What is a reach forklift truck and how can it help your business?

A reach forklift truck, also known as a reach truck, is a type of forklift that is specifically designed for use in narrow aisle warehouses and other confined spaces. These trucks are characterized by their ability to extend their forks out in front of the vehicle, allowing them to reach further into the aisle than a traditional forklift truck.

A reach forklift truck can make the most of your warehouse space

One of the primary uses for reach forklift trucks is for stacking and retrieving pallets in narrow aisle warehouses. These trucks have a compact design that allows them to maneuver easily in tight spaces, making them ideal for use in warehouses with limited aisle width. They also have a high lift capacity, allowing them to stack pallets up to several levels high.

In addition to warehouse use, reach forklift trucks can also be used in other industries such as retail, manufacturing, and distribution centers. For example, in a retail setting, reach trucks can be used to restock shelves and move merchandise around the store. In a manufacturing facility, they can be used to move raw materials and finished products. And in distribution centers, they can be used to load and unload trucks, as well as move products around the warehouse.

Increase efficiency in your business

One of the key benefits of reach forklift trucks is their ability to increase productivity and efficiency in the workplace. Because they can reach further into the aisle and stack pallets higher, they can save time and labor compared to traditional forklifts. They also have a smaller turning radius, making them more agile and easier to maneuver in tight spaces.

Another benefit of reach forklift trucks is their ability to save space. Because they are designed to work in narrow aisles, they can help businesses maximize the use of their warehouse space. This can be especially important for businesses that operate in smaller facilities or have limited storage space.

Radnes Services – here to help with all your reach truck requirements

Here at Radnes we are a CAT forklift dealer and the reach truck range that we can provide them for sale or hire, depending on your needs. We’re based in Croydon and work with companies across Surrey, Kent, London and the wider South East area.

CAT’s state of the art engineering means that their reach truck range gives you super ergonomics and is designed around your operators to ensure that they can perform to the best of their abilities while working with these trucks. Hydraulic and steering control gives them precise manoeuvering power. They have all round views to ensure accurate pallet handling. Smooth, quiet, jerk-free and highly stable performance means more accurate functions when lifting, lowering and using side shift functions.
CAT also now offer their lithium-ion battery technology as an option across their range. These electric trucks give your business the flexibility of opportunity charging – the ability to plug in to a fast charger and charge quicker so you can keep moving 24/7. As well as reduced emissions li-ion batteries offer ongoing savings on energy, equipment, labour and downtime.

Get in touch with our friendly team today to find out more.