What is the detailed difference between a pallet truck and a stacker?


Published by NEWTON February 02,2024

The truck has no mast, and the stacker is more mast on the structure of the truck and the hydraulic system is pressed, which can lift and lower the goods. First, let's translate the awkward phrase "Class III: Electric Hand Trucks". We can call it an "electric pallet truck" or "electric hand transporter". In fact, in English, "Hand truck" means a type of trolley or manual (pallet) truck. To understand this concept, look at a picture and it will be clear at a glance. The pallet truck does not have a gantry, and the stacker is based on the pallet with a mast and hydraulic system, which can lift or lower the goods. Both pallet trucks and stackers belong to a large category of logistics and warehousing forklifts.

Electric stacker

Next, we add a modifier "Electric" to the phrase "hand truck", which means a hand truck that is electrically driven to complete material handling. This hand move has become a fixed combination, and the word "hand" cannot be looked at alone to determine whether it is manual or hand pulled. Similarly, the word "hand truck" in English also stands for a specific type of vehicle. The pallet truck can also be called the ground cattle, which can be further subdivided into manual pallet trucks, hydraulic pallet trucks, pallet handling forklifts, handling forklifts, manual hydraulic pallet trucks, and the pallet trucks can be subdivided into electric pallet trucks, semi-electric pallet trucks, all-electric pallet trucks, battery pallet trucks, battery forklifts, and electric pallet trucks.

Stacker trucks are also known as stacker cranes, forklifts, lift trucks, loading and unloading trucks, lift trucks, stacker trucks, hydraulic stackers, and forklifts. So, what is the difference between a pallet truck and a stacker? The pallet truck does not have a gantry, so the maximum lifting height of the hydraulic pallet truck is limited to 210 mm. The stacker truck has a gantry and hydraulic system added on the basis of the pallet truck, so it can lift or lower the goods, and the lifting height of the fork is usually within 4.5 meters. Next, let's take a look at the official graphic definitions of these three types of vehicles. Due to the wide variety of vehicles, and many English translations do not have a Chinese counterpart in China, they are rarely used. There are also not many application scenarios for these cars, so it is difficult to describe them in detail. In addition, this classification method is in the United States, and the changes in the product structure of some domestic market segments are also difficult to classify into a certain category.

Electric stacker

To understand the third type of vehicle, we can think of these three types of vehicles as an upgraded version of the manual pallet truck (upgraded to an electric pallet truck). Then, according to various application scenarios and structural changes, various forms are derived. However, no matter how much it changes, as long as it is controlled with a handle, it still falls into the category of a porter. This is also when we talk about the second type of car, there is a side-drive truck that is almost similar to the structure of the third type of car, but it is classified as a second class car because it uses a steering wheel to control it, and it does not have this handle head. This handle head is the most important and obvious sign of the third class of cars.

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