Lift trucks were first introduced in the start of the twentieth Century. They have grown exponentially since the very first models. Their initial purpose was to transport materials in an efficient manner. This is still the main goal. There are an array of different types of lift trucks used in the material handling industry.
Motorized Pallet Truck Rider Type
Ride-on lift trucks are motorized versions of pallet jacks. These machines are usually utilized to move pallet trucks over extreme distances, sometimes between storage areas or different departments. There is a different version referred to as the walkie version. This particular kind lacks the operator platform and the higher speeds. Hi maneuverability and low cost make these vehicles a better option for operations where frequent load movement is required. Several of the common choices include double pallet length forks which allow you to move 2 pallets in a single trip.
Electric Counterbalanced Lift Truck
The Electric Counterbalanced Lift Truck is utilized to lift and move items and supplies, and used to move pallet loads and load trailers all over a facility. This particular kind has various kinds of attachments available and must have a wide aisle for turning.
Internal Combustion Counterbalanced Lift Truck
Electric trucks have functionality like an internal combustion counterbalanced lift truck. Propane models are able to be used outdoors or indoors so long as there is ample ventilation.
There are man-up kinds of vehicles that are particularly designed for hand loading less than pallet load amounts into and out of selective rack. The VNA or also known as very narrow aisle vehicles works in aisles less than six feet wide. These Order Selectors are also called Order Pickers.
Narrow aisle trucks which are 8 to 11 feet are designed especially for racked pallet storage. Double-deep versions load pallets 2-deep in special double-deep racking systems. These types of reach trucks are very efficient and could make racked pallet storage a more streamlined procedure.