Lift trucks were initially introduced in the beginning of the twentieth Century. They have grown exponentially since the very first models. Their initial purpose was to move supplies in an efficient way. This is still the key goal. There are an array of different kinds 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 normally used to move pallet trucks over extreme distances, sometimes between storage areas or different departments. There is one more type known as the walkie version. This type lacks the higher speeds and the operator platform. Low cost and hi maneuverability make these vehicles a wise option for operations where frequent load movement is necessary. Several of the common options comprise double pallet length forks which 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, utilized to move load trailers, as well as pallet loads throughout a facility. This model has a huge variety of available attachments 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 are able to be used indoors or outdoors so long as there is ample ventilation.
There are man-up types of vehicles which are specially made for hand loading less than pallet load amounts out of and into selective rack. The VNA or very narrow aisle vehicles works in aisles less than six feet wide. These Order Selectors are also referred to as Order Pickers.
The narrow aisle or very narrow aisle lift trucks are used mostly 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 effective and could make racked pallet storage a more streamlined procedure.