There is a well-known saying in the Warehousing, and forklift industry “You Pay for down there. Up there is Free.”

This becomes more poignant when you consider increasing Warehouse site costs; and so more of our customers are coming to us to see if we can provide a Lifting Equipment solution that will enable them to plan for the enhancement of their warehouse: adding more Racking and going up to great heights to capitalise on that “Free Space”.

This type of application presents a particular set of requirements as the customer wants to make the most out of the ground space that they are already paying for whilst capitalising on the free space above

Therefore, they need Lifting Equipment that is as compact as possible; whilst being able to lift high enough to reach high Racking, and have suitably high capacity to lift goods to increased heights.

So what ticks these boxes without costing the large sums of money required for a Reach truck or Articulated Forklift?

The answer is of course the Counterbalance Stacker; and as an added bonus it is a simpler piece of equipment to maintain than the more expensive alternatives, and one which does not require the Operator to have a licence to operate (however they must have suitable familiarisation with the lifting equipment used).*

*As with all Material Handling Equipment we would always recommend that all organisations have their own Health & Safety Risk Assessment conducted.

Our LTIBC Range of Counter Balance Stackers is a popular solution for such applications; of course you need to check the specifications to ensure suitability for your particular application or simply give us a call on 03333 207 208 for some guidance.