In the start of the 20th Century, lift trucks were initially introduced. They have come a long way ever since the very first models. Their original purpose was to move materials in an effective manner. This is still the main goal. There are a variety of different kinds of lift trucks used in the material handling business.
Motorized Pallet Truck Rider Type
Ride-on lift trucks are motorized types of pallet jacks. These machines are normally utilized to move pallet trucks over extreme distances, sometimes between different departments or storage areas. There is one more version called the walkie version. This type lacks the operator platform and the higher speeds. Low cost and hi maneuverability make these vehicles a great alternative for operations where frequent load movement is required. Several of the common choices comprise 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 racking and stacking loads, used to move pallet loads, as well as load trailers all over a facility. This model has different kinds of attachments available and should have a wide aisle for turning.
Internal Combustion Counterbalanced Lift Truck
Electric trucks have functionality similar to an IC counterbalanced lift truck. Propane models could be used outdoors or indoors so long as there is adequate ventilation.
The order selector has been made to move palleted loads into and out of selective racks. The VNA or also referred to as very narrow aisle vehicles works in aisles less than six feet wide. These Order Selectors are also called Order Pickers.
The very narrow aisle or narrow aisle lift trucks are used 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 types of reach trucks are efficient and able to make racked pallet storage a more streamlined process.