See 5 reasons Landoll’s Bendi Very Narrow Aisle Forklift has 85% of the market share in its’ category.
- Rear Wheel Drive & Maintenance Expense – The Bendi Very Narrow Aisle Forklift utilizes a rear wheel drive system compared to a competitor’s front wheel drive. By having a front wheel design, the motor cables and hoses are routed from the truck out to the front end. Every time the mast turns to put/retrieve a pallet, the hoses and cables twist and flex. This contributes to an increase in maintenance expenses for the customer over the life of the equipment. Historically data illustrates that an average maintenance cost per hour on a Bendi LP gas forklift is around $ 1.61 per hour over the life of the equipment. This average should be even lower moving forward because of the improvement of the Dura Steer System.
- Stability / Capacity – By having the Bendi’s drive motors mounted in the rear of the unit, this allows the Bendi to have more stability and retain a higher capacity rating to higher lift heights than the competition. Ex. at 168” of lift, the Bendi is rated at 4000 lbs / Competitor: 4000 lbs. / at 198” of lift, the Bendi is rated at 4000 lbs / Competitor: 3800 lbs. *(Based upon a 24” LC) *Greater stability is achieved by moving the weight towards rear of truck *Stability decreases as weight is moved forward *Front axle should be as light as possible – adding a differential drive axle to the front increases forward weight, which reduces stability.
- Gradeability – The Bendi Very Narrow Aisle Forklift (loaded) can climb a 15% ramp / Competitor: 12%. The reason the gradeability is better is due to the patented rear wheel drive – the drive motor weight is located in the rear of the unit. This allows us to pull a higher grade.* Front drive traction units have poor traction capabilities since most of the weight is in the unit’s rear. * Drive Motors and brakes should be in the rear where all the weight is and the traction is the greatest.
- Visibility – With the Bendi LP forklift, the operator has better visibility in both directions. With Landoll’s Dura steer assembly and rear wheel drive capability, this allows the front the unit to sit lower to allow the operator a great line of sight to the forks. When driving in reverse, the unit again has unmatched visibility due to the radiator that is mounted inside the engine compartment – like most conventional forklifts. The competitor’s hydrostatic system operates at 6,000 psi – which causes a tremendous amount of heat and decided to mount their radiator directly behind the operator – leaving it prone to damage from another forklift or warehouse obstruction.
- Flexibility – The Bendi unit, due to its’ design, can easily go in and out of trailers as well as sea containers. The rear wheel drive unit and the dura steer system allows the Bendi Very Narrow Aisle Forklift to utilize conventional Class II forks – which enables it to offer a lower collapsed mast height than the competitor. This lower mast height – 87” equals the adjustable overhead guard measurement allowing easy access into the 89” sea containers. Even though you might not need this capability today, in the future, it will not be a limitation if the demand arises.
The Bendi Double Reach Forklift or the Deep Reach B40AC-DR & B50AC-DR 4-Wheel High Lift Electric Multi-Purpose Very Narrow Aisle Articulated Forklift
Double your reach without sacrificing aisle width navigating aisles as narrow as 96″ loaded.
Competitors need at least 130″ fully loaded just to turn around!
- No guidance needed
- Reduce the # of trucks in your fleet
- Increase productivity
- Work indoors/outdoors
- Dock to Stock
- Goes in and out of trailers
- Low mast height – get BACK into your freezers
— Southeast Industrial (@SIE_Lift) November 17, 2016