Lift trucks were first introduced in the start of the 20th Century. They have grown exponentially ever since the 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
The rider type of lift truck is a motorized kind of the pallet jack. This machine is usually utilized to move pallet trucks over extreme distances, including movement between storage areas or departments. There is one more type called the walkie version. This particular kind lacks the operator platform and the higher speeds. Hi maneuverability and low cost make these vehicles a great alternative for operations where frequent load movement is necessary. Several of the common options consist of double pallet length forks that enable you to move 2 pallets in a single trip.
Electric Counterbalanced Lift Truck
The Electric Counterbalanced Lift Truck is capable of stacking and racking loads, utilized to transport pallet loads, as well as load trailers all over a facility. This particular kind has different kinds of attachments available and has to have a wide aisle for turning.
Internal Combustion Counterbalanced Lift Truck
Electric trucks have functionality like an IC counterbalanced lift truck. Propane models could be utilized both outdoors or indoors so long as there is ample ventilation.
The order selector has been designed to move palleted loads into and out of selective racks. The VNA or very narrow aisle vehicles works in aisles less than six feet wide. These Order Selectors are also known as Order Pickers.
The very narrow aisle or narrow aisle lift trucks are utilized primarily 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 able to make racked pallet storage a more streamlined procedure.