A counterbalanced sit-down lift truck also goes by the name of a standard lift truck. It is the kind of vehicle that most people picture in their mind when they imagine a lift truck or a forklift. This machine is available in any of the tire types like for instance solid or pneumatic options in addition to various kinds of fuel including gas, electric and diesel models. It has different types of attachments, lift heights and weight capacities.
The workhorses in the majority of warehouses are the smaller 3000 pound to 4000 pound trucks. If you are only able to have one truck and are running a smaller operation, this is a great choice as it is a very practical alternative. The typical forklift is a wide aisle truck that needs at least 11' aisles to turn in. The width of the aisle is determined by the truck size, the turn radius and the size of the load. Available attachments and options comprise hydraulic clamps, slip sheet attachments, fork shifts and side shifts.
The reach truck is also referred to as a double-deep reach, stand-up reach, and straddle reach. The reach truck is a narrow aisle truck specially made for racked pallet storage. This unit measures 8' to 10'. The reach truck consists of telescoping forks and utilizes outriggers in front as well as a hydraulic scissors-type mechanism. The hydraulic scissors kind of mechanism allows you to lift 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.
The double-deep reach trucks enable the operator to store pallets 2 deep in a uniquely designed double-deep rack. This outcome is provided by a specially extended reach mechanism. Reach trucks are made for racking areas only. They do not work well for quickly transporting loads over distances or for loading trucks. These kinds of reach trucks make particular easy work of some specific heavy-duty applications.