EX Reach & Straddle Series


EX Reach & Straddle Series Details

Model: Ex.

Series: EX Reach & Straddle.

Capacity: Up to 12000 Lbs.

Operator Type: Walk Behind.

Steering: Manual or power steering.

Truck Type Designation : Ex

Rico’s EX reach and straddle series is designed for safe operation in the most hazardous of explosive environments. This design is offered in a stand up Rider or walk behind version were maximum lift and load extension is required All vehicles are custom engineered to meet your specific application and load requirements.

Built to ANSI B56 Safety Standard for Industrial Truck.


Design System Offers

  • Spark resistant brass covered forged forks.
  • Conduit sealed battery connector.
  • Reach mechanisms allows for 24” of load extensions.
  • Outriggers engineered to your specific load requirements.
  • Spark Resistant brass or aluminum chassis perimeter.
  • Single, two stage or triple stage  mast style lift.
  • Rugged ergonomic throttle and steering controls.
  • All steel constructed chassis  for superior strength.
  • Clear view mast design for each load spotting.
  • Spark resistant brass covered forged forks.


  • Motors and components are enclosed in  hydrostatically tested aluminum enclosures.
  • Signal drive vertically mounted   transmissions.
  • Mineral insulated (MI)wiring cables.
  • Mechanically operated foot or handle braking.
  • Intrinsically safe handle wiring.
  • Static conductive drive belts.
  • Power or manual steering.
  • All instrument are positioned within clear visibility of the operator.
  • Electric push button or mechanical infinite variable lift controls.


  • Large operator platform with padded floor and hip pads
  • Integrated operator detection switch limiting operation of controls
  • Emergency disconnect switch
  • Horn, key switch, hour meter and battery discharge indicator
  • Speed cut back switch
  • On board service diagnostic system
  • Safety reversing switch on walk behind models


All EX vehicles are built to the UL583 specifications and are approved by a National Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL) for operation in:

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