Lift Truck Capabilities
Deemed the metal workhorse by many, lift trucks are truly amazing creations that can make a days work easier and much more productive. Because of this, the company can operate at optimal performance while saving money. Keep in mind that each type of lift truck has different benefits and capabilities. For the sake of example, consider the Counterbalanced Lift Truck:
Counterbalanced Lift Truck This type of lift truck is primarily used in open areas or aisles that measure between 10 and 13 feet wide. With the counterbalanced lift truck, it can be powered by an internal combustion engine, known as an ICE, or be battery powered, known as BP. For the BP type, this would include diesel, propane, or gasoline fuel.
The type of tires used on a counterbalanced lift truck are generally cushion (CT), which are intended for indoor operation, or pneumatic (PT) used for outdoor operation. Finally, for this type of lift truck, the load capability is between 1,000 and 100,000 pounds.
The counterbalanced lift truck works by counterbalancing the truck using a heavy counter balance positioned over the back wheels. The result is that lift is achieved capable of holding up to 100,000 pounds with a lift height capacity between 25 and 30 feet.
A benchmark, pallet storage mode is what a selective pallet rack is. With a counterbalanced lift truck, it can be used as a vehicle for both storage and retrieval benchmark purposes. If the truck will be used for loading and unloading trucks, or storing and retrieving loads, this is the perfect choice.
Then for block stacking, drive in and drive through rack, and pallet storage frames, specific operating aisle would be required, which the counterbalanced lift truck can use. With this type of lift truck, it can turn within a storage aisle for retrieving a pallet load, needing no more than 13 feet.
With all these benefits, the low cost of maintenance and operation coupled with the flexibility offered is what makes the counterbalanced lift truck such a huge choice. The advantages far outweigh the negatives, helping making the bottom line of business look better.