Reach trucks vs. forklifts
Though reach trucks are forklifts, forklifts are not reach trucks. Reach trucks are forklifts used in narrow aisle applications, such as warehouses or distribution centers. By nature, reach trucks are smaller vehicles than forklifts, allowing them to be much more nimble. The structure of a reach truck consists of a slimmer chassis and holds loads closer to its wheelbase, letting it perform well in more compact spaces. These machines are engineered with two other legs to help distribute the load weight instead of a counterbalance. The wheels are located below the operator, helping to create that tight turn radius for narrow aisle applications.
When should I use a reach truck?
A reach truck may be the better option versus a forklift if you are working:
Why do I need an ACT Forklift reach truck?
When warehouses need to maximize space and speed, ACT Forklift reach trucks deliver. If your business has narrow aisles, a reach truck does the same job as a forklift, but in a much more narrow space.
Different stance options for reach truck
ACT Forklift’s Toyota reach truck offers versatile solutions to your specific warehouse challenges. The operator can face toward the direction of travel and load handling with a Fore/Aft Stance position, or stand parallel to the direction of travel with a Sidestance position.
Articulating load wheels on multidirectional reach truck
ACT Forklift’s Toyota multidirectional forklift’s articulating load wheels allow the operator to travel horizontally, permitting compact travel and stacking wide loads in narrow aisles without needing to turn. You will save time and space while increasing productivity with the ability to travel both parallel or perpendicular to racking.
Reach higher heights while lifting heavier loads
Using vertical space is a great way to get more out of your existing warehouse. Expanding vertically with your warehouse racking systems allows you to store more inventory without needing more aisles of racking. Reach trucks are helpful in reaching these significant heights and moving your material to and from them quickly and efficiently. ACT Forklift’s high-capacity reach truck can lift 2,150 lbs to more than 42 feet.
Outdoor capability with the indoor/outdoor moving mast reach truck
Reach trucks do not typically have the capability to be used outdoors. Due to the diameter of its durable wheels, great ground clearance, and multiple weather protection options to enhance driver comfort, ACT Forklift’s indoor/outdoor moving mast reach truck have the functionality to serve any environment.
Find the reach truck that fits your specialized warehouse need at ACT Forklift
ACT Forklift’s Reach Truck
ACT Forklift’s Reach Truck allows you to reach higher, work smarter and be comfortably productive regardless if you’re moving from dock-to-stock, stock-to-dock, or anywhere in between. The open view mast maximizes forward visibility with its 4-cylinder design and the rigid mast construction minimizes mast sway for precise load handling at maximum lift heights. This reach truck delivers on efficiency and performance like never before. Don’t depend on off-the-shelf forklifts to solve your warehouse facility’s challenges when Toyota’s Reach Truck can be tailored to meet your exact specifications. Fork types, alarms, attachments, lights and many other accessories and productivity-enhancing features are configurable to meet your personal and unique needs.
Multidirectional Reach Truck
ACT Forklift’s Multidirectional Reach Truck is specifically designed to handle your wide, bulky loads. This innovative alternative to traditional material handling gives you the ability to travel both parallel and perpendicular to racking, saving you time and space while increasing your overall productivity. This multi directional reach truck’s articulating load wheels allow the forklift to travel horizontally, permitting compact travel and stacking wide loads in narrow aisles without the need to turn. To provide extra assistance when working in tall racking, the optional carriage-mounted camera system displays video of the forks and pallet on the standard 7” touchscreen display for optimal control and precision.
Indoor Outdoor Moving Mast Reach Truck
ACT Forklift’s Indoor Outdoor Moving Mast Reach Truck is specifically designed to handle your wide, bulky loads. This innovative alternative to traditional material handling gives you the ability to travel both parallel and perpendicular to racking, saving you time and space while increasing your overall productivity. This multi directional reach truck’s articulating load wheels allow the forklift to travel horizontally, permitting compact travel and stacking wide loads in narrow aisles without the need to turn. To provide extra assistance when working in tall racking, the optional carriage-mounted camera system displays video of the forks and pallet on the standard 7” touchscreen display for optimal control and precision.
High Capacity Reach Truck
ACT Forklift’s High Capacity Reach Truck eliminates limitations when it comes to moving and storing products in your warehouse. We know your warehouse operates at a fast pace and gets a workout day-in and day-out, and this reach truck meets your every need for that! Warehouse managers and operators face challenges keeping up with evolving throughput and storage density demands, but Toyota’s High Capacity Reach Truck eases these challenges. This High Capacity Reach Truck will allow you to reach higher, work smarter, and be comfortably productive with every assignment. The Toyota High Capacity Reach Truck is the solution you need for tall tasks and heavy orders with its lift height of up to 45 feet and capacity of up to 4,500 lbs.
ACT Forklift’s reach trucks are known for their exceptional productivity, reliability and energy efficiency. Transform your warehouse with the expanded capabilities of a reach truck. Improve the use of your warehouse storage space without needing to expand the space itself. Utilize double deep pallet storage, operate next to a dock, or handle material more quickly and efficiently– it’s all made possible with one of ACT Forklift’s reach trucks.
Not sure which reach truck will fit your application the best? Reach out to a forklift expert at ACT Forklift first and let our team provide you with the guidance and experience necessary to select the reach truck that will serve your company best and implement the high-quality machinery and warehouse solutions you ned to run your warehouse effectively.
Call (800) 849-5438 to reach any of our locations across North Carolina and Virginia for your specialized material handling and electric needs.