Plant & Works Engineering
Maximising storage space
Published:  25 February, 2014

sidetracker.JPGThree SIDETRACKER multi-directional sideloaders with 15 years’ service behind them have crossed the Pennines from Lancashire to Nottinghamshire and are maximising storage space for their new owner, a leading manufacturer of PVC-U extrusions.

The trucks handle extrusions up to 6.5 metres long stored in a cantilever racking layout. They are all SO30B models with a three-tonne capacity at 400mm load centres and a lift height of seven metres. The narrow design has allowed racking aisles to be reduced to 1710mm wide, maximising storage space. The sideloaders travel along the aisles and reach into the racking to handle a load, while in the free-movement areas they can travel in any direction and rotate on their own axis. Stand-on operation gives drivers good all-round visibility, even at the full lift height.

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