Many people find themselves wanting to buy Walkie Stackers because of convenience. Here are the types of walkie stackers and their benefits which can help you in the process of buying.

Types of Walkie Stackers

1.   Standard Walkie Stacker

A standard walkie stacker is one that performs the tasks of stacking and transportation by using its front legs which are situated below the fork, to lift up the pallets. It helps in distributing the weight of the load evenly. The only problem is that since the legs are attached under the fork, the stacker can only lift bottomless pallets or other bottomless load.

2.   Ride on Walkie Stacker

These walkie stackers let the operator ride on them, so they don’t have to walk behind them like they would do with any other walkie stacker. The operator can operate the stacker with the controls given on it without having to get down from his perch.

The one problem that makes using Ride on Walkie Stackers inconvenient is the requirement of a forklift licence even though the Stackers are very small compared to forklifts and don’t handle operations as big.

3.   Walkie Straddle Stacker

This type of walkie stacker uses straddle legs for distributing the weight of the load evenly. The special straddle legs allow the stacker to do something that is obvious from their name, i.e. straddle the pallet, so that the stacker can easily move closer to the pallets without requiring much space for that movement. They are the most popularly used walkie stacker in Australia.

4.   Walkie Reach Stacker

These stackers are almost identical to the walkie straddle stacker in their design. The only difference is that the walkie reach stacker is equipped with a pantographic scissor, using which it can maneuver its load forward and away from its body. After the walkie straddle stacker, this stacker is most commonly used in Australia.

5.   Counter-Balance Walkie Stacker

This stacker uses counter-balance weight to distribute the weight of the load. Since they use this mechanism instead of straddling legs, they can easily fit in narrow aisles as there is nothing protruding outside unlike in walkie straddle stackers.

Advantages of Using Walkie Stackers

1.   No Pollution of Any Kind

They are electronically operated so they don’t cause any pollution like the machinery running on diesel, LPG, or petrol. There is no emission of fumes or even too much noise.

2.   Ideal for Small Spaces

Since they are small in size and have a high level of maneuverability, they are ideal for stacking and transporting load to and from small or compact spaces.

3.   Easy to Operate

They are very easy to operate and don’t require much manpower.

4.   No Need for a Licence in Most Cases

Except for the Ride on Walkie Stacker, the operation of any other walkie stacker does not require a forklift licence.

5.   Lower Energy Requirement

They don’t require as much energy to operate as a forklift. Due to their small size and the fact that they are electronically operated, they require less energy.

6.   Low Upfront Cost

As compared to other equipment used for material handling, Walkie Stackers have a low upfront cost.

7.   Low Operational Cost

Since they don’t require diesel, LPG Or petrol to run, their operational cost is low.


These were the types of Walkie Stackers and their advantages to help you learn about Walkie Stackers. If you are looking to buy one, check out a walkie stacker at Triwest Forklifts.