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The forks are at a right angle to the truck’s body, and are therefore able to pick up loads to the side without turning. Read More…

Narrow Aisle Forklifts Narrow aisle forklifts are specifically designed to operate in constricted and congested areas. They are able to maneuver down isles 8 to 10 feet wide, while standard models need at least 11 feet to make turns.
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Atlanta, GA  |  404-975-3143

To get the most durable & rugged forklift manufacturer for your material handling needs, buy from Heli America. Our forklifts are manufactured for extensive use, wear & superior dependability. Check out our Class III electric walkie pallet truck with a 4,500 lb capacity. Heli America provides a parts distribution center with immediate shipment for complete aftermarket support. Contact us today!

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Heli America $$$

Santa Fe Springs, CA  |  562-944-8067

Our forklift products serve various industries around the world including retail, grocery, wholesale distribution, medical/pharmaceutical as well as many others! We make sure that we put all of our products through extensive pretests before we ship it from our state of the art facilities straight to your door! For more information on what we may be able to do for you; visit our website or get in touch with our customer service department today!

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Raymond Handling Solutions, Inc. $$$

Bedford Park, IL  |  800-367-5600

At Hoist Material Handling, we specialize in moving the impossible with efficiency, safety & fork lift trucks made here in the USA. Move metal coil rolls, large plate stock, boats & dies with our heavy-duty platform trucks, pallet trucks, die handlers, coil handlers & lifts, all with standard premium components!

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Hoist Material Handling $$$

Marengo, IL  |  800-871-5438

The forklift products that we are able to offer will not be topped by the competition! It is one of our main goals that we are able to treat each and every customer like number one in order to exceed customer expectation one hundred percent of the time and in hopes of turning first time customers into lifelong connections! Get in touch with our customer service representatives today to learn more about what we may be able to do for you!

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UniCarriers $$$

Pineville, NC  |  704-716-3636

There are a number of innovations emerging in the lift truck industry and we are a front runner of these newer technologies. The operations and advantages of our forklifts are unsurpassed. You can visit our website to receive full readouts regarding the attributes and capabilities of our lift trucks. We are happy to say that we are industry leaders for sales of quality lift trucks! Feel free to visit our website or give us a call today!

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Forklift Pro, Inc. $$$

Houston, TX  |  713-365-1000

At Mitsubishi Logisnext Americas Inc., we’re dedicated to providing your business with the highest quality forklift, automation, and fleet solutions to advance your operations. Leveraging more than 100 years of collective experience, we offer a complete portfolio of advanced solutions across five leading brands – Mitsubishi forklift trucks, Cat® lift trucks, Jungheinrich®, UniCarriers® forklifts and Rocla® automated solutions. All are supported by more than 700 experienced dealer locations across North, Central, and South America with access to complete fleet management, financing and comprehensive product support.

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Mitsubishi Logisnext Americas $$$
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Narrow aisle forklift trucks are commonly used in warehouse applications in constricted or constrained areas in which space conservation is an important factor. They are specifically designed to be used for offloading, material handling and storing within narrow aisles and as a result increase the amount of available storage within a space. Versatile models of narrow trucks are able to perform a variety of functions thus reducing the need for multiple forklift trucks and further saving costs.

Maneuverability, visibility and stability are all important considerations for choosing forklift trucks and will depend on the specifics of the application for which they are intended in terms of load size and weight and required motor power. Standard models of forklifts require approximately an 11 foot width to make turns, whereas narrow forklift trucks are able to complete turns in as little as 8 feet.

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VNA forklifts, or very narrow aisle forklifts, are manufactured for spaces which are even smaller and these trucks have a potential turning circle of as little as 5 feet. More and more storage spaces such as manufacturing facilities, factories, storage warehouses and more are increasing space density by reducing aisle width, and forklift sizes follow accordingly.

Guidance systems in the form of laser measuring or computer technology assistance are often used to combat the mistakes made by narrow forklift drivers, or to effectively maneuver around the layout of the area. The reduction of working spaces makes industrial trucks more prone to collisions or errors. In order to avoid this, optical lines and wires can be used which run the length of the aisles and help keep the forklift on a consistent and straight path.

On many models of narrow truck, the forks are on the side of the truck's body, allowing the loads to be moved without the truck having to turn around in small spaces, therefore further reducing the possibility of collision. Employee safety is imperative and therefore forklift truck operators should be well trained in the operation and maneuvering of the vehicles. Further safety precautions may include an overhead guard, good seating and bumper pads on the truck itself.

Tire choice also plays a role in the comfort of the operator and affects whether or not a forklift truck may be used both indoors and outdoors. Traditionally, engine-operated forklift trucks were most common, but today, electric forklift trucks are becoming more popular, especially in accordance with new emission standards.