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Used Stackers

Stackers are rugged, user-friendly machines for loading and unloading merchandise, and are available in several styles and capacities. Capacities range from 1,000 to 3,000 lbs. Stackers are ideal for lifting heavy materials, loading, and unloading materials, as well as transporting materials around warehouses, shipping facilities, and storage centers. They provide operators with better visibility when handling goods, which reduces operator error that may cause racking damage. ASI carries many types of used stackers including electric, hand operated, manual, and battery powered. All used stackers are inspected and tested before shipment and sold with a 30-day ASI guarantee.

Used Beech SS-Series Pallet Stackers
Used Beech SS-Series Pallet Stackers
  • Automate Stacking, Reduce Employee Fatigue
  • Handles Up to 1000 Lbs.
  • Hot Item, Quantities Limited!
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Used Presto M478 Pallet Stacker
Used Presto M478 Pallet Stacker
  • Capacity: 1,000 lbs @ 18"LC
  • Lift Height: 78"
  • [FL-0113]
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Used GENIE Manual SLC-18 Platform Stacker
Used GENIE Manual SLC-18 Platform Stacker
  • Capacity: 650 lbs.
  • Lift Height: 216"
  • [FL-1003]
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Used GENIE Manual SLA-20 Platform Superlift
Used GENIE Manual SLA-20 Platform Superlift
  • Capacity: 800 lbs.
  • Lift Height: 240"
  • Out of Stock
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Used Presto E Stacker
Used Presto E Stacker
  • Capacity: 1,000 lbs @ 18" LC
  • Lift Height: 50"
  • Out of Stock
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Used Presto B-852-MOD Stacker
Used Presto B-852-MOD Stacker
  • Capacity: 1,000 lbs @ 18" LC
  • Lift Height: 48"
  • Out of Stock
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Used Yale Walk Behind Pallet Stacker
Used Yale Walk Behind Pallet Stacker
  • Superior Ergonomics
  • Improve Productivity 
  • Out of Stock
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About Stackers

Stackers are a type of pallet jack that are used to move products loaded onto pallets. They can transport extremely heavy loads throughout your industrial warehouse storage facility. The two most common styles of used stackers are walk-behind and ride-on. As the name implies, walk-behind pallet stackers have the user walk behind the unit as it transports loaded pallets. Ride-on stackers allow the user to stand on the unit while transporting product.

There are also two different types of pallet stackers: manual and powered. Manual stackers are typically also walk-behind units because it requires the operator to manually push the unit to move. Manual stackers utilize a foot pedal or a handle to raise the forks on the stacker. A separate trigger is pressed to release the pressure and lower the forks. Powered pallet stackers are either gas or electric and allow for the transportation of much heavier loads. The forks on powered stackers raise and lower by the push of a button, and the stacker can move forward and reverse via controls on the handles. It is important to know that although you don’t need a license to operate a stacker you still need to be aware of how to operate it safely.

Stackers are used in areas with restricted spaces like narrow warehouse aisles. Due to the stackers smaller design operators have a better visibility when handling goods and inventory. These are a cost-effective solution compared to the alternative, a forklift. Stackers are ideal for indoor use and easily move in constrained areas.

When choosing a used stacker for your facility, consider the desired lift height and maximum weight of products. American Surplus Inc. can help you choose the appropriate pallet stacker for your application. We specialize in high quality used material handling equipment, so we can provide you a quality used stacker for a fraction of the cost of new.

When choosing a used stacker for your facility, consider the desired lift height and maximum weight of products. American Surplus Inc. can help you choose the appropriate pallet stacker for your application. We specialize in high quality used material handling equipment, so we can provide you a quality used stacker for a fraction of the cost of new.

Advantages of Stackers

Stackers, also known as stacker trucks or stacker lifts, are adaptable material handling equipment regularly used in warehouses, distribution centers, and other industrial settings. They provide many benefits that aid in efficient material handling and storage operations. Here are some of these advantages:

  • Versatility: Stackers are designed to handle a wide range of load types and sizes. They can handle palletized goods, containers, drums, and other materials. Stackers come in various configurations, including manual, semi-electric, and fully electric, allowing for different load capacities and lifting heights to meet specific application requirements.
  • Simple Operation: Stackers are generally easy to operate, even for operators with minimal experience or training. They often feature user-friendly controls, intuitive handling, and ergonomic features such as adjustable handles or operator platforms, ensuring operator comfort and efficiency during material handling tasks.
  • Increased Efficiency: Stackers help improve efficiency by reducing the time and effort required for manual lifting and stacking tasks. They eliminate the need for manual lifting or carrying heavy loads, enabling operators to transport and stack materials more quickly and with less physical strain.
  • Cost-Effective: Compared to larger and more complex material handling equipment, stackers are generally more cost-effective. They offer a cost-efficient solution for operations that don't require heavy-duty lifting capacities or extensive vertical reach. Stackers can provide significant cost savings in terms of equipment acquisition, maintenance, and operational expenses.
  • Improved Safety: Stackers are designed with safety features to ensure operator and load safety during operations. These features may include load backrests, safety gates, emergency stop buttons, and stability-enhancing mechanisms. By reducing the risk of accidents and injuries, stackers contribute to a safer working environment.
  • Flexibility in Storage: Stackers facilitate efficient storage by allowing materials to be stacked vertically. They can lift and position loads at different heights, enabling optimal use of vertical storage space. Stackers are particularly useful in areas with limited floor space, where vertical stacking helps maximize storage capacity.
  • Quick and Easy Maintenance: Stackers are generally low-maintenance machines. They have fewer components and simpler mechanisms compared to larger material handling equipment, making maintenance tasks quicker and easier. Regular maintenance, such as checking fluid levels, inspecting components, and keeping the stacker clean, helps ensure optimal performance and prolongs the equipment's lifespan.
  • Maneuverability: Stackers are known for their excellent flexibility. With their small turning radius and responsive steering, they can navigate through narrow aisles and tight corners with ease. This movability allows for efficient and precise material handling in confined spaces.
  • Reduced Product Damage: Stackers provide controlled and gentle handling of loads, reducing the risk of product damage during transportation or stacking. Operators can position the load precisely and smoothly, minimizing the likelihood of collisions, impacts, or other mishandling issues that may cause damage to the products.

