Reach trucks are commonly used in warehouses to reduce the width of the working aisles, providing more space in the building to store pallets. Reach truck operators pick up loads with the mast reached forward and then retract the mast to bring the load over the load wheels, giving the truck a small footprint which enables them to work in such a small space.
Reach trucks are battery operated so the care and maintenance of the batteries is critical to the running cost of these trucks.
Double deep reach trucks enable every other aisle to be removed completely giving even more space to store pallets
Categories of reach trucks:
- D1 Rider Reach / Straddle trucks (up to 8 metres lift)
- D2 High lift rider Reach / Straddle trucks (over 8 metre lift)
Attachments are commonly fitted to enhance the varity of tasks that these expensive vehicles can perform. Popular attachments are side shift, fork positioners, paper handling clamps and also non hydraulic attachments such as Jibs, drum handlers, fork-mounted work platform, etc.
Types of forklift training courses available are novice, refresher and training for individuals with limited/previous experience. Forklift certificate issued on successful completion.
We offer a variety of courses for this type of equipment. There is a maximum ratio of 3 candidates per course. Courses include refresher training including re-test suitable only for candidates who already hold valid certification on the same machine type, conversion training for candidates wishing to convert from one type of machine to another, experienced operator with no previous formal training and novice.
Course durations will depend on the number of candidates, and level of experience, but are typically between 1 day and 5 days. Contact us to establish how many days you are likely to need.
Forklift training courses can take place either at your premises or at our site in Sittingbourne, Kent. Areas covered: Kent, London, Essex, Sussex plus other counties in and around the southeast.