Lift trucks were first introduced in the start of the twentieth Century. They have grown exponentially ever since the first models. Their initial purpose was to move supplies in an effective manner. This is still the main objective. There are a variety of different kinds of lift trucks used in the material handling industry.
Motorized Pallet Truck Rider Type
Ride-on lift trucks are motorized versions of pallet jacks. These machines are normally utilized to move pallet trucks over extreme distances, sometimes between different departments or storage areas. There is one more type referred to as the walkie version. This model lacks the higher speeds and the operator platform. Low cost and hi maneuverability make these vehicles a wise choice for operations where frequent load movement is necessary. Some of the common options include 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, used to move load trailers, as well as pallet loads all over a facility. This kind has a huge array of available attachments and must have a wide aisle for turning.
Internal Combustion Counterbalanced Lift Truck
Electric trucks have functionality similar to an internal combustion counterbalanced lift truck. Propane models can be utilized outdoors or indoors so long as there is adequate ventilation.
The order selector has been made 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 referred to as Order Pickers.
The very narrow aisle or narrow aisle lift trucks are used 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 types of reach trucks are very effective and could make racked pallet storage a more streamlined process.