A Pallet truck isalso known as a pallet pump or pallet jack. This is mainly used to move the palletized loads andpallets from one place to another. Pallet trucks are mostly used for short distances. These trucks are commonly used in the stockrooms, warehouses,Manufacturing plants, Specialty and retail stores, and Factory floors, where the use of wooden pallets is more frequent. There are many pallet truck are available for different requirements. In the year 1887, the basic pallet was invented to lift the load manually.
Features and use of pallet truck
- Manually operated pallet trucks: These are also known as pump jacks. These are cheaper. This type of truck is not very sophisticated. These are used to lift small packet stacks. These types of pallets are used in the warehouses where the pallets are stored at the ground level.
- Powdered pallet jacks: These are the sophisticated once. These are extensively used in warehouses where pallets are stacked and raised in multiple layers.These types of trucks used to move a large number of pallets.
By using these types of pallets, the heavy loads can be transferred easily. It can save workers from different types of injuries. In some factories, where there is not enough space this type of pallet is being used efficiently. They also require minimum maintenance. They also work silently. These trucks generally come with accessories.
These are the most efficient material handling equipment. These can increase the efficiency of the warehouse by the correct way of using it.