The History of Raymond Forklifts
One of the most well-known and trustworthy names in the forklift and warehouse industries, Raymond’s origins date back to 1922, when George G. Raymond Sr. started his family-owned business with the invention of one the first hand hydraulic lift trucks. Understanding where the future of the warehouse business was heading, Raymond would later become a name that symbolized innovation in forklifts throughout the 20th century, continuing today with the company’s focus on more sustainable and eco-friendly business practices.
Beyond that of forklift trucks, Raymond would contribute to advances in warehouses and stocking methods and materials. Modern-day standards, such as double-faced wooden pallets, narrow-aisle stocking and microprocessor-controlled lift trucks, are all trends and inventions started by Raymond. This spirit of innovation is very much a part of what makes these trucks unique and allows them to perform with optimum efficiency and safety.
Raymond has also embraced the vital trend of designing trucks with the environment in mind. Realizing that the material-handling industry can make an important contribution to the need for sustainable operations and constructions, Raymond has taken a step forward by providing some of the most environmentally conscious services and products.
There’s a reason why Raymond continues to be an influential force in the material-handling business: consistent dedication to innovation and improved efficiency. If you’re looking for a used forklift, National Forklift Exchange can help you locate the exact make and model to complement your needs.
Raymond Reach-Fork Trucks
As the inventor of the concept of narrow-aisle stocking, Raymond had to rise to the challenge of designing a mechanism that could access items from high, narrow shelves efficiently and safely; the company’s solution was the Reach-Fork® truck, which was introduced in the 1950s. This was a machine designed to safely handle heavy loads at taller heights.
Today’s Reach-Fork® trucks embody the nearly 70 years of innovation in the forklift industry. Featuring Raymond’s ARC System™, the unit’s battery lasts longer than most other trucks and has to be replaced less frequently.
With a single-axis control system combined with programmable features and an auto-position hold, this series offers safety and ease of control in an unprecedented way. We currently have the following popular models in stock:
Raymond Order-Picker Trucks
Raymond’s line of order-picker trucks makes for a quicker and simpler process of locating and moving stock. Built to run and last longer, these units are excellent investments for any warehouse that demands quick and safe movement of materials.
Built ergonomically and utilizing Raymond’s intellispeed™ system, these trucks are easy to drive. They synchronize travel speed and height in order to create the most efficient and optimal performance. Varying heights and narrow aisles pose no challenge to these units. Models currently in stock include:
• Easi OPC30TT
National Forklift Exchange can locate used Raymond forklifts in great condition for your place of business. These forklifts are built with some of the best materials and construction methods, so their lifespans outpace many other brands.
With proper use, maintenance and care, a Raymond forklift—new or used—can provide a workplace with years of consistent, reliable work. Call us today at 855-322-1001 to find a Raymond lift truck for your business. With our worldwide shipping, we can deliver a truck to virtually anywhere it’s needed.