In the whole material handling industry, you’ll find walkie stackers to be the most in-use material handling equipment.
The walkie stackers are also called pedestrian walk-behind stackers.
At some places, the walkie stacker also does the work of a forklift. These are the places in factories where forklifts are not available and walkie stackers are used as an alternative solution.
Within the premises where the material handling takes place, walkie stackers are essential for lifting and transporting small-scale objects.
Being the leading material handling equipment company in Australia, Walkie Stacker at Adaptalift Group are of the best quality.
In this blog post, we’ll look at the top 5 types of walkie stackers and the benefits of each.
The Standard Walkie Stacker
For carrying the load evenly, the standard walkie stacker has front angles that are right beneath the forks.
The proper balancing capability allows this type of walkie stacker to perfectly carry even two palettes at the same time – without the fear of the palettes becoming uneven and falling.
The thing that undermines is full functionality is that this stacker can lift only bottomless pallets. It’s because the lifting legs are right below the forks.
The standard walkie stacker is best suited for mid-level racking – with lifting heights around 1850mm.
Ride-On Walkie Stacker
In this case, the person doing the lifting is not walking, but he or she is riding the walkie-stacker.
The ride-on walkie stacker offers advanced features like special controlling buttons.
Also, for any person or operator to be riding this walkie stacker, they have to acquire a forklift license.
The structural built and overall design of this type of walkie-stacker is similar to the standard type.
Walkie Straddle Stacker
The main feature if this walkie-stacker is its straddle legs.
These straddle legs help the walkie straddle stacker to pick the pallets in such a way that this stacker lessens the space required generally.
When going up near to pallets, it gets hard to lift pallets without disturbing nearby things in most cases. This electric straddle walkie stacker is adept at minimizing that spatial area.
Ideal Heights for Walkie Straddle Stacker
The level of heights under which this stacker can lift objects is from 3200mm – to as high as 4900 and 5000mm.
There is not much difference between the reach stacker and the straddle walkie-stacker in terms of the overall structural design.
The main feature of the reach stacker is that it has a pantographic scissor mast. The mast enhances the capability of this stacker such that there is room for maneuverability. The maneuverability results in the stacker being able to move the load forward without the load touching the stackers’ body.
Counter Balance Stacker
As the name suggests, this type of walkie-stacker has counter-balance weights. This type of walkie-stacker is ideal for lifting and stacking in narrow aisles.
The lower lifting height level for the counter-balance stacker is 2000mm – whereas the upper limit is up to 6000mm.