Reach trucks make it possible for warehouses to utilize a multi-pallet racking system, meaning that instead of one pallet you can pack two or even four pallets together, giving you double the storage space without any harm to the stored inventory.
Manual Pallet Jack
Manual pallet jacks are a hand-powered jack most frequently found in retail or smaller warehouse operations. Some benefits of manual pallet jacks are that they are cost-effective and require little maintenance since they do not have electrical components. They smoothly transport heavy palletized loads without damaging inventory and can be used in an assortment of applications.
However, they can be strenuous on facility workers especially when moving dense palletized loads. This makes them limiting depending on if these loads are close to its weight capacity and the operator’s own capability.
Electric Pallet Jack
Electric pallet jacks, also known as electric pallet trucks, walkies, or power jack, are hydraulically operated lift systems used to lift and transport loaded pallets. A substantial benefit of powered pallet jacks is that it will help to reduce the injury of employees as there is no need for operators to strain or lift heavy weights. They come in an array of weight capacity capabilities such as light, medium, and heavy-duty. Therefore, facilities can pick the best electric pallet jack that will fit their own businesses needs. Workers will effortlessly be able to move palletized loads of various sizes (depending on the style) around a facility ultimately helping to improve productivity.
Although, unlike manual pallet jacks, electric pallet jacks are more expensive and have significantly higher maintenance costs. Unlike its counterpart these pallet jacks require some additional training to operate so that inventory isn’t damaged, and employees aren’t injured. These can be difficult to stop quickly since they are constructed to transport larger palletized loads. Finally warehouses with space constraints may not be able to benefit from all the features electric pallet jacks have to offer.
Nonetheless pallet jacks are an effective tool in moving palletized loads in a productive manner for businesses throughout working environments that moving heavy loads is expected. This can help boost facility workers morale and stop workers’ fatigue. They also help to reduce the amount of worker injuries that can lead to lost time or workers compensation.
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