkies, walkie riders and riders. These models are appropriately named due to the fact that the operator is not required to sit inside of the machinery to be able to operate it. Instead, the driver walks beside the truck as it transports the load.
Swing Mast Trucks: Swing Mast Trucks are similar in appearance to regular units of trucks. These are machines with a narrow aisle and have masts which can swing up to 90 degrees, just in one direction.
Turret Trucks: The turret truck has been designed to operate in very narrow aisles. Similar to an Order Selector, they can raise the cargo as well as the operator. In addition, these trucks could swing their forks 90 degree on each side.
To determine what model in particular will best meet your businesses requirements, go to a local dealer to check out all the different models. If you want to rent before you purchase, this is a great alternative for you to be able to check out various units prior to making such a large purchase. Make sure you have a list of questions for your forklift dealer and be very truthful about what the requirements of company are when you are talking about the facts with a dependable dealer.
These days, there is such a huge range of forklift units available, that it does not matter where you are, you would be able to find the best lift truck for your company.