The aisle width and the choice of forklifts are highly dependent on each other. Generally, you could say that the larger the space, the higher the flexibility of using different types of material handling equipment. The tighter the space, the more specific the model needs to be.
Defining the forklift with the right measurements can have a positive impact on your storage capacity. When aisles are narrower, more racking can be placed which increases storage space.
The right forklift
Forklifts that are suitable when space is key and high lifting heights are required, are reach trucks, 3-wheel electric counterbalanced trucks or very narrow aisle trucks. But finding the right model is not all about space requirement, it needs to match your applications and driver needs.