Lift up safety, efficiency, and comfort across your operations with the TCM Reach Truck range, helping you to reduce accidents, improve productivity, and equip your operators with the trucks they need to work effectively, however challenging the environment.
Like all our trucks this line has been designed to provide you with the most reliable forklift technology available today. Its range of standard and optional safety features will keep accident rates low, while world-class ergonomics maximise operator comfort all day long.
By putting safety, efficiency, and comfort first, we’re raising the standard for forklift quality across every industry. Invest in the Reach Truck range and raise your standards today.
The RTL and RTN are universal reach trucks that can perform almost any material handling task, combining lifting power and reliable manufacturing with a narrow chassis that helps them to access even those hard-to-reach areas where other forklifts might struggle.
This new-generation of reach trucks offers specialist solutions for environments requiring sheer lifting power or extreme heights, with heavy-duty models capable of lifting loads up to 2,500 kg or reaching heights of 12.1 metres for high-stacking with stability and ease.
The RTF offers flexible handling of long and bulky goods or pallet loads. Supporting superior ergonomics, this multi-directional reach truck can be driven in all directions with precision, with a lifting height of up to 9.7 m and an aisle width that can be cut to 2.3 – 3 metres.
To navigate the narrow aisles so typical of modern warehouse environments, this reach truck has been specially developed with a slender chassis and the smallest transfer aisle in the industry to suit sites with tight corridors or congested areas where size really does matter.
Specifically designed to provide you with the most reliable and efficient technology in daily operation, TCM’s reach trucks have been developed to meet the most challenging requirements in the demanding material handling environments we see today.
The TCM reach truck series offers vehicles with high-quality components combined with industry-leading operator ergonomics and truck performance. The reach truck series extends the TCM family of high-value warehouse and counterbalance trucks, utilising both lead-acid and lithium-ion battery technology for enhanced safety, performance, and comfort.
The reach truck range provides customers with trucks that have an impressive load capacity of 1.2 to 2.5 tonnes, each with a wide variety of masts that can reach lifting heights up to 12.1 metres while keeping optimal load capacities. Additionally, options like drive-in racking and rail guidance allow you to tailor the truck to your specific application.
Standardised safety features across our reach truck ranges leads to safer, more secure working environments with fewer accidents. For workplaces facing unconventional challenges or heightened risk, customise your forklifts with safety add-ons tailored to your specific needs.
Innovative technology and ergonomic design means our reach trucks enable you to unlock new efficiencies and achieve industry-leading performance across your operations. All our forklifts comply with current emissions targets, helping you to hit your emissions targets, too.
Key to forklift efficiency is a comfortable operator. As well as the health and safety benefits associated with ergonomics, the standard features across our reach trucks make it easier for your operators to work, aiding productivity and minimising your total cost of operation (TCO).
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TCM's new generation of narrow-chassis heavy-duty reach trucks brings your warehouse efficiency to the highest level. Designed entirely around the operator, these trucks provide world-class ergonomics and comfort and will adapt to your needs and future-proof your operations.
The RTN and RTL are universal reach trucks that can perform almost any heavy-duty 24/7 material handling task, particularly for those requiring a smaller footprint. From ergonomics to performance, everything about the TCM reach truck is about productivity.
Equipped with TCM's unique mini steering wheel with floating armrest, the multi-adaptable operator's environment, intuitive controls, and a tilting seat, the operator is in full control, with improved visibility, and maximum safety, efficiency, and comfort while handling the vehicle.
An intelligent combination of speed and power
A powerful 48V AC motor
Default maximum speed of 12.5 km/h
Top speed of 13 km/h with a high-powered option allowing a speed of up to 14.5 km/h
Truck computer for customisable driving skills
ASR (Active Spin Reduction)
LAS (Level Assistance System)
This reach truck offers a high-precision mast design with soft stop technology and a fully damped reach system that contributes to supreme stability in all conditions, with a mast tilt and intuitive lift controls that further facilitate loading and stacking at all heights. The hands-free direction control uses the accelerator for change of travel direction, allowing the operator to use their right hand for operating up to three hydraulic functions simultaneously.
With additional innovative features such as the ErgoLogic operator interface, Fast Track battery change system, load wheel brakes, and cold store cabin, the RTL and RTN are is the perfect vehicles for carrying out your heavy-duty material handling tasks.
With additional innovative features such as the ErgoLogic operator interface, Fast Track battery change system, load wheel brakes, and cold store cabin, the RTL and RTN is the perfect vehicle for carrying out your heavy-duty material handling tasks.
New Generation Reach Truck
A new generation heavy-duty reach truck
The RTM, RTH, and RTX are new-generation universal reach trucks that can carry out almost any heavy-duty task. The versatile RTM will perform effortlessly in your highly intensive operations and is ideal for internal transport and stacking up to 2,000 kg. For even tougher tasks, with a lift height of up to 11.5 metres or loads up to 2,500 kg, the robust RTH is the best choice.
