In the start of the 20th Century, lift trucks were initially introduced. They have come a long way since the first models. Their initial purpose was to transport materials in an efficient way. This is still the key goal. There are a variety of different types of lift trucks utilized in the material handling industry.
Motorized Pallet Truck Rider Type
Ride-on lift trucks are motorized types of pallet jacks. These equipment are often utilized to move pallet trucks over extreme distances, sometimes between storage areas or different departments. There is a different version known as the walkie version. This particular model lacks the higher speeds and the operator platform. Hi maneuverability and low cost make these vehicles a great option for operations where frequent load movement is required. Several of the common alternatives include double pallet length forks that enable you to move 2 pallets in one trip.
Electric Counterbalanced Lift Truck
The Electric Counterbalanced Lift Truck is capable of stacking and racking loads, used to move pallet loads, as well as load trailers throughout a facility. This model has various kinds of attachments available and should have a wide aisle for turning.
Internal Combustion Counterbalanced Lift Truck
IC counterbalance lift trucks work quite similarly to the electric lift truck. Propane models can be used outdoors or indoors so long as there is ample ventilation.
The order selector has been designed to move palleted loads out of and into selective racks. The VNA or very narrow aisle vehicles works in aisles less than six feet wide. These Order Selectors are also called Order Pickers.
The narrow aisle or very narrow aisle lift trucks are utilized mainly for racked pallet storage up to 8 to 11 feet. Double-deep versions load pallets 2-deep in special double-deep racking systems. These reach trucks are really efficient and able to make racked pallet storage a more streamlined procedure.