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Walkie Stacker Rental (1)

Like forklifts, you can use walkie stackers to transport and load heavy palletized units...Show More

Like forklifts, you can use walkie stackers to transport and load heavy palletized units. Unlike conventional forklifts, however, walkie stackers don’t require a license to operate. As the name implies, you operate walkie stackers by walking behind the pallet stacker. Electric-powered controls allow you to direct the vehicle and move heavy materials, all while simply walking behind it.

The walkie stacker has a small frame, which makes it ideal for navigating congested areas and narrow aisles that bulkier forklifts can’t access. Intended for even indoor surfaces, you typically use stackers in warehouses and factory settings to unload pallets from trucks and transport them to their proper location. You may also use walkie stackers in distribution centers and outdoor worksites with polished surfaces. Check out the FAQs below to learn more.

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Electric Walkie Stacker Forklift

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How much does it cost to rent a walkie stacker?

Walkie stacker rental pricing depends on your location and the amount of time you will be using the machine. Daily, weekly, and monthly rentals are available. Just enter your zip code or city and state in the “Jobsite Location” field and the pricing will be calculated for you. Walkie stacker pricing starts at $135/day, $333/week, and $832/month.

How high can a walkie stacker lift?

Maximum lift height varies by the type of walkie stacker you choose. A standard walkie stacker features a small turning radius and a lift height ranging from around six feet to 14 feet. A counterbalance walkie stacker features a weight to help distribute loads. This type of stacker has a wider turning radius but boasts a maximum lift height of nearly 20 feet.

How much can a walkie stacker lift?

Maximum lift capacity also depends on the walkie stacker make and model. A standard walkie stacker has a 2,500-pound capacity limit. An industrial walkie stacker can generally lift up to 4,000 pounds. Some of the largest heavy-duty electric walkie pallet jacks have an impressive 6,000-pound maximum lift.

What are the different types of walkie stackers?

You can rent a large variety of stackers. Because certain types of stackers are better suited to certain applications, you can use this list to see which walkie stacker fits your needs the best:

  • Walkie straddle stacker: The most common kind of stacker, this unit uses straddle legs to both distribute load weight and reduce the amount of space needed to lift a pallet.
  • Walkie reach stacker: A reach stacker introduces a pantographic scissor mast, which allows it to reach further forward than a straddle stacker can.
  • Ride-on walkie stacker: Ride-on stackers feature an operator platform and specialized controls. As a result, these vehicles require a forklift license to operate them.
  • Counterbalance walkie stacker: Counterbalance stackers utilize a weight to distribute loads, giving them higher lifting heights than other walkie stackers.
  • Standard walkie stacker: Ideal for both transportation and pallet stacking, standard walkie stackers can handle two pallets at once and offer the smallest turning radius of all the walkie units.

What is the difference between a walkie stacker and a forklift?

Walkie stackers have several advantages over forklifts. Often more affordable and agile, walkie stackers give off no exhaust pollution and have fewer licensing requirements. They are ideal for indoor spaces, smaller capacities, and projects with shorter durations and lower budgets.

In other circumstances, forklifts make a better option. Because of their size, walkie stackers are not suitable for heavy-duty loads. For projects with higher load capacities, larger transport distances, longer durations, and outdoor environments, you may be better off renting a forklift.

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