Reach truck with tilting cab


Manufacturer
Toyota Material Handling Deutschland GmbH
Model
BT Reflex R/E series
Publication
Website
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  • Schubmaststapler mit kippbarer Kabine um Belastung für Genick zu vermindern © Michael Hüter

  • Schubmaststapler mit kippbarer Kabine © Michael Hüter

  • Bild von Schubmaststapler mit kippbarer Kabine © Toyota Material Handling Deutschland GmbH

  • Nutzung Schubmaststapler mit kippbarer Kabine © Toyota Material Handling Deutschland GmbH

  • Schubmaststapler mit kippbarer Kabine um Belastung für Genick zu vermindern
  • Schubmaststapler mit kippbarer Kabine
  • Bild von Schubmaststapler mit kippbarer Kabine
  • Nutzung Schubmaststapler mit kippbarer Kabine

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.

[Note: BT is a trade mark of Toyota Material Handling in Europe]


Tilting driver's cab

Problems

When stackers with the driver's cab located at ground level are used for stacking of and retrieval from high-level racks, the operator must look upwards for long periods in order to monitor the operation. At increasing view heights and longer durations, this static head posture quickly becomes unpleasant, and may be harmful to health when exposure is sustained.

Stress category
Solution

A tilting driver's cab assists in reducing the necessary angle of head inclination. Such a cab inclines to the rear as a function of the lift height. This results in the driver's body also being inclined to the rear and the required neck angle being reduced.

Principle of operation
  • Adjustment of the location and orientation of controls to the task in hand (in this case: observing of work at a height)
Norms
No relevant standards available.: