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Versatility of Warehouse Stackers

Authored by Derek Rotondi
February 20, 2023

Pallet Stackers are pallet trucks that help warehouses stack their merchandise easily and efficiently. This is because they can stack at specific heights, making it so that companies don’t have to move all their pallets at once. There are a variety of types of stackers, from electric and hand-operated to manual and battery-powered, they even have walkie stackers, which are designed for the employee to be off the machine. Pallet stackers are an important tool for any warehouse looking to stack merchandise, move products around their warehouse or distribution center.

They Save Companies Money

Stackers are significantly more cost-effective than their forklift counterparts. This is always beneficial to any warehouse with tight aisles. Finding ways to cut costs means that you’ll have a better bottom line. Companies also save by not having to get their employees licenses, because you don’t need one to operate a stacker, which is not the case with forklifts. Although stackers don’t require a license you still need to be properly trained on how to use them safely. With a lower original cost and less ongoing upkeep compared to forklifts, this saves businesses both money and time over a significant period. Less maintenance means less idle time, making them cheaper to operate.

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Stackers Allow for Versatile Warehouse Configurations

Stackers are ideal for narrow spaces and can maneuver more so than forklifts. They 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. Along the same lines, stackers create increased storage capacity by giving companies the ability to stack their pallets higher, while keeping their products organized.


They Keep Employees Safe

Stackers emit no fumes and are recommended for indoor use, thus keeping employees safe from illness, and missed workdays. Due to the quietness of the stacker, employees are better able to hear each other, helping to avoid mistakes, injury, and inefficiency. Stackers are also smaller than other machines, which benefits employees because they have better visibility when doing their jobs. Also, the more your employees can see what needs to be done, the quicker they can finish and move on to their next task.

Stackers Are Versatile

Pallet stackers can be used for a variety of purposes, they can transport heavy stock for long distances, just as powered pallet trucks can, but they also can lift merchandise onto lower spaces. Pallet stackers are practical in any environment, whether in small retail stores or warehouses and distribution centers. Therefore, stackers are adaptable to various operations in businesses, carrying various kinds of items.

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.