A sideloader is a piece of materials handling equipment designed for long loads.
The operator’s cab is positioned up front on the left hand side. The area to the right of the cab is called the bed or platform. This contains a central section within it, called the well, where the forks are positioned.
The mast and forks reach out to lift the load at its central point and lower it onto the bed.
The load can then be safely carried on the bed with the operator facing forward.
The whole of the machine can be tilted horizontally, to improve load picking and security, much like a tilting mast on a forklift truck.
Baumann sideloaders also feature automatic deck leveling. Once set, the bed will remain horizontal, even as the wheels travel across uneven ground.