models are equipped with a ladder so the stockpicker
can reach materials on high shelves safely.
HAND PALLET TRUCK
The hand pallet truck is available in the
hand/hydraulic model and the electric model. The truck
is equipped with two load-carrying forks that can be
raised about 4 inches to carry Palletized loads. It is used
to move pallet loads that do not have to be tiered and
where only short hauls are required It may be used for
the movement of pallet loads in boxcars or into trucks.
They may also be used for in-process movements
during tipping and receiving operations. They work
well in conjunction with forklift trucks and can be
operated where a forklift cannot because of space
The manual/hydraulic model (figure 13-6) is used
Figure 13-4.-Handtruck two-wheel.
whenever the operating conditions do not require a
handtruck with the special characteristics of the
powered model. It may be used to advantage in the
loading of boxcars, trucks, and aircraft.
The electric model (figure 13-7) is used when the
distance the load is to be moved, the size of the load, the
presence of grades or inclines along the route, or other
considerations require the use of powered equipment.
The tiering truck (figure 13-8) is an electric-
powered forklift truck of the straddle-arm design. The
forks on the tiering truck are located between two
outriggers, or straddle arms. The tiering truck is more
Figure 13-5.-Truck, stockpicker.
maneuverable than the standard forklift truck and can
generally operate in 6-foot aisles. The standard
tiering truck for the military services is the
Figure 13-6.Hand pallet truck, manual/hydraulic.
Figure 13-7.-Hand pallet truck, electric.