Hand operated or electric Pallet Trucks are perfect affordable handling solutions designed to make life easier by enabling you to lift and shift palletised loads up to 5 Tonnes.
Hand Pallet Trucks are operated by a steering lever that incorporates a release handle, the lever if pumped raises the truck forks in order to lift the load, pulling on the release handle slowly lowers the load. The truck is designed to be driven under a pallet and operated as above, the pallet can easily be pushed or pulled by hand once raised off the ground.
Manual trucks are ideal for transporting pallets around warehouses and for unloading loads from lorries with tail lifts. Before the new 2013 anti-dumping laws that raised taxes on Pallet Trucks up to almost 50% this type of truck could be considered disposable starting at prices little over £100 online, sadly this is no longer the case.
Electric Motorised Pallet Trucks are operated with ease featuring electrically assisted travel and steering operated from a handle similar to a hand pallet truck. These are often used to transport heavier loads or used when operation is intense so it becomes important to make things easier for workers as this often makes them more productive in the warehouse. Electric models are battery operated with a long battery life, most people use the trucks in the day and charge them overnight.
When used outside in the British summer (and obviously winter) pallet trucks can start to rust, for that there are a variety of corrosion resistant galvanised pallet trucks and for the food industry; Stainless Steel models are available as food can often be heavy to transport in bulk, supermarkets often used pallet trucks to unload pallets of meat and vegetables to save time and make life easier! A small addition goes a long way.
Export plays a big part of our business at Lifting Equipment Store, we export large quantities of lifting equipment every month to various repeat customers around the globe.
One of the things I have commonly experienced when ordering goods from abroad is that the suppliers do not package their pallets securely. This can lead to damaged goods and even missing goods, not ensuring your goods could cost you more than you expect and even if you do insure them if they are not packed correctly some insurance policies will be void. Even when you order UK to UK the packaging would not suffice any longer than overnight.
This is where we come in, before goods are shipped abroad when purchased from us we ensure that our export consignments are re-packed in suitable containers for export featuring tripple thick cardboard (or wooden containers), ISPM 15 Heat treated pallets (metal is also optional), All packing is re-enforced and wrapped. Then the boxes (or box) is banded and strapped to the pallet to ensure full security, after that the box/container is wrapped for extra protection and security.
We go the extra mile and ensure that your consignment is fully labelled and accompanied with the correct documentation: Packing list, Commercial Invoice, Certificate of Origin, Etc.
Check out how we packed this consignment of Lifting Equipment below. In this we have 80 x Container Lifting Lugs (2 layers), 20 x 7 Tonne Bow Shackles (1 layer), 20 x 7 Tonne Dee Shackles (1 Layer), 10 x Yale height safety kits with carrying cases (1 layer and extra two boxes on top). Weighing in at just over 1000kg (1 Tonne). It’s like wrapping a giant Lifting Equipment Christmas present!!….
Camlok Container Lifting Lugs for Export to the Middle East
Required for customs clearance in most countries now. Heat treated pallets ensure no wood contaminations make it into foreign countries.
Before being banded and wrapped…
Fully banded and wrapped to support all sides and secure the load together, just to be labelled and relevant documentation attached. Total weight just over 1000kg (1 Tonne).