straddle truck

straddle truck

[′strad·əl ‚trək]
(mechanical engineering)
A self-loading outrigger type of industrial truck that straddles the load before lifting it between the outrigger arms.
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India, July 29 -- Blue Giant Equipment has launched the PDS40 electric straddle truck, featuring a regenerative braking system, smooth turning ability, and advanced ergonomics, the PDS40 offers greater operating flexibility and longer run times than DC-powered models.
Its predecessor, the straddle truck, drove into racks for such deep putaway of loads, limiting productivity.
It works in narrow aisle configurations like a straddle truck, with the versatility of a counterbalanced truck.
The Walkie Straddle Truck baseleg openings range from 33" up to 49" to meet your specific needs.
So equipped, a $12,000 stacker or straddle truck becomes a $75,000 or more semi-automated forklift-AGV, Thornton says.
All are available in 24-and 36-volt single-reach, double-reach, and straddle truck configurations.
Two developments of the time that would have a profound impact on warehouse design were the lift truck sideloader l attachment and the straddle truck. Prior to these innovations, industrial trucks required relatively wide aisles in which to maneuver while handling and stacking 48 by 48 in.
You also have the load-handling advantages of a counterbalanced truck, combined with much of the maneuverability of a straddle truck. A walkie reach truck requires wider aisles than does a walkie straddle stacker (the reach mechanism adds to the truck's length), but generally it's faster at pallet handling.
The key to efficient pallet storage and retrieval in the narrow-aisle concept is the reach truck and the straddle truck. In operation, both types of trucks turn 90 deg while in the aisles and face the racks.
With a 3,000-ib load capacity rating, this walkie reach truck combines the versatility of a counterbalanced truck with the narrow-aisle capabilities of a straddle truck.
Straddle carriers are also referred to as straddle trucks that are used as freight handling equipment.