A Sidetracker multi-direction reach truck has enabled structural steelwork engineers, Adstone Construction to upgrade the storage system at its Worcestershire premises, increasing warehouse capacity and efficiency. The truck has now been used by the company for over six years without a single breakdown.

Before the arrival of the Sidetracker all Adstone’s steel stock was stored on the floor and accessed by overhead crane, which often caused delays while material was found and handled. To solve this problem, Adstone decided to install 40 linear metres of cantilever racking, 4.5m high, designed to suit the dimensions of a Sidetracker SO25AG truck with an overall width of only 1,400mm. The racking is in three runs with 1,500mm aisles with rail guidance.

The S025AG model Sidetracker supplied to Adstone has 600mm long forks, which retract within the overall width of the truck, and a lift capacity of 2,500kg. It’s powered by twin electro-hydraulic power units through high-torque hydrostatic transmissions, with the motors automatically running singly or together to suit the demand.