The over-head guard (OHG) on the trucks causes height restriction issues and with the nature of Drive-In Racking utilising the height of the warehouse, OHGs will cause you issues from the start.
Smaller forklifts by design take lighter weight and smaller loads, and so are only suitable alternative if the goods stored are lighter and smaller.
Standard practice is to match the equipment to the racking, so customising your forklift or investing in specific trucks for Drive-In is the natural path to take. Reach trucks are typically used as they are built to work at height as required in this kind of racking set up. Your forklift provider will be able to advise on the best truck to fit your needs.
With your new trucks and racking it would be wise to implement additional training for the operatives using them, with increased precision and restriction to be taken into account for Drive-In. Nene provide forklift training programmes and can add this is in as a service to your new or updated racking set up.
Drive-In Racking is just one of the many solutions that Nene deliver for their clients. The key to our industry leading service is to design to custom requirements and assess the needs of the business. From here, Nene can ensure the racking solution is a perfect fit.