Stackers Applications

Stackers are resourceful material handling equipment frequently used in a variety of applications aside from order picking bulk material. Here are some common applications for stackers:

  • Warehousing and Distribution: Stackers are extensively used in warehouses and distribution centers for a wide range of material handling tasks. They are used for stacking pallets, loading, and unloading trucks, moving inventory within the warehouse, and organizing storage racks. Stackers are particularly useful in operations that require vertical stacking and retrieval of goods.
  • Manufacturing Facilities: Stackers find applications in manufacturing facilities for efficient movement of materials and components. They are used to transport raw materials to production lines, move work-in-progress between different workstations, and load finished products onto pallets for shipping or storage.
  • Retail Stores: Stackers are employed in retail stores, especially in backrooms or storage areas, to manage inventory efficiently. They assist in stacking and retrieving merchandise on pallets or shelves, ensuring proper organization and accessibility of products.
  • Wholesale and Distribution Centers: Stackers are commonly used in wholesale and distribution centers to handle large volumes of products. They aid in palletizing goods, stacking inventory on racks, and loading or unloading trucks. Stackers help optimize space utilization in high-density storage environments.
  • Beverage and Bottling Industries: Stackers play a crucial role in the beverage and bottling industries. They are used to handle palletized goods such as beverage cases, cartons, and bottled products. Stackers enable efficient stacking and restacking of pallets, facilitating the movement of goods throughout the production and distribution process.
  • Cold Storage and Temperature-Controlled Environments: Stackers are utilized in cold storage warehouses and other temperature-controlled environments. They are designed to withstand low-temperature conditions and efficiently handle goods in these specialized environments. Stackers assist in stacking and retrieving products stored in refrigerated or frozen areas.
  • E-commerce Fulfillment Centers: With the growth of e-commerce, stackers have become essential in e-commerce fulfillment centers. They aid in stacking products on pallets or shelves, preparing orders for shipment, and organizing inventory for efficient order fulfillment.
  • Agriculture and Horticulture: Stackers find applications in the agriculture and horticulture industries. They assist in the handling of produce, such as stacking crates of fruits or vegetables, loading/unloading goods from delivery vehicles, and organizing storage areas.
  • Automotive Industry: Stackers are used in the automotive industry for various material handling tasks. They facilitate the movement and storage of automotive components, tires, and other related products in warehouses or production facilities.
  • Pharmaceuticals and Healthcare: Stackers find applications in pharmaceutical warehouses, hospitals, and healthcare facilities. They assist in the stacking and retrieval of medical supplies, pharmaceuticals, and other healthcare products, ensuring efficient inventory management and timely access to critical items.

Stacker Manufacturers

  • Crown Equipment Corporation
  • Toyota Material Handling
  • Yale
  • Raymond Corporation
  • Linde Material Handling
  • Mitsubishi Logisnext
  • Clark Material Handling
  • Hyundai Heavy Industries

Stackers are Also Known As

  • Pallet Stackers
  • Walkie Stackers
  • Manual Stackers
  • Electric Stackers
  • Power Stackers
  • Straddle Stackers
  • Self-Propelled Stackers
  • Stand-On Stackers
  • Reach Stackers
  • Lift Trucks
  • Pallet Lifters
  • Material Stackers
  • Compact Lift Trucks
  • Warehouse Stackers
  • Stock Pickers
  • Pallet Movers
  • Pallet Handlers

Stackers Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What is a warehouse stacker?
A: A stacker is a type of material handling equipment designed for lifting, stacking, and transporting loads, typically on pallets. It is used in various industries and applications to facilitate efficient storage and movement of goods.

Q: How does a stacker differ from a conventional forklift?
A: While both stackers and forklifts are used for material handling tasks, stackers are typically more compact and have a narrower focus on stacking and lifting loads. Forklifts, on the other hand, are generally larger and more versatile, capable of handling a wider range of tasks, including loading/unloading trucks and moving heavy loads.

Q: What are the main types of stackers available?
A: The main types of stackers include manual stackers, semi-electric stackers, and fully electric stackers. Manual stackers require physical effort to pump the hydraulic system, while electric stackers utilize electric motors for lifting and maneuvering loads.

Q: Are stackers suitable for outdoor use?
A: Stackers are primarily designed for indoor use, as they are not typically equipped with features necessary for outdoor applications, such as rough terrain capabilities or weatherproofing. However, some stackers may have limited outdoor use capabilities depending on their specifications.

Q: How do I choose the right stacker for my application?
A: Choosing the right stacker involves considering factors such as the weight and dimensions of the loads, the required lifting height, the available space and aisle width in your facility, the power source (manual or electric), and any specific features or attachments needed for your application. Consulting with a stacker manufacturer or dealer can help guide you in selecting the appropriate stacker for your needs.

Q: What maintenance is required for stackers?
A: Regular maintenance is essential for the optimal performance and longevity of stackers. This typically involves inspecting and lubricating moving parts, checking fluid levels, cleaning the equipment, and addressing any identified issues or repairs. Following the manufacturer's recommended maintenance schedule is crucial.