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Electric Forklift operates in aisles as thin as 1,642 mm.

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Able to create up to 30% more storage space within existing warehouse or logistics centers, G4 electric VNA (Very Narrow Aisle) counterbalance truck can be used in narrow aisles or outside in depot yards. It has 2,000 kg load capacity and lifting capabilities exceeding 12 m. Combining functionality of counterbalance and reach trucks, product can articulate through 220° and allows ISO pallets to be stacked and picked in 1,600 mm wide aisles in 2 separate movements.

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Anorexic Forklift Becomes Even More Narrow

Affectionately labeled as the most 'anorexic' brand in forklifts, Flexi has released its latest model which can operate in aisles as thin as 1642mm, or outside in depot yards.

Compared to forklifts of conventional design on the Australian market, the Flexi G4 electric VNA (Very Narrow Aisle) Counterbalance truck creates up to 30% more storage space within an existing warehouse or logistics centre.

Distributed nationally by Flexilift Australia, the unit has a load capacity of 2000kg, Flexi G4 can operate at 100% duty cycle in just 1642mm (Euro) or 1762mm (ISO) aisle widths while lifting to heights exceeding 12 metres.

It does all this without the need for special floor requirements, so business operators need not alter the dimensions of their existing warehouse footprints. They are, however, able to introduce more racking within that existing area.

Flexi G4 VNA works like an electric counterbalance truck, with one truck doing the job of both a counterbalance truck and a reach truck.

Double handling is all but eliminated, enabling Flexi G4 to cut handling costs by up to 50% or more in most working environments.

"In most cases, because of the very narrow operating space it requires, the Flexi G4 VNA liberates up to 30% more warehouse capacity compared to conventional reach trucks," said National Business Development Manager for Flexilift Australia, Mr John Fisher.

"Due to the rising costs of floor space around Australia, we find that many businesses are realising the cost efficiencies of better utilisation of an existing warehouse footprint.

"An ideal way of securing better profits is to make aisles thinner, therefore allowing more racking on existing floor space.

"Flexi G4 VNA, arguably the world's most 'anorexic' lift truck, has been developed as the ideal technical asset for these economic times where every square metre of floor space counts dearly."

Flexi G4 VNA is equally at home working outside the warehouse or in a loading yard. It is able to operate a complete 'road to rack' function, eliminating time consuming double pallet handling and the need and cost of a separate counterbalance truck outside.
The truck has a compact axle design and is able to articulate through 220 degrees and allows ISO pallets to be stacked and picked in 1,600mm wide aisles in two separate movements.

It features twin front wheel drive, which means that the weight of the truck and the load is divided between the truck's two front wheels, helping to achieve maximum traction and reduce tyre wear.

Flexilift Australia is also the exclusive agent in Australia for Hyundai Forklifts and the Sellick range of rough terrain lift trucks.

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