The Orderpicker, also known as the cherrypicker is part of the narrow aisle family of trucks. This truck is designed to elevate the operator to and from racking locations. This capability has resulted in better use of racking and warehouse space usage. Most distribution facilities would traditionally have the products to be picked at floor level, where workers would fill the orders riding on a walkie. Although some facilities may still use this method, filling orders with an orderpicker allows the facility to run more efficiently and eliminates the constant replenishing required by another operator on a reach truck, therefore saving time.
Even though this machine is relatively simple to use and does not have as many functions as other forklifts, it does not mean that it is immune to accidents. Due to the fact that the operator is lifted to great heights, a safety harness must be worn by the operator at all times. This makes the orderpicker equally or even more dangerous.