Very Narrow Aisle (VNA) Forklifts Increase Your Usable Space
The success of any material-handling operation depends on maximizing the usable space inside your facility. One of the biggest bottlenecks for using all your available space is the width of your aisles. Standard warehouses keep their aisles more than 12 feet apart, and some facilities even separate racks by as much as 14 feet. This is because they need to make way for material-handling equipment like forklifts, and reachers. With a very narrow aisle (VNA) forklift, you can reduce your aisle width to as little as 6 feet. We carry turret trucks made by Jungheinrich, the leading very narrow aisle forklift equipment manufacturer in the world, today.Here is a guide to everything you need to know about very narrow aisle forklifts from Miami Industrial Trucks Inc. in Dayton, Findlay, Toledo, and Troy, Ohio. Learn how to make the most out of the space inside your facility.
Understanding Cube Utilization
You may have heard other warehouses and material handling facilities discuss “cube utilization.” Cube utilization is a concept that helps you assess the effectiveness of your space. If you think of any facility as a cube (or series of cubes), cube utilization would be 100% if the entire area was filled, from wall to wall and floor to ceiling. While that is not realistic, you can see how it is advantageous to fill as much of your “cube” as possible. In simpler terms, you want to fit as many racks as possible on your warehouse floor. The easiest way to do this is by moving them closer together. Some facilities have effectively doubled their storage space simply by reducing the wasted space between racks. However, this is only possible with the help of very narrow aisle forklifts.
How to Choose a Very Narrow Aisle Forklift
When shopping for a new VNA forklift at Miami Industrial Trucks Inc., we will help you find a forklift that is ideally suited for your facility’s needs. However, as you start your search, there are some things that you should keep in mind. When you are shopping for a very narrow aisle forklift, you should consider the following:
- Load capacity
- Reach height
- Seating or standing configuration
- Terrain capabilities
- Ground speed
- Size and weight of the truck
- Attachment options
A Forklift for Every Purpose
Whether you are in the market for a new or pre-owned forklift, Miami Industrial Trucks Inc. is sure to have what you need. With more than 200 different configurations of gas, LPG, compressed natural gas, and electric forklifts, we are one of the most popular equipment suppliers in the state of Ohio. Some of the other types of new forklifts we carry include:
- Automated Guided Vehicle Systems (AGVs)
- Sit-Down/Stand-Up Electric Forklifts
- Sit-Down Internal Combustion Forklifts
- Narrow Aisle Electric Forklifts
- Walkies/Hand Pallets
VNA Forklift Financing Plans
Very narrow aisle trucks can be a boon to business, but many material handling facilities balk at the idea of making the initial investment. We have made upgrading to new VNA aisle forklifts more realistic by offering more than 20 financing plans. You can even rent them if you want to test them out for a day, week, month, or longer. Our financing plans give you several options, including seasonal skip-payment leases, residual leases, and full payout leases. This way, you can start maximizing your space today and pay for your VNA forklift at a more convenient pace.
Give Your Team Expert Forklift Training
If your team doesn’t have experience working with very narrow aisle forklifts, we can help. We have several forklift training programs that show crews the best way to handle specific forklifts. Even if your team knows how to use traditional forklifts, we can help them understand how to utilize their new equipment most efficiently. Once we have trained them, workers can implement their new equipment into their workdays without disrupting operations.
A Very Narrow Aisle Forklift Service Team
When you need parts, repairs, or maintenance for your very narrow aisle forklifts (VNAs), you need a team that you can trust. Who better than the most experienced forklift supplier in the area? Miami Industrial Trucks Inc. offers parts that meet the original equipment manufacturer’s standards, and we can even perform the necessary forklift repairs when we deliver the parts. Our road service team will come directly to your facility to perform any routine repairs or maintenance. If you need a more complex repair, like a transmission rebuild, we have a full-service forklift shop where we can perform large-scale repairs.
Our Many Excellent Miami Industrial Trucks Inc. Locations
When we began supplying material handling equipment more than 44 years ago, Miami Industrial Trucks Inc. made a firm commitment to serving the community. To this day, we uphold that philosophy. However, we have expanded to serve a much wider area. We currently have convenient locations in the following areas:
Contact Us for a Very Narrow Aisle Forklift Quote!
If you are ready to make the most out of your facility’s space, we can help you find a high-quality VNA forklift at an affordable price. All of our equipment comes with a satisfaction guarantee. If your equipment doesn’t perform as represented, we will repurchase it within 60 days of delivery. That’s a guarantee you can trust. Contact us today to get a quote for a very narrow aisle forklift!
The forklifts are available in both electric and LPG and are compact, ergonomically designed and highly maneuverable. Some models are designed with a sideways swiveling operator seat to help operators be fatigue-free. We sell and service very narrow aisle products from Jungheinrich and Landoll/Bendi and Drexel.