- Pallet jacks are an important type of equipment for transportation in industry
- Areas of applications and examples of pallet jacks
- Brand names and manufacturers of pallet jacks
Pallet jacks are used as universal transportation equipment in the workshops and warehouses of various industrial sectors. There are special types of pallet jacks in addition to the standard models mainly used to transport pallets, flat pallets, lattice box pallets and another types of pallets.
The operation mode is also a point of distinction between the different trucks. Manually operated pallet trucks are commonly used. Electrically operated pallet trucks are mainly used in warehouses. Scissor pallet jacks are a special type, which enable goods to be lifted to great heights and be loaded into machines or onto shelves. Goods transported on hand pallet trucks are often lifted using integrated hydraulics. Extra features including integrated weighing systems are very helpful in picking out the relevant goods to be transported. Hand pallet trucks are usually available with either a long or a short fork, which determines how the pallets will be loaded.
- Universal transportation equipment for workshops and warehouses
- Available as standard or special forms
- Differentiation between manual and electronically operated lift trucks
The hand pallet jack is ideal for manual transportation solutions over short distances and they commonly have a carrying capacity of up to 3,000kg. There are also electric pallet trucks available with a seat, upon which the operator can sit to control the truck comfortably. These are particularly suitable for the internal transportation of pallets over a long distance. Another version is one without a seat, where the driver of the lift truck operates it from a standing position. All operating elements are easily accessible. The models mentioned before are mainly used indoors. Special Cat lift trucks are available for outdoor use and on rough terrain like construction sites and can undertake transportation tasks such as unloading trailers. The largest types of a pallet jack (for example, forklifts or cranes) are used to transport containers.
Hand pallet trucks are very economic when used for particularly small transportation tasks, for example, loading machines with new manufactured parts and the preparation of assembly material. If there are a lot of goods that need to be moved, then electrically operated pallet trucks are used. These can be recharged overnight at charging stations. Scissor lifts and models where the operator drives up with the goods are most suitable for shelving pallets high up. To decide on which pallet truck is the right one to use, depends on the specific tasks that will be undertaken by the transport companies. Dollys are used in all industrial branches, as these are a very economic option for undertaking small transport tasks.
Several companies have specialised in the manufacturing of pallet jacks. Some of the most recommended suppliers include SCHEFER, BT LIFTER, CROWN, MITSUBISHI FORKLIFT TRUCKS, CAT LIFT TRUCKS, RAVAS, JUNGHEINRICH, STILL, HYSTER, YALE, LINDE MATERIAL HANDLING, HINOWA, PRECIA MOLEN, MANITOU and BIZERBA.
Used pallet jacks from those and further well known manufacturers can be found at our numerous industrial auctions. In case you have any questions or you are looking for further advise do not hesitate to contact the Surplex Customer Care at any time. We are always glad to assist you.