Reach trucks offer maximum lift height capacity with incredible maneuverability and, for these reasons, they are best suited to warehouse operations. The name takes influence from the machine’s ability to ‘reach’ out further than its stabilizing legs. This makes it incredibly easy to reach out into racking and allows the truck to lift up to great heights in very tight working environments. The stabilizing legs and batteries within a reach truck eradicates out the need for a counterweight also.
Many manufacturers out there design trucks with a tilt mechanism, allowing the cab to tilt slightly and provide a more comfortable viewing position for the driver. Alternatively, a reach truck may feature a totally open overhead guard to achieve the same effect. For even more visibility, reach trucks can be fitted with cameras that transmit video to an LCD screen within the cab.
This type of forklift truck is extremely well suited to indoor use but is not completely ideal for the outdoors. The low under-carriage clearance can cause issues, especially on uneven surfaces. In addition to this, the electric power systems can also suffer from contact issues if regularly shaken around due to uneven surfaces.
Reach Truck Forklift Training Criteria
- Responsibilities under the Health & Safety at Work Act, 1974, PUWER 98 & LOLER 98
- Operators safety code
- Charging or re-fuelling procedures
- Pre-use checks
- Factors affecting stability
- Motive and hydraulic controls.
- Manoeuvring in open and confined areas
- Use of truck for unloading lorries
- Accredited theory test
- Accredited practical Exam
- Individual report on candidates for employers.
All Lift truck training carried out to ITSSAR approved International standards, as recommended by H.S.E. ACOP Approved code of Practice. (L117).
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