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Mark Thiel

Order Picker Forklift | Albuquerque


Welch Equipment offers a wide range of order picker lift trucks for a variety of uses from Raymond’s legendary 5000 Series. With 24-volt or 36-volt units and various height and capacity configurations, we have a lift truck that is ideal for your operation.

What Is An Order Picker?

An order picker (also referred to as a cherry picker) is an electric forklift with a platform on the forks, enabling operators to lift and lower themselves to retrieve goods from elevated racking. Order picker machines permit operators to quickly gather items to fill order requests.

Order pickers are generally used in facilities that have a large assortment of products that demand piece of case picking, in comparison to operations that deal with full pallets. These lift trucks are ideal for facilities that require high level order picking, and an average truck can lift up to 3,000 lbs approximately 32 ft.

Order Picker vs Forklift

So, what’s the difference between an order picker lift and a forklift? This type of lift truck isn’t the right equipment for transferring and stacking pallets on a regular basis. It doesn’t do the job of a typical forklift.

These machines are a specialized type of lift truck, designed to elevate the operator along with goods. Specifically, an order picker truck is what the OSHA Class II Powered Industrial Truck category calls an “Electric Motor Narrow Aisle Truck, Lift Code 2.”

Order Picker Safety

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requires order picker platform operators to use fall protection equipment while working, since they are far above the ground and mistakes can can be catastrophic. Order picker trucks by law must be outfitted with an overhead harness anchor point able to hold 5,000 pounds. Additionally, all fall protection gear including the harness and connectors must be OSHA approved.

Narrow Aisle Applications

Very often, order picker forklifts are utilized in VNA or narrow aisle applications where there are only a few inches of clearance between racks on one or two sides of the platform. Because workers can drive the forklifts forward and backward while they are in an elevated position, one small mistake in a narrow aisle can cause bodily harm and damage to racking and inventory. As a result, order picker machines are sometimes equipped with wire guidance mechanisms to maintain an electronically controlled path.

Order Picker For Sale Near Me

To get more information on Raymond’s line of order picker forklifts, speak to a material handling professional at Welch Equipment today! The 5000 Series from Raymond offers unparalleled versatility, straightforward handling and easy maintenance.

Welch Equipment Company Albuquerque

5830 Midway Park Blvd NE
Albuquerque, NM 87109

(505) 822-8043

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