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Capable of extending the lifting platforms to pick up or deposit long, bulky and/or heavy loads, sideloaders are utilized in industries such as automobile, glass, industrial manufacturing, steel, textile, timber, paper and construction. They are typically manufactured from high strength materials and are ideal for heavy duty applications. Read More…

Sideloaders A sideloader is a type of industrial truck with a lifting platform that extends from the side instead of the front or back as in other types of forklift trucks.
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Marysville, KS  |  785-562-5381

Landoll Corp. manufactures Bendi and Drexel Very Narrow Aisle forklifts which stack in aisles as narrow as 56", from 2500 to 12000 lb. capacities, electric and ICE powered. These versatile narrow aisles trucks also work in trailer loading and unloading operations, bulk storage and push back racking.

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Landoll Corporation $$$

Addison, IL  |  630-588-8800

Since 1960, Associated-Allied has been a distribution leader in material handling lifts. We are forklift and industrial truck dealers able to provide productivity solutions for all your special application requirements. We offer side loaders and narrow aisle trucks, and have over 1,200 forklift trucks for rent.

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Associated Integrated Supply Chain Solutions $$$

East Point, GA  |  877-475-5438

We are your one-stop-shop for all of your forklift needs. We maintain a large supply of forklifts and forklift parts which means we will quickly respond to all of your requests. As an international supplier of forklift parts we work hard to provide you with the best products in a timely manner. Please give one of our representatives a call today!

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Absolute Lift Parts $$$

Corapolis, PA  |  412-490-5300

As a dealer with exceptional knowledge of industrial equipment, H&K Equipment strives to provide each customer with the best equipment available. We have a professional, factory-trained service team ready to help with your company's heavy material needs. With 25 years of experience, we carry dozens of new and used models to insure that we have the equipment that can meet your needs.

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H&K Equipment $$$

Lexington, KY  |  859-422-6400

Since 1917, CLARK has been one of the forklift industry`s most progressive manufacturers, continuously seeking to improve product, expand service and provide value to its customers. A full line of varying precision manufactured equipment ranging from 1,500 to 18,000 pound capacities serve the needs of industrial clients around the world. Please call CLARK today with any questions you may have.

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Clark Material Handling Company $$$
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Sideloaders are vehicles that are equipped with a power-operated forked platform attached perpendicular to the drive direction of the forklift that must be inserted under loads to lift and move them. Designed for material handling applications, sideloaders are capable of handling a wide range of materials including bar stock, timber, glass and plywood sheets, building materials and tubing laminates.

Sideloaders offer ease of movement in small spaces such as narrow aisles, thus enhancing productivity and safety, as well as high stacking capabilities. Load capacity and reach height are variations to be considered in different types of industrial trucks. The lifting mechanism of the sideloader can be powered by hydraulic systems, pneumatic systems or mechanically-operated systems depending on the requirements of the operation.

As with most types of forklift trucks, sideloaders can be designed with either man-up configurations, with the operator close to the load and standing on the machine, or man-down configurations, with the operator close to the base of the vehicle in an enclosed cab. Sideloaders are typically capable of extending the forks in a scissor-like motion in order to unload into the desired space. They can lift to a maximum height of 30 feet and are capable of carrying loads up to 10,000 pounds.

Generally diesel, gas or electrically powered, sideloaders can be equipped with either internal combustion engines or electric motors. This variation will often be based on the intended load capacity of the sideloader with heavy duty trucks typically being engine-powered. A few other common sideloader features include tilting and rotating frames and wheels to increase the vehicles' overall maneuverability and efficiency. Some wheels also may be fitted with stabilizing outriggers, such as with all-terrain sideloaders.

The sideloaders themselves may have safety rails installed around the lifting fork to minimize the risk of a load sliding or falling off. Safety features, such as flashing lights or audible sirens, are common features which help keep co-workers aware of the vehicles' movement and presence in order to avoid injury and product loss.

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