Reach trucks and turret trucks are normally utilized to handle palletized loads whilst order pickers are designed more to handle individual cases or items. Sometimes, order pickers are also called stock pickers or order selectors. The equipment has a platform on which the operator stands. The order picker lifts the operator along with the forks so that she or he can pick stuff from the shelves and place them onto a pallet on the forks. The equipment can move forward while in an elevated position. Wire guidance systems are provided.
Order pickers come with certain lift and travel speeds, fork size, reach limitations and weight limit. The majority have a fork size intended to load a standard pallet, no more than about one and a half meters in length. The higher travel and lift speed helps enhance productivity, but training is required to prevent accidents. Personnel must be trained on the particular type of unit they would be operating.
Low Lift Pallet Jacks
Non-powered pallet trucks
If you want a less pricey choice then you can utilize non-powered pallet trucks. These simple lift trucks are also called hand pallet trucks and hand pallet jacks. These trucks make use of a hydraulic mechanism in order to lift pallets just a few centimeters above the ground. The person operating it pulls the load utilizing the handle of the truck.
Electric-powered pallet trucks
Electric-powered pallet trucks are relatively inexpensive and built for easy maneuvering. The fork size can hold two to three pallets. These trucks are available in two kinds: the "walkie" version is meant to be operated whilst the operator walks next to it; the "rider" has a platform on which the operator rides in a standing position. These types of trucks are commonly found in warehouses, with operators order picking as they move down the aisles. Both powered and non-powered pallet trucks are categorized as ITA Class 3.