Motorized Pallet Truck
The Walkie-Rider, Rider or Walkie is a Motorized Pallet Truck that is essentially a motorized type of a pallet jack. They come in both "Rider" versions and "Walkie" models.
The walkie model as the name implies, is made to enable the operator to walk along the machine as they lift and move cargo. The operator stands on a small platform on the Rider model. The rider models are ideal for frequent transporting of cargo over extended distances within warehouses and manufacturing operations. They are extremely maneuverable and fast.
It is vital to remember that there is no safety cage on this model and thus, it is not recommended to transport unstable or tall loads using these machinery. A rider might be the right answer if you are searching for a cheap method for moving cargo from point A to point B. If though, you must transport heavy loads short distances, and prefer to use a more employee-friendly unit rather than a pallet jack, the walkie model might be the best alternative.
The order picker or order selector is a piece machine designed particularly for manual handling of less-than-pallet-load quantities in racking. There are fixed forks connected to a platform in the Man-up design. This particular platform elevates both the load and the operator with a purpose to facilitate manual loading and unloading from racking areas.
Order Selectors are usually very narrow aisle vehicles which can operate in aisles of less than six feet. They are extremely useful pieces of equipment in cycle counting situations as well as during physical inventories. Order selectors are available in lift heights up to 40 feet high, although models which range in the 20 to 30 foot range are a lot more popular.