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Guide to selecting a Pallet Truck


If your workplace has a warehouse or factory it is a health and safety necessity to have the right equipment to move heavy loads.


Pallet Trucks are the easiest, most economical method of doing this.


Before you buy, consider these points to ensure you receive the best Pallet Truck for its use and for your money:


Powered v. Manual The obvious advantage to a powered pallet truck is the ease of use and manoeuvring of the pallet truck oppose to a manual one, however the powered pallet trucks are more expensive.


Check the weight Generally in warehouses and factories the same items tend to be moved on a weekly basis and of the same weight and so choose a pallet truck that will be able to handle the heaviest of your loads.


Check the fork sizeOnce the maximum weight has been determined, think about the dimensions of the pallets you are going to be moving around bearing in mind that the average pallet is 1200 x 1000mm.


How high will the pallet truck need to lift?Pallet Trucks should only be used to lift heavy weights a short distance off the ground, the maximum being 25cm. Before buying your pallet truck measure how high the pallet truck will need to be lifting the loads to ensure the pallet truck can handle this height safely.


Material Where the pallet truck is to be used should indicate the correct material needed. Most standard pallet trucks are made of steel so are ideal for use indoors, if the pallet truck is to be used in damp or wet environments it is recommended to use a galvanised steel version which provides greater protection against rust and if hygiene is a concern a stainless steel pallet truck will be required.


Here at Sack Trucks UK we offer a great range of Pallet Trucks all to suit your individual needs and budget,  however if you can’t find what you are looking for contact our Pallet Truck Experts on 01527 405706


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