Electric pallet jacks, also known as pallet stackers, lifters or pallet jacks, are used to safely lift and move pallets. Ideal for smaller jobs that don’t require use of a full sized forklift, electric pallet jacks utilize an electrical energy source to jack up, push or pull a pallet. Most pallet trucks are equipped with a set of fork blades operated by a hydraulic system and wheels that make it possible to easily move and lift pallets. Here are some benefits of electric pallet jacks.
One benefit of electric pallet jacks is their ability to cover huge distances in a short period of time. When warehouse workers need to haul inventory pallets across a large warehouse, motorization allows the operator to ride on the jack while transporting loads quickly from one place to another. Because of electric pallet jack efficiency, employee productivity is also increased.
Small power pallet trucks work exceptionally well for commercial jobs in smaller sized warehouses. Because of an electric pallet jack’s size and easy maneuverability, a rider pallet jack can easily ride through each warehouse aisle, making the process of picking up orders simpler and more efficient. While traditional forklifts handle most heavy lifting jobs in a warehouse, rider pallet jacks are a cost-effective alternative. Small businesses often use electric pallet jacks to transport small pallets of products to delivery trucks; from storage facilities; or from warehouses to main retail floors. Small business owners and employees also use them to transport boxes, displays, filing cabinets and furniture, making electric pallet jacks extremely versatile.
Electric pallet jacks are powered by a battery pack, designed to allow the truck several hours of operation before recharging is necessary. Recharging a battery is accomplished by attaching cables that connect the battery pack to a power source. An industrial electric plug processes the flow of current necessary to manage recharging the battery safely. Pallet jacks should be charged up and ready to use at all times, just in case the power does go out. It’s also a good idea when the power goes out to unplug all electric jacks because of the surge in power than can occur when the power kicks back on can blow out electric motors and cause batteries to explode. By using electricity, pallet jacks minimize gasoline consumption often necessary with other types of forklifts. Operation of electric pallet jacks is much quieter than gasoline-powered alternatives, particularly important in smaller warehouses and spaces. And the lack of fumes associated with fuel use is non-existent, especially important for spaces that have little to no ventilation.
Another benefit of rider pallet jacks for operators is the unobstructed view of what’s in front. This makes locating and retrieving a specific pallet of goods in a warehouse faster. Good visibility significantly reduces accidents.
Pallet jacks are perfect for commercial jobs in smaller warehouses. With proper training, anyone, regardless of physical strength or agility, can operate adjustable pallet jacks. Electric pallet lifting jacks are the perfect tool for businesses with physical limitations that would potentially restrict the vehicles ability to move supplies and or equipment.