Pallets trucks/jacks are not the most exciting topic on the planet. Regardless, any business that moves large-sized inventory knows that choosing the right equipment is very cost-effective, while choosing poorly is just very costly.
Mark Twain once referred to golf as a good walk spoiled. The phrase could just as easily be applied to using the wrong pallet jack, or walkie, as they’re often known. The right walkie can make short work for the operator moving a pallet around the dock in a distribution center or across a parking lot out in the field. Choosing the wrong machine can make that job as frustrating as a bad round of golf.
A walkie is a piece of industrial equipment that is operated by hand and is meant to transport pallets within a facility. Choosing the best one will require looking at the type of job you need it to do, and seeing which units fit. Options include a pneumatic lift unit, an electric pallet jack, or a manual pallet jack, which is sometimes called a pallet jack.
Choosing the right walkie for your operation takes careful consideration. Here are a few point to consider when deciding:
•If you will need constant use of the pallet jack, which is often the case in warehouses and shipping terminals, a non-electric pneumatic unit may be the best option.
•For pallets that are especially heavy, often 1,500 pounds (680 kilograms) or more, a manual unit may not be practical.
•The “type” of materials in your warehouse is handling and how you want to handle them should always be a crucial factor.
•For warehouses that handle a variety of pallet sizes use Multifunction Pallet Jacks such as adjustable fork width trucks or a low profile design.
•For material handling jobs that aren’t indoors, it is important to find a pallet truck that is ideal for a rough environment.
•Even if you intend to use a pallet jack as long as you can, it’s wise to choose the ones with highest warranty periods
Whether you need just a basic manual pallet jack or a full featured electric unit that can pinwheel in a trailer, Bell Fork Lift equipment is up to the task.
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