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Mark Thiel

Order Picker Forklift | Colorado Springs


Welch Equipment offers a full line of order picker forklifts for a variety of uses from Raymond’s storied 5000 Series. With 24 or 36 volt battery choices and various height and capacity options, we have an order picker forklift that is perfect for your application.

What Is An Order Picker?

An order picker (sometimes called a cherry picker) is an electric forklift with a basket on the forks, enabling operators to raise and lower themselves to retrieve items from elevated racking. This piece of warehouse equipment allows operators to quickly collect items to fill order requests.

Order pickers are generally utilized in operations that have a broad diversity of products that call for piece of case picking, as opposed to facilities that typically manage complete pallets. These lift trucks are ideal for facilities that demand high level order picking, and an average machine can lift up to 3,000 pounds nearly 32 feet.

Order Picker vs Forklift

An order picker lift is somewhat different than a typical forklift. This type of lift truck isn’t a good choice for transporting and stacking pallets on an everyday basis. It’s not the right tool for a general forklift task.

These machines are a special type of forklift, intended to elevate the operator as well as goods. Specifically, an order picker truck is defined in the OSHA Class II Powered Industrial Truck description as an “Electric Motor Narrow Aisle Truck, Lift Code 2.”

Order Picker Safety

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requires order picker platform workers to wear a safety harness while working, because they are high up in the air and falls can can be catastrophic. Order picker trucks are required to have an overhead harness anchor point capable of supporting 5,000 pounds. Furthermore, OSHA approval must be granted for all fall protection equipment, including the connectors and the harness.

Narrow Aisle Applications

Very often, order picker forklifts are utilized in VNA or narrow aisle configurations where there is very little clearance between racks on one or both sides of the truck. Since workers can move the lift trucks up and down the aisle while they are in an elevated position, one small mistake in a narrow aisle can mean bodily harm and damage to storage racks and inventory. For this reason, order picker machines are frequently set up with wire guidance mechanisms to maintain an electronically controlled course.

Order Picker For Sale Near Me

If you’d like to learn more about Raymond’s line of order picker forklifts, speak to a warehouse design expert at Welch Equipment today! Raymond’s 5000 Series delivers unparalleled flexibility, straightforward handling and effortless maintenance.

Welch Equipment Company Colorado Springs

4445 Northpark Dr # 110
Colorado Springs, CO 80907

(719) 5994-497

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