Southworth Launches Stack-n-Go Powered Stackers
Southworth Products Corp., Portland, Maine, has introduced its Stack-n-Go fully powered, compact stackers. Built on short yet stable wheelbases, the stackers provide maneuverability in tight quarters. Targeted for use in light manufacturing, warehousing, assembly, and retail facilities, the multi-purpose machines are designed for transporting loads on pallets and stacking loads up to 7.5 feet high. They can also serve as adjustable workstations for loading and unloading.
Stack-n-Go powered stackers have narrow, 62-inch-high masts and offset control handles to give the operator a clear view without blind spots. The stackers feature an ergonomically designed handle as well as forward- and reverse-drive “thumb” switches located on both sides of the handle to accommodate left- or right-hand operation. An auto-reversing “belly switch” protects users from potential injury when walking the unit backward, while an automatic brake immediately halts travel when the handle is released. The stackers are powered via two 12-volt batteries, and a 110-volt built-in charger is standard.
Stack-n-Go stackers are available in fork-over design for use with open-bottom pallets and in straddle design for use with closed-bottom pallets. Fork-over models have fixed forks that are 21 inches or 27 inches apart (outside dimension), while straddle models have an adjustable fork carriage for easy fork adjustment, from 12.5 inches to 27 inches apart (outside dimension). Straddle legs are adjustable from 40 to 50 inches apart (inside dimension).
One Stack-n-Go straddle model features a two-stage extendable mast that enables the unit to lift loads of up to 2,500 pounds 7.5 feet high. All other models have a lifting height of more than 3.5 feet and a lift capacity of 3,000 pounds.