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Forklift: Types and Features

With the consistent advancement in technology, there are so many different types of forklifts for sale. For warehouse operators to carry out their work efficiently, they must select the best of these varieties. The forklifts vary in size, features and the capabilities that the machine has. Here are some of the forklifts that we have at Coronado Equipment Sale.

Reach Forklift

This type of forklift is designed to work in the narrow aisle spaces. It has two legs extending to the outside that distributes the weight of the load. Each leg has two or one wheels. Under the operator’s sitting position is the drive wheel. This causes the operator to seat sideways when operating the machine.

Order Pickers

This machine is used to pick up orders from the storage. It is designed to be higher than the second level of racking and can reach up to 390 feet. It is specifically used to pick up cases as opposed to pallets or unit loads. The order pickers are flexible, therefore able to carry small items like drugs or auto parts to larger items like furniture. They can also be able to maneuver their way in the narrow spaces of the storage space.

Electric Sit Down

Manufacturers have been looking for ways to ease the work of a warehouse operator. One of these ways is the introduction of the electric sit down forklift. The machine allows the operator to see the load on all levels during the lifting and the lowering of the load. The operator can also see the way as they reverse or move forward in the warehouse. At Coronado Equipment Sales we have a variety of Electric sit down forklifts for you to pick from.

Propane Forklifts

As the name suggests, these forklifts are powered by propane gas. The main advantage is that propane is a clean-burning gas, therefore reducing the emission of carbon monoxide, nitrogen oxide, and hydrocarbon. The propane gas boosts the speed and the productivity of the forklift, making it suitable for outdoor operation.

4 Directional Forklifts

This machine is a reach truck that has the much needed multidirectional ability. This feature makes it very useful in narrow aisles and eliminates the need for right turns when reaching the load. It is the preferred machine for moving long bulky load like pipes, and steel bars that are as long as 22 feet. Having this forklift in your warehouse will enable you to reduce the aisle width up to 24 inches more than the length of the truck when carrying the load.

Turret Forklifts

These machines are designed to operate in very narrow aisles and are commonly referred to as the VNA (Very Narrow Aisles) trucks. The forklifts which rotate at 180 degrees are strategically placed at the front of the driver, easing the reach and lift process.

Electric Stackers

The electric stackers are best for moving light load in narrow warehouse environments and the once in a while stacking. Their small size allows the operator to cover a large area in a small amount of time, therefore, increasing productivity.

Visit our shop at Coronado Equipment Sales to find out more about these and other forklifts that are available for sale.