Jul 1, 2008 12:00 PM
Pallet jacks are offered in various types and sizes, including models made for narrow isles. They come in both manual and powered versions. Here is a sampling of what is available.
Blue Giant medium-duty electric pallet truck
The XPT-45 Series electric pallet truck from Blue Giant Equipment Corporation, with a rated capacity of 4,500 pounds, is intended for medium duty applications.
It features a long-life electromagnetic braking system and automatic neutral braking upon throttle release.
The thumb throttle, lift, lower, horn, and reversing switch are easily located on the ergonomically designed bottom mount handle. The key switch, power disconnect, and hour/meter battery discharge indicator are mounted on dash.
There is an easy access cover that exposes electrical and major mechanical components for inspection and maintenance.
To learn more, visit www.bluegiant.com.
Rider pallet truck from Crown
Crown Equipment's PE 4500 Series of rider pallet trucks come in capacities of 6,000 and 8,000 pounds, with a fully adjustable fork assembly. The trucks have the largest drive unit and largest drive tire in this class of lift truck for improved performance.
The control handle, designed for riding or walking in multi-task applications, incorporates a robust aluminum casting throughout. This provides maximum levels of hand protection and durability, and reduces damage.
The directional activator with twist grip is ergonomically designed to comfortably fit a variety of positions, minimizing hand and wrist fatigue.
Steel doors provide protection of internal components, such as electronic controls, motors and pumps. All components are easily accessed for fast repair or replacement.
To learn more, visit www.crown.com/usa.
Intercomp pallet truck scale
Intercomp's PW800 is a pallet truck scale that offers on-the-go weighing, doing away with the need to haul loads to a platform scale.
The weighing is done by integrating load cells to the existing forks. Weight is displayed on a large, easy-to-read, 8-inch LED display.
The scale operates on nine “D” cell batteries with up to 40 hours of battery life
The truck has a standard capacity of 5,000 pounds and a low profile of just 2.9 inches in lowered position.
To learn more, visit www.intercompco.com.
Hand pallet trucks come in many capacities
Rol-Lift hand pallet trucks are offered in a variety of sizes, configurations, and capacities for virtually any use. Economy models designed for occasional use have 4,500-pound capacity. For more frequent use, standard and heavy-duty models have 5,000- and 5,500-pound capacities, and are available in 20.5- or 27-inch-wide configurations. Its Super Duty models have a 6,500-pound capacity.
The company also manufactures a full line of specialty hand pallet trucks for special-use applications, including low-profile, four-way, zinc-coated for hostile environments, and stainless steel for sanitary applications.
All Rol-Lift hand pallet trucks are designed to provide years of service with little or no maintenance. Each has a tight turning radius to get in and out of confined spaces in warehouses and trailers.
The trucks also come equipped with specially designed fork tips that glide easily over pallet bottom boards.
To learn more, access www.rol-lift.com/handpallet.
Vestil power assist pallet jack
Designed to make operating a pallet jacket less strenuous, Vestil Manufacturing's power assist ergonomic pallet jack gets the wheels rolling at start-up with an assist traction drive.
Pumping the handle of the truck serves two functions. First, it serves the traditional purpose of lifting the forks. Second, by pulling the handle back, it switches to the power drive accumulator that begins to roll automatically, thus reducing the pulling force needed.
Each full stroke provides more than 2 feet of power-driving momentum.
This pallet truck, which comes with shock absorbing polyurethane wheels, has a rated capacity of 5,500 pounds.
To learn more, visit www.vestilmfg.com.
Pallet trucks from Nissan Forklift
The new RPXN walkie/rider pallet trucks from Nissan Forklift use the latest technological advances for increased efficiency and performance.
They are obtainable in 6,000- and 8,000-pound capacities, and come standard with fork lengths of 48 and 96 inches, although other lengths available.
These drive control system electric trucks have been designed for less maintenance over their life. They have features for the operator's comfort and control.
To learn more, visit www.nissanforklift.com
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