Reach Trucks


Reach trucks are designed predominantly for warehouse operation. They offer maximum lift height with excellent maneuverability.

The name refers to the ability of the fork carriage to ‘reach’ out beyond the stabilising legs and therefore ‘reach’ into racking. The combination of this reach capability and the stabilising legs means reach trucks can lift to great heights (in excess of 10 meters) while still operating in very tight working environments. The stabilising legs and batteries within a reach truck negate the need for any counterbalance weight within the truck construction.

While excellent for use indoors, reach trucks are not ideally suited to work outside. Their low under-carriage clearance can cause problems on uneven working surfaces, and their electric power systems can be prone to contact trouble if regularly shaken due to undulating working surfaces.

Multi-Directional Reach Truck


A Multi-Directional Reach Truck does what it says. With it's 4 way steering it is extremely manoeuvrable and is capable of moving wide loads

A Multi-Directional Reach Truck is commonly used in warehouses and large distribution centres for moving around pallets of stock in confined spaces. The Multi-Directional Reach Truck differs from the standard Counterbalanced Fork Lift Truck because of the way it is constructed and used.

Multi-Directional Reach Trucks usually operate in narrow aisles and can lift palletized goods to heights of 12 metres. They are mostly battery operated and although may differ slightly from manufacturer to manufacturer are basically the same. As with all mechanical handling aids, Reach Truck operators must be trained, tested and carry a current certificate of competence.



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