QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS
Electric Multidirectional Sideloaders, Multidirectional Sideloaders and Sideloaders - with all these terms it is not easy to keep the overview.
To find out exactly what is behind the term sideloader, what is the difference between a conventional sideloader and a multi-directional sideloader and what advantages you can benefit from this truck, please visit our Q&A (Questions and Answers) page.
If you still have questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.
WhY USE a side loader?
Wherever long loads are transported, loaded or unloaded, the sideloader is in its element. The sideloader is preferably used in external warehouses in the wood, building materials and steel industries. The trucks are available with diesel, gas or electric drive and set standards in terms of energy efficiency, economy and ergonomics with their high driving speeds and narrow cab design. Sideloaders are characterised by high travel speeds, large ground clearance and a wide range of tyre options. The trucks are suitable for transporting long goods in narrow aisles or can also be freely manoeuvred for fast and safe transport. Hubtex has specialised in the manufacture of special sideloaders. These combine the advantages of conventional sideloaders with the requirements for operation in narrow aisles.
MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE SIDE LOADERS FROM HUBTEX
HUBTEX sideloaders are characterised by their high manoeuvrability due to omnidirectional steering, which allows them to move efficiently even in tight spaces. Furthermore, due to their electric drive they are especially suitable for pure indoor and combined indoor and outdoor use.
Our sideloaders with diesel or gas drive are real universal talents. Due to their compact dimensions, they can be used both as a conventional stacker for block storage or as a sideloader for long goods. Due to the larger elastic tyres than the comparable sideloaders with electric drive from HUBTEX, they are specialists for use on poor ground conditions.
How is a sideloader constructed?
A side loader is a forklift truck equipped with a side-mounted mast and a loading platform. Long goods can thus be picked up without turning off. In addition to load capacity and lifting height, the tires are the most important factor to be able to specify a truck that is optimally adapted to the requirements. Residual load capacity and stability, platform height and ground clearance are determined by the tires. The lateral load pick-up of the load is effected via the mast using mast extension, usually via two cylinders crossed over each other with end position damping in both end positions. The mast is thereby pushed to the load. The chassis of the device is brought into the optimum position for load absorption and load securing using platform inclination.
ARE THE ESSENTIAL COMPONENTS OF A SIDE LOADER:
- Large tyres for poor ground conditions and high driving speeds and a correspondingly high frame height
- Underfloor engines in the frame for minimized noise emissions and better weight distribution
- Usually platform inclination for quick and easy load pickup and safe transport
- Rare mast tilt
- Underfloor engines ensure minimized noise emissions and optimized weight distribution
- Common drive variants: electric, diesel or gas drive
- Side mast with thrust mast for long goods
- Driver's cab with driver's seat position in the main direction of travel, transverse to the load
- The operation usually via joystick, single lever or fingertip, and steering column
- Special designs: Sideloaders with torque converter transmission.
How is the mast reach of a
sideloader carried out?
The mast reach of a sideloader is usually carried out by two cylinders crossed over each other with end position damping in both end positions. This protects the equipment and goods.
Why is there a frame tilt
Unlike other types of forklift trucks, sideloaders usually have a frame tilt. These are cylinders installed on the platform side and corresponding to each other, which ensure constant compensation for uneven floors and keep the load safe and stable during transport. The frame tilt brings the truck into the optimum position for load pickup and load securing.
What is the difference between multi-directional sideloaders and conventional sideloaders?
Both vehicles are basically sideloaders, but in different versions. When long loads have to be transported quickly over long distances on poor surfaces, the conventional sideloader shows its advantages. Multidirectional sideloaders, on the other hand, have their advantages when space is limited due to their high manoeuvrability and can therefore play out their advantages especially in combined indoor and outdoor use.
|Load arm height||high||low|
|Cabin type||lengthwise seat cabin||lengthwise, crosswise, diagonal seat
or standup cabin
|Tilt||Frame tilt||fork carriage and mast tilt|
|Drive||Electric, Diesel and LPG drive|
|Width to edge of forks||> 750 mm||> 600 mm|