If you are familiar with the history of the articulating forklift, you may know that Aisle-Master trucks have evolved over the years, eventually becoming a full Combilift product in the early 2000s.
Our Aisle-Master experience began in 2012 with two 11m lifts to replace a couple of Bendi trucks. Since then a number of our customers have discovered the benefits of the leading articulated truck. We’ve certainly found the build quality very good and also gone on to win our fourth Regional Distributor award in five years.
Aisle-Masters of the warehouse universe.
With the ability to operate in very narrow aisles in the warehouse – as narrow as 1.6m – the Aisle-Master articulated forklift increases and maximises storage capacity. We are multiple winners of the regional dealer of the year award, so there’s plenty we know about the benefits of Aisle-Master…
By using the one truck users can increase productivity and eliminate time-consuming double handling and speed up “truck to rack” operations.
A key range of benefits include…
Higher reach and load capacity
Efficient use of available warehouse capacity
Driver comfort and safety
Operates indoors and outside
Low running costs
By optimising your racking layout and reducing aisle widths down to as little as 1.6 m, you can dramatically increase your storage capacity within your existing facility.
Greater reach and capacity means an increase in warehouse storage by up to 50% and lowering costs.
Each truck can operate on any floor surface, both inside and out, eliminating the need for both reach and counterbalance machines, minimizing costs.
Effortlessly save time and money with the one truck transporting loads from trailer to racking position in a single operation.
Thanks to the large rubber tyres, operators can make light work of loading and offloading in semi-rough yards while enjoying a smooth ride regardless of the terrain, eliminating the need for both reach and counterbalance machines, thus minimizing costs.
Five Year Warranty
High quality, robust construction of chassis and mast means Aisle-Master are designed to withstand heavy-duty use inside and out.
Each robust VNA, articulated forklift truck is manufactured to the highest standards using high-grade steel and castings and distributed from their global headquarters in Ireland.
All Aisle-Master products have a unique factory backed 5-year or 5,000 hours parts warranty as standard, giving you total peace of mind across the life of your truck and ensuring the lowest total cost of ownership.
Do We Have a Winner?
So which machine is best for your operation?
You may have a personal preference but there are a few key deciding factors we use.
We like to give you the full picture regarding your materials handling options. There are always tangible benefits to using one type of machine over another, and we regularly supply all manner of equipment.
Here are some of the benefits of articulating forklifts over other common types of machine…
A Bendi can operate in smaller aisles, with better residual capacity and higher lift heights.
There’s less double handling (off the lorry, onto the rack)
Over Reach Trucks…
Bendis operate in smaller aisles; can go outside; are faster; and have better wheels for rough ground.
Reach trucks usually require counterbalance truck support and offer worse value for money.
Over Very Narrow Aisle (VNA)…
Lower cost (typical VNA start at £35k)
No guidance system or guide rails
VNA can’t work outside
VNA needs large transfer aisles, is slow and requires a truly flat floor
VNA operations vulnerable to breakdowns – less flexibility
VNA also needs reach truck or counterbalance support