30 July 2013
Combilift has recently launched its Combi-WR and multidirectional Combi-WR4 'Walkie Reach' pedestrian trucks.
"We developed our first pedestrian trucks in response to feedback from back of store retail operations and the DIY sector for a cost effective smaller unit for handling lighter loads,” says Combilift MD Martin McVicar. ”In areas where the general public or employees may be present these models offer a very safe way of handling pallets as well as longer loads in confined areas.”
Incorporating the benefits of AC technology in its traction, pump and steering motors, the WR models have a lift height of 4.2m and a load capacity of 1450kg. With electronic power steering, pantograph and side shift functions the pedestrian reach stacker range can work in an aisle-width of 2m pallet to pallet.
The multi-position tiller (patent pending) incorporates push button rotation of the rear wheel parallel to the chassis for placing and picking in the aisle. This enables the operator to remain at the side of the truck rather than at the rear, improving forward visibility. The risk of incidents in tight and/or narrow aisles is reduced as the operator is not positioned between the racking and the truck. In order to rotate the rear wheel parallel to the tiller the operator merely needs to push the button again. Two-speed operation is controlled by a rabbit/turtle switch, and speeds can also be adjusted or customised to suit the level of the operator’s experience.