In the start of the 20th Century, lift trucks were first introduced. They have come a long way since the very first models. Their original purpose was to move supplies in an effective way. This is still the key objective. There are a variety of different types of lift trucks used in the material handling business.
Motorized Pallet Truck Rider Type
The rider type of lift truck is a motorized kind of the pallet jack. This equipment is commonly used to move pallet trucks over extreme distances, including movement between departments or storage areas. There is another type called the walkie version. This type lacks the higher speeds and the operator platform. Hi maneuverability and low cost make these vehicles a wise alternative for operations where frequent load movement is necessary. Several of the common choices 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 used to lift and move products and supplies, and used to transport pallet loads and load trailers throughout a facility. This model has a huge array of attachments available and needs to have a wide aisle for turning.
Internal Combustion Counterbalanced Lift Truck
Internal combustion counterbalance lift trucks operate somewhat like the electric lift truck. Propane models could be used indoors or outdoors as long as there is ample ventilation.
There are man-up types of vehicles that are specifically made for hand loading less than pallet load amounts into and out of selective rack. The VNA or also known as very narrow aisle vehicles works in aisles less than six feet wide. These Order Selectors are also called Order Pickers.
Narrow aisle trucks which are 8 to 11 feet are designed especially for racked pallet storage. Double-deep versions load pallets 2-deep in special double-deep racking systems. These reach trucks are really effective and could make racked pallet storage a more streamlined procedure.