Within a warehouse environment there are numerous tasks that need to be completed. Depending on the task itself, there are different pieces of machinery that can be used to carry out the task quickly, effectively and safely. Common examples of warehouse forklifts are reach, pallet, stacker straddle, stacker counterbalance and stacker wrapover. We stock an extensive range of each of these used forklifts. You will be able to find the exact item you are looking for in our catalogue of machinery.
Benefits of Warehouse Forklifts
Forklifts are an essential part of warehouse logistics. They allow stock to be moved quickly and efficiently from shelf to delivery lorry. Warehouse forklifts are small and compact machines that are able to lift loads far heavier than human pickers. Their narrow, economic design allows them to move through tight spaces and narrow aisles, so they are ideal even for smaller warehouses.
Warehouse forklifts are easy to use and maintain. Operator training is important for safety reasons, but very straightforward. The hydraulics are easy to get to grips with and the general operation is easier than a standard car. Most warehouse forklifts are rugged and easy to repair. They are designed specifically to be quick to fix, in order to minimise downtime. Electric warehouse forklifts are especially easy to maintain because their engines only have one moving part.
Before forklifts became commercially available, people who worked in warehouses and factories were using simple systems for lifting and moving loads, such as ropes, cables, pulleys and other combinations. These improvised lifting mechanisms were not safe. The warehouse forklifts of today are very improved and they increase the safety of the operators and all other workers.
Common Types of Warehouse Forklifts
The most common type of warehouse forklift truck in the warehouse facility is a counterbalance forklift. This looks like the classic design of a forklift truck, with forks protruding from the front of the vehicle. This vehicle is also specifically designed to be small and compact, with no outrigging legs or arms, to ensure it can fit neatly into small areas of the warehouse. This in turn allows the job to be completed neatly and swiftly. Our range of used counterbalance forklift trucks come as electric, gas or diesel powered. These forklifts work by offsetting the load carried at the front of the vehicle with most of the weight situated at the back. View our range of counter balance forklifts.
Another fantastic forklift to use in a warehouse environment is a reach forklift. This is because the reach forklift is incredibly manoeuvrable and agile due to its small and compact design. Also, as the name suggests, it has a high reach capacity to allow access to shelves and racking beyond standard reach. Another excellent feature is the stabilising legs and the batteries which remove the need for a counterweight. Some forklifts have a tilt feature to allow the driver's cab to move and offer a better view of what they are working on. Others have a totally open overhead guard for the same purpose. View our range of reach forklift trucks.
Warehouse Stacker Forklifts
Stacker counterbalance forklift trucks can be used as a standard counterbalance forklift truck but with the additional option of a pedestrian stacker. These machines are reliable and can cope with a large work load. They can also perform well in fast paced environments such as docks, warehouses and stock rooms. View our range of stacker counterbalance forklift trucks.
Stacker straddle forklifts are a safe and productive piece of machinery to have operating on a warehouse-based site. They offer efficient solutions to any stacking problems as they can be used as a manoeuvrable work station. They allow the operator to stack more products, which in turn creates more usable space. The stacker straddle forklift is efficient and helps you to optimise the space you have. View our range of stacker straddle forklifts.
A stacker wrapover forklift is ideal in a warehouse which works closely with large amounts of heavy cargo. It is also perfect to function in a transport loading or unloading bay. A stacker wrapover forklift is designed specifically to be strong and lift heavy items quickly and safely. An individual can control how high the cargo needs to go using a hand control panel. It also has a tight turning circle, giving it the option of being usable in a warehouse with small spaces. View our range of stacker wrapover forklift trucks.
Pallet Trucks for Warehouses
Pallet forklift trucks come in a wide range to allow for use in every purpose in the warehouse. The most simplistic is a hand pallet, which can be manoeuvred by an individual as appropriate. It allows one person to move around far more than they would be able to carry. Pallet forklifts also come as electric and they have all been designed to last. These forklifts are perfect for everyday use and are extremely versatile, enabling loads to be transported around warehouses and sites as required. View our range of pallet forklifts.