Pallet trucks are versatile pieces of machinery which could be great investments for your site.
Pallet trucks are versatile pieces of machinery which could be great investments for your site. They are perfect for shifting pallet loads of materials from place to place without having to bring in a forklift or load-all. They make manual handling for you and your workers safer and more efficient.
A pallet truck has two front wheels in the ends of its forks beneath where the pallet sits, and two back wheels attached to the mechanical housing in the rear. A hydraulic jack operated by a lever behind lifts the forks and manoeuvres the pallet truck.
According to the Labour Force Survey employers in 2015 and 2016 lost around 4.5 million pounds due to workplace injury. Manual handling injuries account for a large proportion of these. Health and Safety guidelines suggest minimising lifting and manual handling by investing in mechanical aids. A useful example of this is the pallet truck.
Radnes Services offers a full range of manual and electric pallet trucks. We stock established brand names such as Caterpillar, and contact our sales department to arrange a consultation.
Manual pallet trucks can lift up to around 2000kg, making them a handy addition to your yard. That means that tasks that might take one person several trips can be done in one, cutting down on labour costs. They also minimise injury risks in the workplace.
If the job is small or short-term, hire a pallet truck as and when it suits. Hiring is also useful if you aren’t sure which truck will be the best fit for the task. There is no point forking out a new machine if it will only be used for one small job.
When you’ve established your pallet truck’s role in your yard or site, it’s time to buy a pallet truck. Radnes Services has a selection of new and second-hand machines to suit your budget and needs.
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