[et_pb_section fb_built=”1″ admin_label=”section” _builder_version=”3.22″ global_colors_info=”{}”][et_pb_row admin_label=”row” _builder_version=”3.25″ background_size=”initial” background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat” global_colors_info=”{}”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″ _builder_version=”3.25″ custom_padding=”|||” global_colors_info=”{}” custom_padding__hover=”|||”][et_pb_video src=”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h1cpCm2Qd_o&list=PL_zN95H67DWfYTMXUAvRJkpWBpOhaeZwY&index=6″ _builder_version=”4.10.6″ _module_preset=”default” width=”50%” module_alignment=”center” hover_enabled=”0″ sticky_enabled=”0″][/et_pb_video][et_pb_text admin_label=”Text” _builder_version=”3.27.4″ background_size=”initial” background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat” global_colors_info=”{}”]We are often asked about proper aisle widths for pallet rack systems. The following are the general types: Wide Aisle (WA) This refers to the width of the standard aisles required for a sit-down counterbalanced forklift. Typical widths are 11’to 13’ or larger. Narrow Aisle (NA) trucks operate in aisles of 8’ to 10’. Stand-up trucks, reach trucks, and double deep reach trucks operate in these widths. Very Narrow Aisle (VNA) refers to forklifts that can operate in aisles of less than 6’. There is often some sort of guidance system (guide rail, wire guidance, or optical guidance) that is used. The types of trucks that can operate in this type of aisle are man-up order selectors, turret trucks, swing mast trucks, and Bendi style. Other- There are other trucks that are in between these classifications. Side loaders, stand-up straddle lifts, walkies, stackers, and stand-ups are all terms used to describe these types of forklifts. In summary, the choice of forklifts styles and models can be overwhelming. There are factors within each category that can also affect the aisle width such as pallet load size and pallet rack type. In addition, there are forklift styles that require longer rack beams or a bottom beam to allow the straddles to fit in the pallet rack. There are advantages and disadvantages to each style of the forklift. These will be discussed in another blog. Posted by : Brian Koski [/et_pb_text][/et_pb_column][/et_pb_row][et_pb_row _builder_version=”4.10.6″ _module_preset=”default”][et_pb_column _builder_version=”4.10.6″ _module_preset=”default” type=”4_4″][/et_pb_column][/et_pb_row][/et_pb_section]