Discussion:
Width of aisle calculations

I know this sounds obvious, but the spec sheet should have a min aisle requirement or right angle stack line by truck model. add the length of load and you should have it
  • Posted 5 Jun 2004 02:33
  • Discussion started by michael_s
  • Georgia, United States
Showing items 1 - 5 of 5 results.
to bring life back to this forum..

you should also take into consideration the operators using the equipment, years of experience could allow you to subtract a little space, however add one FNG and then you have to put that amount back in the aisles
  • Posted 9 Sep 2005 00:04
  • Reply by trainer
  • Indiana, United States
Also make sure you consider the frequency of load putaway/extractions in the specific storage areas. Designing aisles to the minimum specs of the lift truck and load can be a real productivity killer.
  • Posted 19 Aug 2005 05:34
  • Reply by InventoryOps
  • Wisconsin, United States
The min aisle width is not decided only by the truck construction (3-wheel or four- wheel), but also by the load dimension.
  • Posted 16 Sep 2004 16:11
  • Reply by TTWWZZ
  • Fujian, China
As we design, manufacture, and market material storage systems and also market the forklifts that work within those systems we deal with this issue frequently. Wayne C is correct in considering the steering capabilities of the forklift equipment to be used. Other factors that effect aisle width are: building specifications, dimension of the loads to be stored, the height of the storage system used, side to side load clearance and productivity demands. For a general rule of thumb for common applications the following can be used to estimate aisle width: head length of the forklift, plus load length, plus 6" to 12" clearance will give you a basic load to load aisle dimension.
  • Posted 20 Aug 2004 03:26
  • Reply by rick_p
  • Alberta, Canada
Wayne C..... Would like to see your info think it would help alot of people. One thing I would like to mention about spec sheets is they do not account for operator error. I had a customer set up the entrance of a battery department with a narrow doorway and operators had to turn in either direction to position their equipment. Building damage from operators turning into the area. Also in rack locations it is important to consider all equipment and load configuations.
  • Posted 2 Jul 2004 01:43
  • Reply by elizabeth_f
  • Ohio, United States
Increased Safety & Productivity through Knowledge

Having trouble using the Discussion Forums? Contact us for help.

Forkliftaction.com accepts no responsibility for forum content and requires forum participants to adhere to the rules. Click here for more information.

Featured Business
Keytroller LLC
design and manufacture wide variety of electronic safety devices for installation to any make or model forklift.
Machinery-onQ Listings
Linde H30D02
  • LindeH30D02
  • 2013 | Used - Sale
  • Germany
  • EUR 17,900
Mitsubishi FGC70K
  • MitsubishiFGC70K
  • 2007 | Used - Sale
  • United Kingdom
  • GBP 19,690
Hyster S7.00XL
  • HysterS7.00XL
  • 1997 | Used - Sale
  • United Kingdom
  • GBP 16,600
Linde K10-011
  • LindeK10-011
  • 2011 | Used - Sale
  • United Kingdom
  • GBP 23,740
Johnston CX200
  • JohnstonCX200
  • 2010 | Used - Sale
  • United Kingdom
  • GBP 14,070
Linde H30D
  • LindeH30D
  • 2007 | Used - Sale
  • Germany
  • EUR 12,900
Hyster H7.0FT
  • HysterH7.0FT
  • 2008 | Used - Sale
  • Germany
  • EUR 11,900
Still R60-40
  • StillR60-40
  • 2005 | Used - Sale
  • United Kingdom
  • GBP 5,350
Jungheinrich ETV116
  • JungheinrichETV116
  • 2004 | Used - Sale
  • United Kingdom
  • GBP 3,660
BT RRE140
  • BTRRE140
  • 2009 | Used - Sale
  • Germany
  • EUR 5,900
Featured Business
E-P Equipment Co Ltd
Manufacturer of materials handling equipment and associated components.
Machinery-onQ Listings
Hyster H7.0FT
  • HysterH7.0FT
  • 2008 | Used - Sale
  • Germany
  • EUR 11,900
Mitsubishi FGC70K
  • MitsubishiFGC70K
  • 2007 | Used - Sale
  • United Kingdom
  • GBP 19,690
Still R60-40
  • StillR60-40
  • 2005 | Used - Sale
  • United Kingdom
  • GBP 5,350
Johnston CX200
  • JohnstonCX200
  • 2010 | Used - Sale
  • United Kingdom
  • GBP 14,070
Hyster S7.00XL
  • HysterS7.00XL
  • 1997 | Used - Sale
  • United Kingdom
  • GBP 16,600
Linde K10-011
  • LindeK10-011
  • 2011 | Used - Sale
  • United Kingdom
  • GBP 23,740
Linde H30D
  • LindeH30D
  • 2007 | Used - Sale
  • Germany
  • EUR 12,900
Jungheinrich ETV116
  • JungheinrichETV116
  • 2004 | Used - Sale
  • United Kingdom
  • GBP 3,660
BT RRE140
  • BTRRE140
  • 2009 | Used - Sale
  • Germany
  • EUR 5,900
Linde H30D02
  • LindeH30D02
  • 2013 | Used - Sale
  • Germany
  • EUR 17,900