How to Rent Narrow-Aisle & Powered Pallet Trucks
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Narrow aisle forklift or pallet truck rentals are a great way to get your short-term or long-term projects done right and on-time.
Using this narrow aisle and pallet truck guide will help you to determine the best order picker, reach truck, stand up forklift, or pallet truck for your application. This will also answer many commonly asked questions in selecting the best narrow aisle forklift or pallet jack for the job.
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You can also rely on our forklift and material handling experts to answer many of your questions in selecting the right piece of equipment for the job.
Capacity/Forklift Truck Size
A narrow aisle forklift truck such as an order picker, reach truck, or stand up counterbalanced truck is typically a replacement forklift to aid in a downed unit situation. It is also a truck used due to an influx in business. First, determine what size of forklift you are currently using. If your pallet size if larger than 48” by 48”, this may affect the load center, which by chance could also require a larger forklift truck than the actual weight you are picking.
The higher you lift, the less capacity you will have and should be considered unless you are already putting lighter loads in higher pallet locations.
Electric pallet jacks are used for moving products from one point to another. They have a 6” lift height which is enough to lift a pallet off the floor for easy transportation.
The typical pallet jack will have a capacity of 4,500 and 6,000 pounds and are normally walk-behinds. If you need a ride on the unit, be specific when you fill out the pallet truck rental form.
For Narrow Aisle trucks like the order picker, stand up truck, and reach truck, these are often equipped with higher lifting masts. This means they will have higher overall down heights, occasionally exceeding 120” or more.
When ordering a narrow aisle truck, ensure that the available height will fit through doors, loading docks, entryways, and they will clear any overhead obstructions.
Indoor or Outdoor
Narrow Aisle forklift trucks such as order pickers, reach trucks, and stand up riders are designed for indoor flat surface use only and are not used for going over dock plates to load and unload trucks due to the lower ground clearance. If you are looking for an outdoor 4 directional unit or any other specialized forklift truck, please have all the pertinent information available and call for availability.
Be ready to share with us if the drop off point is equipped with a loading dock or ground drop and the opening height of your door.
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