Chemical & Coatings Industry Case Study

RICO sit-down counterbalance forklift handles hazardous and explosive loads for the chemical industry


Industry Showcased:
Chemical and Coatings

Capacity 6,000 LBS

RICO EX Sit-Down Counterbalance


This vehicle provided a safe solution for handling large capacity hazardous and explosive materials for areas where long operational runs are required without sacrificing operator comfort.

Product Highlights:

RICO’s sit-down rider counterbalance truck is used throughout the Chemical and Coating industries where safety is of the highest concern. RICO provides a rugged and ergonomic solution for:

  • Class 1, Division 1 & 2, Group D
  • Class 2, Division 1 & 2, Group G
  • Hazardous Environment

RICO EX Sit-Down Counterbalance

This FM certified EX sit-down counterbalance forklift is capable of lifting 6,000 lbs up to a 188” raised height and 4,700 lbs up to a 240” raised height. It can be fitted with a side shifter, fork positioner, drum clamp, drum-handling forks, and numerous other front-end EX compliant attachments.

Safety features include a back-up alarm, strobe light, emergency power disconnect, seat-switch, and side mirrors. All of RICO’s EX line of trucks are built to UL 583 specifications and are approved by the Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL).