Move your pallets easily with pallet jacks
Pallet jacks add to the convenience of packing your product on a pallet by making the pallet portable. A must in almost any industry, including grocery, automotive and retail, the pallet jack, sometimes called a pallet truck, allows you to easily move your pallets – fully loaded with product – wherever they need to go. This is great for packaging and preparing your product for shipping, as well as storing any excess items.
The great thing about a pallet jack is that it's an inexpensive tool that you can use on a regular basis. Depending on the size of your product, you can purchase a hand pallet truck that allows you to manually move your loads around. Larger loads will require the power of electric pallet jacks, which use electric motors and can deal with items that are too heavy to move manually. They can also transport your product across a distance that would be too far on foot. Another piece of equipment you could use to move your pallets around is a skid steer with a pallet fork attachment.
Hand Pallet Trucks
Hand pallet trucks use hydraulic jack systems to increase your manpower and the maneuverability of your load. Most hand trucks are easy to use and require few parts, which means that maintenance and repair is quick and easy. These trucks are also very flexible and can be used to move your pallets around in tight spaces. The best hand trucks can pivot around in a complete circle, giving you access to all the smallest spots in your warehouse. Even more, a typical hand pallet truck can handle up to 5,000 pounds of weight.
Electric Pallet Jacks
Electric pallet jacks, also called electric pallet trucks, can offer you and your workers increased lifting capabilities and flexible moving patterns. Electric pallet jacks can come in several models, including walk-beside and ride-on. Regardless of which model you choose, all are self-driving and you can even find small, lightweight trucks designed to act as a pallet jack. When shopping for an electric pallet jack, make sure you choose a model with simple construction and few moving parts. Durability is key when you're looking at machines that will be doing regular heavy work.