Used Forklift Side Loaders
Forklift side loaders, or side loader forklifts, are perfectly adapted to handling particularly wide or long loads. They lift from the side, as the name suggests, to offer the greatest amount of stability. In an instance where a counterbalance forklift may struggle and become unstable, a side loader forklift is often the best option. It is especially effective when handling wood or piping. They carry their load on the side, allowing the operator a clear view of what is in front and behind them. This is ideal in an environment where aisles need to be carefully negotiated.
There are three types of side loader forklift. The first has a large open bay with a mast and fork carriage built to travel perpendicular to the truck. The second type of forklift side loader slides the forks underneath the load and then turns its wheels to manoeuvre in any direction. This is a combination of a reach forklift and a counterbalance forklift. The third and final side loader forklift is sometimes called a front side loader and it faces forwards just like a counterbalance forklift. The front mast can swing 90° to allow the forks to extend from the side. This means that the load can be transported parallel to the direction the forklift is travelling in.
At PHL, we stock side loader forklifts from Linde, Jungheinrich and other top quality brands. All of the forklifts have been inspected thoroughly and have a quality check carried out. This ensure that the entire range of forklifts we stock is of the highest standard possible.
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