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Standard Pallet Truck-Capacity 2500kg

From: £359.00

A standard hand pallet truck with a capacity of 2500kg. This pump truck comes in various models, some of which have 540mm width over forks which will fit Euro pallets and others with 680mm width over forks for larger pallets, such as GKN/CHEP type pallets.

  • Capacity:  2500kgs
  • Width over forks: 520mm or 680mm
  • Fork lengths:  800mm, 1000mm,1150mm or 1220mm
  • Lift height:  85-200mm

Product Details

A standard pallet truck designed for everyday heavy duty use for loads of 2500kg.

  • Fork lengths:  800mm, 1000mm, 1150mm and 1220mm
  • Width over forks:  540mm or 680mm
  • Lift height:  85-200mm
  • Capacity:  2500 kgs.
  • Wheels: nylon steer wheels and load wheels as standard but options are available for rubber, polyurethane or steel wheels
  • The pallet truck’s control handle and trigger mechanism are ergonomically designed to offer maximum user protection.
  • The handle is covered with a rubberised plastic making it comfortable to use whatever the temperature.
  • The hydraulic pump unit is fitted with an overload protection valve.
Which Size Pallet Truck do I choose ?

There are many sizes of hand pallet truck forks, but only three main widths across forks are used. These are 450mm, 540mm and 680mm (or very near to these, eg. 470mm, 520mm, 685mm)

Standard UK type pallets (also called GKN, CHEP or Blue pallets) measure 1000 x 1200mm (40″ x 48″) and a pallet truck ideal for these will be 680mm wide. You can then choose 1000, 1150 or 1200mm long forks. 1000mm is the most popular length as it makes the truck most manoeuvrable and forks never stick out the other side of the pallet. 1220mm forks are used if you only enter the pallet from 1000mm side only and/or when pallets are quite heavy and you need to support their full depth to avoid sagging. A truck with 1150mm long forks is the compromise between the two.

Standard Euro pallets measure 800 x 1200mm (31.5″ x 48″) and pallet trucks with 540mm wide forks are best suited for these. Pallet trucks with 680mm wide forks will NOT fit into the narrow sides of a Europallet.

If you use both UK and Europallets and only want to buy one pallet truck, choose a 540 x 1150mm fork size. This is the most universal and will work with both types.

Note: If your pallets are US made it is likely that they will be lower than UK or Euro pallets and you may need a semi-low profile pallet truck (75mm lowered forks rather then 85mm). Please measure your pallet and call us to discuss.

There are many smaller sized pallets – for example pallets used in the printing industry. These are usually approx half the size of a Euro pallet and often require narrower forks still. 450mm width across x 1000mm long forks is the most common size for these, but lengths from 500 to 1220mm are often used.

We can offer special widths from 160 to 1540mm and lengths from 500 to 4000mm and offer an exclusive range of adjustable pallet trucks so if you cannot get a ‘standard’ truck to fit, give us a call and we will find or make the right pallet truck for you.

The Benefits of Pallet Trucks

Pallet trucks, also known as pallet jacks or pallet lifters, are indispensable tools in the realm of material handling, widely used in warehouses, distribution centres, manufacturing facilities, and various industries. These versatile devices offer a range of benefits that significantly contribute to the efficiency, safety, and productivity of material handling operations.  We offer a huge range of different fork lengths.

The primary use of pallet trucks is to lift and move palletised loads with ease. They are designed with forks that slide beneath pallets, allowing for the lifting and transportation of goods. Pallet trucks come in various configurations, including manual and electric models, as well as different load capacities to suit diverse operational needs.

One of the key advantages of pallet trucks is their ability to streamline material handling processes. Manual pallet trucks, operated by a pump handle, are simple to use and require minimal training. On the other hand, electric pallet trucks provide powered assistance, reducing the physical effort required by operators and increasing the speed and efficiency of load transportation. These devices are capable of lifting and moving heavy loads, contributing to a more efficient workflow and minimising the time required for manual handling tasks.

The versatility of pallet trucks is evident in their adaptability to various environments and load sizes. They can navigate through narrow aisles and tight spaces, reaching areas that might be challenging for larger forklifts. This flexibility makes them ideal for use in warehouses and storage facilities where space optimization is crucial.

Furthermore, pallet trucks contribute to workplace safety by reducing the risk of manual lifting injuries. They provide a mechanised solution for moving heavy loads, sparing operators from the physical strain associated with manual handling. Electric pallet trucks, in particular, incorporate safety features such as braking systems and ergonomic design, further enhancing operator comfort and minimising the risk of accidents.

Pallet trucks also play a crucial role in inventory management. Their efficiency in moving palletised goods allows for quicker and more accurate stock replenishment, order picking, and storage operations. This results in improved inventory control, reduced lead times, and enhanced overall operational efficiency.

Cost-effectiveness is another notable benefit of pallet trucks. Compared to larger material handling equipment like forklifts, pallet trucks are more affordable to purchase, operate, and maintain. Their simplicity and durability make them a cost-efficient solution for businesses looking to optimize their material handling processes without a substantial investment.

In summary, the use and benefits of pallet trucks are diverse and impactful. These tools facilitate the smooth movement of palletised loads, contribute to operational efficiency, enhance workplace safety, and provide cost-effective solutions for material handling. Whether in a warehouse, distribution centre, or manufacturing facility, pallet trucks are essential components of modern logistics, playing a crucial role in the seamless flow of goods from one point to another.

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