Turret forklifts, or turret trucks, are equipped with an additional mast and carriage and allow the operator to turn the forks 90 degrees in either direction while keeping the rest of the system stationary. Turret trucks increase productivity and can improve space within a warehouse by 40% - 50%. These help to decrease worker error as they have a clear and viewpoint of the loads they are moving, reducing risk of racking damage. This machinery will give a facility the ability to reduce aisle widths to increase warehouse holding capacity. Two styles are available: man up and man down. American Surplus Inc. provides a 30-day ASI guarantee on all of their used forklifts and lift trucks. Our used turret forklifts are manufactured by Raymond, and have a maximum capacity of 3,000 lbs., so they are ideal for medium to heavy pallets.
Turret Trucks are great for maneuvering tight spaces within your material handling facility. They are very compact and narrow, with a swing reach mast that can turn the forks sideways to retrieve a load. When the forks are turned up to a 180 degree angle, they are able to extend forward into your storage rack to retrieve or store loads. Because the forks on turret trucks can rotate a full 180 degrees, they can pick from either side of an aisle without turning the forklift around.
There are two common styles of swing reach forklifts: operator up and operator down. Operator up turret trucks feature a driver’s cab that lifts with the load, which allows for easier order selection. Operator down turret trucks are the same design, except the operator stays on the ground when the forks are raised to pick or stock products.
American Surplus has a large inventory of used forklifts in our facility, and we are constantly getting more forklifts. If you do not see what you are looking for, give us a call. Our team of sales people would be more than happy to assist you; they have more than 50 years combined experience in providing material handling solutions.
Call and speak with knowledgeable sales associates at (800) 876-3736 or request a quote online!