Benefits of Switching to Reach Trucks Vs. Four Wheel Sit Down Forklifts
With many companies expanding the products they manufacture and distribute, there is a need to expand the foot print of a company’s square footage. However, many companies are land locked or do not have the capital to expand their facilities but still need more room for their product lines.
In these scenarios, it makes sense to utilize the air above by going higher with their shelving and racking and squeezing in a few more aisles of space to accommodate their products. To do this, moving from a sit down forklift to a reach truck type of forklift could be a possible solution to minimize expense while maximizing the current plant layout.
A reach truck will operate in a narrower aisle than a sit down lift truck, allowing a company to add more rows of product in the same space by reducing the width of the aisle. The reach mechanism allows the reach truck to grab product without moving the unit itself while in the rack. The short turning radius of a reach truck will allow the operator to move freely and safely in a narrow aisle while maintaining efficiency in pulling product.
If your company is looking to expand, but does not want to add more square footage, consider replacing sit down forklifts with narrow aisle reach trucks to help with your expansion! Contact us today for more information!