When the time comes to choose the suitable warehouse truck, it is a great idea to figure out how high you intend to lift your cargo, how much you need to lift, how much space you have to work in and how far you want to travel. These factors would really influence your purchasing decision and help decipher which kind of forklift truck is really the ideal one out there to meet all your needs and meet your whole expectations.
The most inexpensive trucks are pedestrian stackers. These equipment are ideal for working in normal width aisles and finishing ordinary stacking tasks in a warehouse. They could easily lift loads of less than 750kg and can stack them to heights of about 4.5 metres. A different kind called rider stackers can successfully lift cargo to roughly 6 metres.
Reach trucks are yet a different alternative to consider. They give you much greater lift and load capacities and several models come complete with telescopic forks. This feature enables you the ability to stack pallets two deep. For added flexibility in handling goods, there is a 4-way and a multi-way reach truck that as the name implies, could be driven in four directions. These models are specifically best for handling large and long items like boards, piping and planks.
The counterbalance line of trucks is best for traveling longer distances. They are a good alternative for stacking jobs, especially block stacking. They are also a great option for stacking cargo that weigh over 2 tonnes and free stacking.
A Tight Squeeze
The aisle space in a high-density storage operation would normally be a lot narrower, whilst the heights may be somewhat higher as well. The Man-up telescopic lift trucks are best used in narrow aisle, high-bay stores. They offer the driver or operator a good view of the stacking process. There are other models referred to as man-up combi trucks. These are quite versatile in that they can be utilized for both order- picking and stacking tasks. They can be driven all over the warehouse or used in narrow aisles.