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Why bother with pallet truck maintenance?

Regular pallet truck maintenance is a no brainer when you realise how much money can be saved.  A hand pallet truck appears to be almost invisible until the day it breaks down.  It then becomes obvious how important it is to the smooth running of the operation.  Downtime costs money.  Regular service and repair of […]

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3 Ways to Repair a Hand Pallet Truck

Another hand pallet truck has broken.  That invaluable but often ignored piece equipment isn’t working.  What now?  Put it to one side and buy a new one?  Ask Handy Andy to have a go at it?  Maybe get the fork truck engineer to take a look next time he’s in.  Or should you call in […]

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Pallet truck build quality – good or bad?

It can be very difficult when looking at a website or catalogue to assess the build quality of a hand pallet truck.  Is it good or bad?  If it’s only going to be used rarely, run over perfect floors and dusted down regularly it hardly matters. Unfortunately, the reality is usually somewhat different! Hand Pallet […]

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Pallet Trucks – Safe Working Load (SWL)

Typically, a hand pallet truck has a safe working load of 2000kgs to 2500kgs.  This is easily sufficient for most operations.  A full pallet usually weighs less than 1200kgs and even that takes a lot of effort to pull!   If you’ve ever tried moving a loaded hand pallet truck you’re probably wondering how on earth […]

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Hand pallet trucks – size matters!

Pallet trucks come with many fork sizes.  The first thought should be for how stable the load will be with the size you’re looking at.  The forks need to cover the length of the pallet without sticking out, if they’re to provide maximum stability.  For this reason, at least two thirds of the pallet length […]

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