How to Choose a Hand Pallet Truck
Summary:A hand pallet truck is a great way to lift and move pallets around your warehouse without using a heavy machine. Hand pallet trucks are generally smal...
A hand pallet truck is a great way to lift and move pallets around your warehouse without using a heavy machine. Hand pallet trucks are generally small in size and can fit into tight spaces. They are also versatile enough to be used in multiple departments. In addition, they are often owned by manufacturers. Read on to learn about these hand pallet trucks and how they work.
The first step in choosing a pallet truck is to determine what size you need. Hand trucks come in a variety of sizes and styles, so you can choose the one that best meets your needs. Consider the length and width of the materials you'll be moving. If the material you're moving is too long or too wide, you'll find that it's difficult to move it. You may want to consider an adjustable model, which can be adjusted for different lengths and widths.Hand pallet trucks are easy to operate. The lift mechanism consists of an actuating lever located at the base of the unit. Pumping the handle up and down will raise the forks. A one-inch clearance between the pallet and the floor is usually enough to move the load. The actuating lever is usually spring-loaded, so when you lower the forks, the handle will return automatically to the neutral position.Another advantage of pallet trucks is their ability to move pallets to higher areas. They can be used in warehouses or small shops where workers do not need to lift large quantities of pallets. Hand trucks also require less time and resources than forklift trucks.