Lift trucks were first introduced in the start of the 20th Century. They have grown exponentially ever since the very first models. Their initial purpose was to transport materials in an effective way. This is still the main objective. There are a variety of different types of lift trucks used within the material handling business.
Motorized Pallet Truck Rider Type
Ride-on lift trucks are motorized versions of pallet jacks. These machinery are often utilized to move pallet trucks over extreme distances, sometimes between different departments or storage areas. There is another type called the walkie version. This model lacks the operator platform and the higher speeds. Hi maneuverability and low cost make these vehicles a wise option for operations where frequent load movement is necessary. Some of the common alternatives consist of double pallet length forks which enable you to move 2 pallets in one trip.
Electric Counterbalanced Lift Truck
The Electric Counterbalanced Lift Truck is utilized to lift and move products and materials, and used to move load trailers and pallet loads all over a facility. This particular type has various types of attachments available and has to have a wide aisle for turning.
Internal Combustion Counterbalanced Lift Truck
Electric trucks have functionality similar to an internal combustion counterbalanced lift truck. Propane models can be utilized outdoors or indoors so long as there is ample ventilation.
There are man-up kinds of vehicles that are specially made for hand loading less than pallet load amounts into and out of selective rack. The VNA or also referred to as very narrow aisle vehicles works in aisles less than six feet wide. These Order Selectors are also referred to as Order Pickers.
Narrow aisle trucks that are 8 to 11 feet are made especially for racked pallet storage. Double-deep versions load pallets 2-deep in special double-deep racking systems. These types of reach trucks are efficient and able to make racked pallet storage a more streamlined process.
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