The 102XM walkie pallet truck is maneuverable in tight spaces. With reduced head length, a new fork profile, and a unique handle that can be moved to a nearly vertical position, the 102XM easily performs the 180 degree "pinwheel" turns needed for right angle stacking and loading/unloading trucks in warehousing and local delivery operations. The ergonomic handle provides smooth, comfortable control as the operator walks. The truck's direction and speed are controlled with convenient thumb wheels, allowing one-handed operation for forward, reverse, lift, lower or horn. The construction includes a wraparound steel bumper to protect the drive unit and drive tire. Its control system enables the truck to climb over floor obstructions and tailgates without lurching or stalling.