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The lift trucks are used to unload, lift, lower and stack pallet loads, or other bulk loads into storage and transportation racks and facilities. Items such as computers, drums, corrugated boxes, plastic bottles, furniture and beverages are examples of products which are stacked onto pallets and moved by reach trucks. Read More…

Reach Trucks Reach trucks are industrial vehicles used in material handling applications for industrial manufacturing, distribution, electronics, logistics, textiles, consumers, steel, granite, construction and more.
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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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Efficient storage is an operational focus for many warehouse and industrial space owners and forklift trucks allow a company to make the most of their vertical storage capacity. Industrial trucks can lift and lower thousands of pounds of goods on the lifting mechanism attached to them. Reach trucks are often designed to work within narrow aisles and confined storage spaces, and are able to be tightly maneuvered around corners and shelves.

They consist of outriggers, or stabilizing arms, which are in the front of the truck. The telescoping forks are equipped with hydraulic lifting systems which raise the forks or lifting platform to reach pallets and items on the high shelves or racks. For intensive applications, a high strength, heavy duty mast can be used to provide support to the extra weight.

Constructed with either internal combustion engines or electric motors, reach trucks come in three main types: straddle reach trucks, standup reach trucks or double deep reach trucks. Straddle trucks have wider bases in order to provide stability for raising very heavy loads to maximum height. Standup trucks lift and slide pallets in a simple movement and double deep trucks have extra long forks which are able to be used in two pallet deep shelving systems.

Often one or more of these three types of reach trucks are used in warehouses. Many advantages exist for using reach trucks. They improve productivity, storage density, space utilization as well as offering easy pallet load retrieval. They cut back on labor costs however; length operator training is required to prevent accidents and product loss.

The complexity of the operator controls, the caution with which trucks much be operated and the care required in moving heavy and sometimes precarious loads are all elements of risk with fork lift truck use. In addition, while reach trucks can be used at heights up to 40ft, this position places physical strain upon the operator's neck and eyes and so it not a recommended height for frequent use.