We’ve sold a few Bendis and Flexis in our time in fact so many that we have lost count!
Our relationship with the Articulating product goes back 25 years when in the early days of Bendi and with the help of Freddy Brown “the inventor of Articulating Counterbalance concept” we secured an order for two Bendis from Pet Feeds in Gloucester.
Since that time we have helped countless companies rationalise there storage systems saving them both time and money. These days we specialise in the offering top quality refurbished machine’s for sale and hire with all the work undertaken at our refurbishment centre in Gloucestershire. We are again saving companies time and money with our pricing for a refurbished being around half the price of a new Bendi.
Don’t break the rules, Bendi them!
Our experience with Bendi trucks goes back over 20 years and we’ve always seen it as a great option for many types of truck and warehouse users. Here are four important facts to keep in mind when considering switching to these types of trucks…
A common mistake by racking providers is to forget to provide the required end of racking clearance. Quite simply when stacking the corner of the pallet travels past the rack upright so if you start the racking to close to a wall then you wont be able to put the last pallet away.
Articulating counterbalance trucks are far heavier than conventional forklifts so floor strength is a consideration both inside and out
Being a specialist piece of equipment driver training by an instructor experienced with the articulating concept is a good investment.
With lift heights now available to 15m visibility at height can be an issue. Adding a small CCTV camera often overcomes this issue and something that we recommend on any lift over 6m.
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