If your operations include hi-rack warehousing up to 12.1 metres, you'll find an excellent PARTNER in the extremely stable and high-stacking RTX. Each model is able to perform excellently in almost any environment, including cold stores.
The intelligent designs of the RTM, RTH, and RTX enables the operator to achieve maximum control, safety, and efficiency via intuitive controls and the mini steering wheel with a floating armrest, which is unique to TCM forklifts.
Contributing to supreme stability in all conditions
High-precision mast design
Soft stop technology
Fully damped reach system
Cold store cabin
Hands-free direction control
Load wheel brakes
Embedded video camera
The powerful 48V AC motor provides excellent performance. To maximise productivity and safety, TCM's Truck Computer ATC3 allows the reach truck to be customised to each operator's driving skills. By default, the maximum speed is 12.5 km/h, and a high-powered option gives the truck a top speed of 14.5 km/h, making the RTM – along with the RTL and RTN – one of the world's fastest reach trucks on the market.
These models come with a wide range of innovative extra equipment such as ASR (Active Spin Reduction), LAS (Level Assistance System), an ErgoLogic operator interface, and a Fast Track battery change system.
Four-Way Directional Reach Truck
This reach truck’s top speed is 13 km/h, and with its high battery capacity and superior acceleration the truck can be driven intensively with maximum efficiency. Excellent, all-around visibility is key when manoeuvring around the aisles of a busy warehouse. The RTF provides the operator with enhanced visibility via the ProVision design with an angled frame in the overhead guard, a clear-view mast, and a high seating position.
Similar to its reach truck counterparts, the RTF features the unique TCM mini steering wheel and an 18° adjustable tilting seat that minimises strain during long shifts, with a spacious cabin designed entirely around the operator.
The hands-free direction control uses the accelerator for change of travel direction allowing the operator to use the right hand for operating up to three hydraulic functions simultaneously.
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The RTS truck is our solution to the problems created by narrow-aisle design in modern warehouses. Its slim profile and rotating forks allow operators to manoeuvre fully in very tight environments and it’ is the perfect truck when working alongside our high-level order picker range. It enjoys the smallest transfer aisle in the industry – 3.7 m – and is able to lift to a full 10.3 m.
When used with guided aisle systems – either floor-mounted rails or under-floor wire – operators can concentrate entirely on stacking. Loads can be raised as soon as the truck is in the aisle, and performance gains from the diagonal lift and travel are typically 15-20% faster than free-range trucks.
Optional extras include a storage height pre-selector and a camera monitoring system that further enhances efficiency and visibility, as well as a unique cold-store option that provides the most robust cold-store cabin in the industry, providing complete driver protection and insulation in temperatures down to minus 30C.
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A: A reach truck, also known as a reach forklift, is a specialised type of forklift designed specifically to navigate narrow aisles and reach heights that are beyond the capabilities of traditional forklifts. This powerful machine is commonly used in warehouses and distribution centres to efficiently stack and retrieve goods from high shelves.Whether it's moving heavy pallets or organising inventory, a reach truck is an indispensable tool for any warehouse operation.
A: The compact size of a reach truck makes it ideal for operating in confined spaces compared to traditional forklifts, which are typically bulkier. Its mast design is such that it can also reach greater heights, maximising the storage capacity of a warehouse.
A: While both these vehicles are used to retrieve items from high shelves, there are some key differences between them. The order picker is designed to allow the operator to elevate themselves along with the load, making it easier to pick and place items at various heights. On the other hand, the reach truck is built to extend its forks forward and reach deep into the racking system, allowing it to access objects that are further away. Another notable difference is the manoeuvrability of these vehicles. Order pickers are typically more compact and agile, making them ideal for narrow aisles and tight spaces. While reach trucks are narrower and more agile than standard forklifts, they have a longer wheelbase than order pickers, making them better suited for larger warehouses with wider aisles.
A: Reach trucks’ extended reach means warehouse operators can store and access pallets deep within the racking system, eliminating the need for manual handling or the use of ladders. This not only saves time but also reduces the risk of accidents and injuries. Reach trucks are generally equipped with advanced technology such as telescopic forks and height sensors, ensuring precise positioning and optimal load handling. Their compact size and manoeuvrability make them ideal for narrow aisles and tight spaces, increasing productivity and maximising storage capacity. Whether it's in a busy warehouse or a bustling distribution centre, reach trucks enhance efficiency and safety in material handling operations.
A: On top of the many benefits of using a reach truck described above, the TCM range has been developed with performance and ergonomics at its core. As a result, our reach trucks offer industry-leading operator comfort and safety, and reliability in the form of trucks that require little maintenance, putting greater productivity and efficiency within your reach.
In the world of material handling, operator safety, comfort, and efficiency are essential in order to maintain a productive, error-free environment that works to lower your TCO and improve uptime. Everything from the ergonomic design to the intuitive features make the TCM reach truck series a sustainable investment, both environmentally and in terms of lifetime value.
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