Reach for Safety DVD - Reach Trucks

Uploaded by MentorTrainingLtd on 11.05.2011

The reach truck differs from a conventional counterbalanced forklift truck in two major areas
The first and immediately obvious one is the driving position
On a reach truck the operator is seated sideways to the direction of travel
The second differences is that the mast or carriage assembly can be extended or reached forward
or retracted
hence the name reach truck
So what's the purpose of this truck
why is it different and why is there a need for this type of machine?
Well the answer is quite simple
Every square meter of warehouse space costs a great deal of money
The more efficiently the space is used or the more pallets that can be stored the better
and this often means that going higher with the building from the load is the answer