Figure 13-8.-Tiering truck.
electric-powered type that has a load capacity of 4,000
pounds and a lifting height of 68 to 150 inches.
The straddle truck is a diesel- or gasoline-powered
four-wheel vehicle designed to straddle, pick up, and
transport loads of long and heavy supplies such as pipe,
lumber, and steel. The straddle truck (figure 13-9) is
used as an efficient conveyance for intrastation
movement of palletized material at many supply
activities. Straddle trucks offer a faster and more
efficient method of moving unitized pallet loads over
intermediate distances than the tractor-trailer train.
The pallet sling (figure 13-10) is used to handle a
palletized load for overhead lifting by a crane or ships
boom. Slings are normally made of cable, but line or
Figure 13-9.-Straddle truck.
Figure 13-10.Pallet slings.