The Linde Material Handling VNA truck K

Very narrow aisle trucks K

Combination worker in narrow aisles

Work effectively and with a view in the high shelving

The Linde K man-up turret truck enables high turnaround capacity for order picking and handling processes in high-shelving warehouses. The powerful drive trains make this possible: The truck can move and lift at the same time. Also, the speed is consistent even at high lift levels and a high level of residual lift capacity is available. Various assistance systems are available that help to navigate accurately through warehouse or to avoid obstacles. Not least, Linde System Control improves the process: Dependent upon the version, the system adjusts lift and travel speed according to the weight being transported. There are various versions or the mast, chassis, battery and cab for the very narrow aisle trucks that can be combined according to usage requirements.



The operator must make contact with three points, otherwise he will be unable to move the combi truck: the hand sensors on the control panel as well as the dead-man’s switch on the cab floor. This prevents incorrect operation that may lead to accidents. For the safety of the operator, there are also electrically monitored side cabinets that must be closed when the platform height is above 1.2 metres. The optional personnel protection system continuously scans the aisle and stops the truck if people are in the vicinity. For additional safety, an optional Aisle Safety Assistant detects RFID tagged, or barcode-marked unevenness, obstacles in the shelving, on the floor or on the ceiling and automatically limits the speed, lift height or forks extension at these locations. Service technicians can programme general travel, lift and lowering end stops in the truck system, which can be adjusted.

  • Three point operation
  • Electrically monitored side cabinets
  • Aisle safety assistant
  • Pre-adjustable travel, lift and lowering end stops.
  • Optional personnel protection system


The control panel is shaped ergonomically. In addition, its position can be adjusted in three axes – for example, for comfortable working in the standing and sitting position. The operator can also adjust the height and inclination of the folding seat. To make work easier, several storage options are available in the large and draft protected cab. The chassis and the cab are decoupled from each other so that less shock is transmitted to the operator. Tilting side barriers are also available as an option. They swing outwards if the operator leans on them. This reduces his distance from the shelving and makes order picking easier for the operator.

  • Highly adjustable control panel
  • Large cab
  • Individually adjustable seat
  • Storage facilities available
  • Optional tilting barriers


Even at high lift levels, the modern drive train technology of the man-up truck can achieve high speed. In addition, there is high residual lift capacity as well as modern RFID assistance systems, enabling navigation in the warehouse and handling on the shelving to be carried out more quickly. When using the Linde connect: fleet management system it is also possible to optimise the whole usage cycle of the trucks. Additional support for handling is provided by functions such as automatic lift height pre-selection and automatic forks cycle. In this process, the truck automatically carries out three movements during pallet placement or removal at the press of a button. The energy generated by braking and lowering the load is restored to the battery. This improves usage duration and cost effectiveness equally.

  • High speed at high lift levels
  • Modern assistance systems
  • Several positioning aids


The robust technology of the Linde K man-up truck represents low service costs and a long useful life. Its CAN bus connection enables technical problems to be rapidly diagnosed and rectified using a notebook. Like the three phase motors for lift and movement, both of the independent braking systems are wear and therefore maintenance free. Using the optionally available battery carriage frame lateral battery changing is completed rapidly.

  • CAN bus connection
  • Low wear braking system
  • Quicker battery replacement

Videos & Images

Video about the functions and advantages of the Linde K combination forklifts for storage and order picking in high rack warehouses.
Active Stability Control is used in narrow aisles.
VNA, very narrow aisle, K, moving, warehouse
Video about the functions and advantages of the Linde K combination forklifts for storage and order picking in high rack warehouses.
Active Stability Control is used in narrow aisles.
VNA, very narrow aisle, K, moving, warehouse

Technical Data

Model Load capacity/Load Battery voltage/rated capacity (5h) Lift End aisle width, with/without load Travel speed, with/without load
K-Example 0.7 0.7 (t) 48 / 775 (V)/(Ah) 5600 (mm) 3618 (mm) 9 / 9 (km/h)
K-Example 0.9 0.9 (t) 80 / 465 (V)/(Ah) 6200 (mm) 3628 (mm) 12 / 12 (km/h)
K-Example 1.1 1.1 (t) 80 / 620 (V)/(Ah) 7200 (mm) 3772 (mm) 12 / 12 (km/h)
K-Example 1.3 1.3 (t) 80 / 775 (V)/(Ah) 9000 (mm) 4006 (mm) 12 / 12 (km/h)
K-Example 1.5 1.5 (t) 80 / 775 (V)/(Ah) 11800 (mm) 4008 (mm) 12 / 12 (km/h)
K-Example 1.5 1.5 (t) 80 / 930 (V)/(Ah) 12850 (mm) 4226 (mm) 12 / 12 (km/h)

Optional Equipment

Active Stability Control in action

Active Stability Control

Active Stability Control is an intelligent assistance system that detects unevenness between the left and right sides of the aisle and automatically compensates for shocks and vibrations so that the truck can achieve its maximum handling performance even on less than optimal floors.

Control panel of the new narrow-aisle K truck

Operating panels

For the cab there is a front or divided operating panel available. Both variants can be adjusted quickly for working in the standing or sitting position.

Attachment bars

The operator cab can be augmented with several individual fittings, such as monitor, terminal scanner, storage facilities and writing support.

Linde BlueSpot


Lane warning device Linde BlueSpot™ Enhances safety during operation as the LED spot makes the forklift visible.

The animation shows the functionality of the optional aisle safety assistant for Linde very narrow aisle trucks.

Aisle safety assistant

The assistance system detects barcodes or RFID tags in the aisle which mark unevenness in the floor, as well as obstacles in the shelving or on the ceiling and restricts truck functions, such as lift or driving speed, lift height or forks extension at these specific locations.

Animation about the functioning of the optionally available narrow aisle navigation system for the Linde K combination forklift.

Warehouse Navigation

The forklift receives movement tasks via the customer's warehouse management system. Using barcodes or RFID tags, the system determines the location in the aisle and measures the current lift height. Based on this information, it guides the truck automatically to the desired pallets location. The operator only has to operate the drive function.

Screenshot of the dashboard of the Linde connect: fleet management software desk that provides an overview of all the important fleet data.

Fleet management

How and by whom are the individual forklifts used? What does the usage data of the forklifts look like, and is each one roadworthy? Using a combination of software and hardware, connect: provides the appropriate answers.

Animation about the functioning of the optionally available Linde System Control (LSC) for Linde very narrow aisle trucks.

Linde System Control (LSC)

The system provides improved throughput rates and enhanced safety. The LSC Standard basic version indicates to the operator the residual lift capacity for the particular lift height. Enhanced LSC versions adapt additional lift and/or travel speed to the weight of the load being transported.

Magnified view of the narrow-aisle K truck showing available variants of important truck modules like mast, cabin, chassis etc.

Modular truck design

The forklift can be adapted in various ways. There are therefore various motors, batteries, lift masts and chassis available. Linde can also individually configure the operator's cab with different seat variants and storage facilities. This enables more than 10 million configuration variations.

Tilting barriers

If the operator leans on the barrier, it tilts outwards by 10 cm. This enables him to reach the racking better, making the order picking easier.

Mirror module with LED light in the cab of the narrow-aisle K truck from Linde Material Handling

Mirror module

The equipment package includes a large rear-view mirror as well as sideways working lights to illuminate the working surroundings in the racking. There is also an optional ventilation system available to cool the operator when working at high lift levels in hot weather.

Cold storage protection

Amongst other things, the forklifts are operated with special hydraulic fluid and lubricants and receive a corrosion proof coating. Additionally there is the option to choose from a variety of enclosed, insulated cabs.

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