FAQ | What Is A Reach Truck?

  • What is a reach truck?

    A reach truck is a narrow-aisle, right-angle stacking truck designed for unit load handling with rack interface. These lift trucks are meant to operate in narrow aisles and are best for storing and retrieving pallets in racks. They are engineered with two outer legs that help distribute the load weight, and a single set of wheels in the back.

    Reach trucks are typically found in applications such as cold storage (refrigerated warehousing), narrow aisles, long-load handling, and truck loading/unloading.

  • Reach trucks are available in hundreds of configurations to meet your specific warehouse and application.

    The universal stance reach truck allows the operator to look comfortably straight up while storing and retrieving loads. With the universal stance, the driver can face forward with an open view when handling and storing pallets, and face the direction of travel when moving tractor-first.

    The dockstance or side stance reach-fork truck has a compartment designed to allow operators to vary positions throughout their shift. Multiple lean points are its key feature, helping reduce operator fatigue.

  • Universal Stance

    Compartment designed for changing direction of travel – each position makes ergonomic sense to reduce fatigue and increase comfort.

  • Sit/Stand

    Compartment designed with a cushioned suspension ride seat that flips up for standing operation, and has an adjustable steer tiller.

  • Dockstance

    Compartment designed to allow operators to vary positions through the shift. Three elbow/forearm rest positions provide a comfortable, ergonomic workstation.

Reach Trucks Built to Perform

Already known for exceptional productivity, reliability, and energy efficiency, the 7000 Series Reach-Fork Trucks now include a full set of technologies and telematics built into the control system of the truck—ready to be activated at any time. The result is a smarter, more scalable fleet of reach trucks.

  • 7530 - High Capacity Reach

    Designed to reach higher, lift heavier and run faster — providing greater storage and slotting flexibility for lower costs.

    + Heights up to 45'
    + Capacities up to 4,500 lbs.
    + Power: 36V

  • 7500 - Universal & Dockstance

    Ideal for narrow aisle and high rack applications - available in hundreds of configurations.

    + Heights up to 37'
    + Capacities up to 3,500 - 4,500 lbs.
    + Power: 24 & 36V

  • 7310 - Four Directional

    Ideal for long load handling in narrow aisles. Four directional travel eliminates the need to right angle stack.

    + Heights up to 22'
    + Capacities up to 4,500 lbs.
    + Power: 36V

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