In the beginning of the 20th Century, lift trucks were first introduced. They have come a long way ever since the very first models. Their initial purpose was to transport materials in an efficient way. This is still the key objective. There are a variety of different types of lift trucks utilized in the material handling business.
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 storage areas or different departments. There is a different type known as the walkie version. This type lacks the higher speeds and the operator platform. Low cost and hi maneuverability make these vehicles a great option for operations where frequent load movement is required. Some of the common choices consist of double pallet length forks that enable you to move 2 pallets in one trip.
Electric Counterbalanced Lift Truck
The Electric Counterbalanced Lift Truck is utilized to lift and transport products and materials, and used to transport pallet loads and load trailers all over a facility. This particular type has different kinds of attachments available and must have a wide aisle for turning.
Internal Combustion Counterbalanced Lift Truck
Internal combustion counterbalance lift trucks work quite similarly to the electric lift truck. Propane models could be used both outdoors or indoors so long as there is ample ventilation.
The order selector has been designed 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 called Order Pickers.
The narrow aisle or very narrow aisle lift trucks are used 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 types of reach trucks are effective and able to make racked pallet storage a more streamlined procedure.