In the beginning of the 20th Century, lift trucks were first introduced. They have come a long way ever since the first models. Their initial purpose was to transport materials in an effective manner. This is still the main goal. There are an array of different kinds of lift trucks utilized in the material handling industry.
Motorized Pallet Truck Rider Type
The rider type of lift truck is a motorized kind of the pallet jack. This machinery is normally utilized to transport pallet trucks over extreme distances, including movement between storage areas or departments. There is another type called the walkie version. This particular model lacks the operator platform and the higher speeds. Hi maneuverability and low cost make these vehicles a wise option for operations where frequent load movement is required. Some of the common alternatives 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 transport items and supplies, and utilized to move pallet loads and load trailers all over a facility. This particular type has various types of attachments available and must have a wide aisle for turning.
Internal Combustion Counterbalanced Lift Truck
IC counterbalance lift trucks operate quite like the electric lift truck. Propane models can be utilized indoors or outdoors as long as there is ample ventilation.
The order selector has been made 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 referred to as Order Pickers.
The very narrow aisle or 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 efficient and can make racked pallet storage a more streamlined procedure.