Reach trucks are generally used for stacking of and retrieval from shelves and for the transport of goods within warehouses. They have forks that extend forwards and a driver's seat perpendicular to the direction of travel. The same conditions are therefore assured for forward and reverse travel in combination with a minimum space requirement. In addition, the reach trucks in the Toyota Material Handling Reflex R/E series are specially designed for stacking of and retrieval from high-level racks.
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Standards relevant to powered industrial trucks can be found on <link http: nora.kan-praxis.de ergonora en _blank extern die externe seite>ErgoNoRA by use of the following search terms:
The Technical Report ISO/TR 22100-3 describes how ergonomic principles can be applied during the risk reduction process according to ISO 12100 and how ergonomics standards can be applied to machinery. It helps designers take decisions with respect to ergonomics during the machine design process and can also be used when no relevant type C standards are available.