Aisle-Master’s articulated forklifts are an ideal choice for businesses of any size looking to maximise the space of their warehouse and boost their productivity. In this guide, we’ll run down the features of Aisle-Master forklifts alongside their key benefits and the sort of businesses they’re best suited for.
What is an articulated forklift?
You may have heard of them referred to as ‘Bendi’ forklifts, and as this name suggests, they are used in warehouses where they need to fit in narrow aisles and perform operations quickly. They often have large swing head angles which means the truck itself can stay straight and still, while the loading pallet moves at angles. Because of this, they can operate in Very Narrow Aisles (VNA), and articulated forklifts that are optimised for this purpose are sometimes called VNA articulated forklifts. Articulated forklifts are capable of fast, continuous operation in both indoor and outdoor conditions, so they’re lightweight and easy to operate.
What are Aisle-Master articulated forklifts?
Aisle-Master is a manufacturer that has over 50 years of experience in providing solutions to material handling problems. Their VNA articulated forklifts are built to the highest of standards, offering ease of driving and boosted specifications so that productivity is championed. In addition, one of the main benefits of choosing Aisle-Master is their 5-year, 5,000-hours factory-backed warranty as standard, which gives businesses peace of mind that making this investment is secure and reliable.
Where might an Aisle-Master articulated forklift be used?
An Aisle-Master is ideal for use within any warehouse but is particularly beneficial for high storage density warehouses because of their capacity to handle big loads and operate in narrow aisles. Any business that needs a warehouse, whether that’s a retailer for stock or a construction warehouse, can struggle with having enough storage space because they fill up fast.
This is especially true for small businesses that are trying to grow but may only be able to afford a small warehouse and do not have the capacity for new premises yet. Aisle-Master is ideal for this situation, as not only are they budget-friendly, but their ability to operate in aisles as narrow as 1.6m and lift heights up to 15m means that space within the warehouse is optimised and more stock can fit.
Benefits of Aisle-Master articulated forklifts
The most obvious benefit, then, is that Bendi forklifts significantly save space in any warehouse because they allow for narrower aisles, and Aisle-Master has perfected this. This leaves space for more stock which can boost sales and result in faster operations because everything is in one place.
The Aisle-Master VNA articulated truck can replace other forklifts that may be used in warehouse operations. They can offload in the yard and take loads of up to 2000kg directly to indoor racking with complete ease, getting rid of double handling and greatly speeding up truck-to-rack operations. This is convenient and lowers operating costs.
Aisle-Master has spent years perfecting the manufacturing of articulated forklifts, so their construction of chassis and masts using high-grade steel and castings can be relied upon for a longer life span than others on the market.
Functionality is key to Aisle-Master, which is why they have worked hard to optimise driver comfort and safety with enhanced ergonomics and visibility. This leaves drives happier and safer, meaning there is less downtime.
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