In material handling, warehousing and distribution, one of the common features are pallets of products. To move these pallets, there are two main options; a forklift or a stacker. A forklift is more expensive and requires certification for operators. However, stackers are simpler and can be operated by any person after some training. A stacker is a machine that combines components of a walk-behind pallet jack with those of a lift truck. The stackers are meant for raising or lowering loads of up to five tones. They are designed with forks
and operate in many ways like a forklift. Some stackers are also made with straddle leg design that makes it possible to pick pallets
off the ground. To increase the utility of stackers, you can also get different attachments such as cradle, booms, and lifting points. Since stackers are smaller than forklifts
, they are more effective for material handling on compact work areas. Check our page to see the different types of stackers you can use in your operations.