A counterbalanced sit-down forklift is also called a standard lift truck. It is the kind of vehicle which most people envision in their mind when they imagine a forklift or a lift truck. This particular equipment come in any of the tire types like for example pneumatic or solid options along with different fuel types including electric, diesel and gas models. It has a variety of attachment options, lift heights and weight capacities.
The majority of warehouses utilize the smaller 3000 lb. to 4000 pound lift trucks. If you run a small operation and require just one truck, this forklift size is a practical and ideal choice. The typical forklift is a wide aisle truck that requires at least 11' aisles to turn in. The width of the aisle is determined by the turn radius, the truck size as well as the size of the load. Options and attachments which are available include hydraulic clamps, slip sheet attachments, fork shifts and side 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 specifically made used for racked pallet storage. This specific unit measures 8' to 10'. The reach truck has telescoping forks and utilizes a hydraulic scissors-type mechanism as well as outriggers in front. The hydraulic scissors type of mechanism enables you to pick up the load and retract it over the outriggers. This design enables the operator to turn in a narrower aisle by reducing the truck's overall load length.
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 device. Reach trucks are designed only for racking areas. They do not work well for loading trucks or for quickly transporting loads over distances. These kinds of reach trucks make particular easy work of some specific heavy-duty applications.