Wide Aisle and Narrow Aisle lift trucks are classed due to the types of aisles they have been designed to work in. These machinery can turn in an aisle, while Very Narrow Aisle trucks really don't turn in the aisle. There are some aisle widths to take into account with different units.
Very Narrow Aisle trucks can operate in less than 6 feet areas, while several will use certain guidance systems like rail, wire or optical systems in order to travel in the aisles. Several different models of VNA trucks include Turret Trucks, Swing Masts and Order Selectors. These are common kinds in compact retail areas and in some warehouse and storage situations.
Narrow Aisle trucks can work within aisles from 8 feet to 10 feet wide. Normally these are stand-up units such as Reach Trucks. They are often used within storage facilities and warehouses.
Wide Aisle Standard forklifts fall into this truck category and are designed to work within aisles that are more than 11 feet wide.
The stand-up ergonomics include "Ergomat" padding with a sloped floorboard that is designed to reduce operator fatigue by absorbing vibration. The compartment for the operator is large and has an 8" low step height that helps lessen overall body exhaustion by easing frequent exit and entry. The model consists of polyurethane steer tires to absorb shocks and vibration caused by uneven floor in order to allow smooth traveling. For additional comfort, there is a floor mat and a cushioned armrest as well as a backrest designed to help keep drivers comfortable and thus more effective while limiting fatigue.