End Control Forklifts
The stand-up end control lift truck is an extremely flexible machine and is well known in the material handling industry. These machinery have great performance characteristics that are quite like sit-down electric forklift models.
Ideally, these forklift truck units are suited for warehousing operation settings that have limited space. Their working aisle requirements are often less than those required of a three-wheel electric forklift truck. These machines are an excellent option for applications which need frequent off and on access, as their stand-up design is an excellent characteristic.
The reach truck is a loading apparatus utilized by various businesses that maintain a storage facility which involves the arrangement of finished products on pallets and supplies which are stacked or stored into tall shelving compartments. The reach truck provides safe and easy retrieval of the loaded pallets. It is also an excellent alternative for individuals who prefer to store pallets of products they do not need for immediate use in a way which is safe and efficient.
The basic reach truck model is equipped with an out-rigging mechanism located on the front of the truck. A set of telescoping forks which move up and down are mounted to the out-rigging. The tines additionally include a hydraulic system which allows the operator to lift the load and move it over the out-riggers. This design not just provides a lot more balance to the overall load, but makes it easier for the reach truck to maneuver into narrow aisles between the storage shelves.
After the reach truck finds the shelves which are designated for the pallet, the hydraulics enable the forks to swing into place and lower the pallet into the shelving, sliding the pallet into position. Usually, a reach truck will easily fit into an aisle that is less than 10 feet across without difficulty, so long as there are no other pallets protruding out from the shelving area.