Ever find a spot to parallel park but you just can't squeeze?
In the Sidewinder you would have been fine.
Most forklifts, and vehicles in general, are not the easiest things in the world to maneuver. This is because the wheels only roll forwards and backwards -- there's no lateral movement. So if your goal is to move somewhere off to your right or left -- say to that better parking space a few slots down that just opened up -- and you want to end up pointed in the same direction when you get there, you need to turn, go either forward or backward, and turn again. In a car, this isn't that big of a deal, but when it comes to vehicles like forklifts, it can be another story.
Forklifts often carry large, bulky and very heavy objects that can be difficult to load and challenging to maneuver (especially through doorways and other narrow places). All that turning and maneuvering at safe, but very slow speeds can also suck up a great deal of time. And that's what makes this last tool so cool -- its wheels are designed to let it travel in any and every direction.
Omni directional technology. Multiple cylindrical shaped tires around a single axis, help guide the forklift in all directions.
Airtrax Sidewinder Industrial Lift Trucks excel in applications through standard size doors or anrrow aisleways. The Sidewinder’s unique omni-directional movement allows it to travel in all directions thus making it an ideal vehicle to work in tight spaces where turns are not possible and finite control is a must. The truck features 48 volt transistor controls with state-of-the-art technology, infinitely variable travel, lift and lower speeds, excellent vislibilty, ergonomic controls and operator comfort.
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