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Used Electric Pallet Jacks

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. Electric jacks are easy to maneuver material around warehouses effortlessly even in the most congested spaces. Workers will be able to handle heavier loads at a faster pace increasing overall productivity. An operator’s license is not required to use a powered pallet jack, but some training might be needed. Electric pallet jacks are considered one of the most useful and commonly used warehouse tools. Electric pallet jacks transfer thousands of pounds of inventory with ease, and can be used to unload trailers as an alternative to forklifts. American Surplus Inc. carries used Crown, Barrett, Yale, Hyster, Clark, Mitsubishi, and Raymond pallet jacks, with each one inspected and tested before shipment.

Used Electric CROWN Walkie Pallet Jack- 40GPW-4-14
Used Electric CROWN Walkie Pallet Jack- 40GPW-4-14
  • 4,000 lbs. Capacity
  • Easily Maneuver
  • [FL-0163]
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Used Yale Ride-On Pallet Truck
Used Yale Ride-On Pallet Truck
  • 6,000 lbs. Capacity
  • Battery: 24-V
  • [FL-0148]
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Crown PE 4500 Series Electric Pallet Jacks
Crown PE 4500 Series Electric Pallet Jacks
  • 6000 lbs. capacity
  • Ride-On Style
  • Out of Stock
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Used Electric CROWN Walkie Pallet Jack- 40GPW-8-14
Used Electric CROWN Walkie Pallet Jack- 40GPW-8-14
  • 4,000 lbs. Capacity
  • 24 Volt Battery
  • Out of Stock
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Used Electric CROWN Walkie Pallet Jack- 40GPW-4-11
Used Electric CROWN Walkie Pallet Jack- 40GPW-4-11
  • 4,000 lbs. Capacity
  • 24 Volt Battery
  • Out of Stock
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About Electric Pallet Jacks

Electric pallet jacks are a tool for lifting and transporting pallets that can be either hydraulic (manual) or powered. Manual and hand powered pallet jacks have forks that are separated from the wheels, allowing them to move upwards while the wheels stay firmly planted on the ground. The forks are hydraulically lifted enough for the pallet load to be raised just off of the floor. Powered or electric pallet jacks are motorized, allowing them to lift moderate sized loads.

This style will allow you to move the pallet jack with a throttle-control for forward and backward motion, and a handle for steering. Some models of electric pallet jacks contain a platform for the user to stand on while operating.

To determine the width required for the forks of your used electric pallet jack, measure the width of the forklift openings on the pallet. The forks on the pallet jack should have one inch of space on either side when inserted into the openings of the pallet. So subtract two inches from the width of the pallet openings when selecting your used pallet jack.

The length of the forks should typically be the length of the stringers, which are the parallel pieces of timber on a pallet. If you have different sized pallets, it is recommended that you get pallet jacks that are fitted to the largest size you have.

Both electric and hydraulic pallet jacks can hold a considerable amount of weight, but the standard hydraulic lift capacity is 5,500 pounds, with some models that can hold more. Electric pallet jacks usually range from a 3,000 lb. capacity to 6,000 lb. capacity.

When purchasing a used or new pallet jack, be sure to check the weight restrictions specific to that model, as they can vary widely. Hydraulic pallet jacks require you to manually transport the load once it is raised off of the ground, but they also require little to no maintenance and no external power source.

Electric pallet jacks are easier to maneuver, but also require charging and some upkeep when used over an extended period. Both are extremely useful, so it is important to determine which is more appropriate for your application.

The main advantage to purchasing a used pallet jack over new is it costs less. A new electric pallet jack can cost several thousand dollars over the cost of used. Lead time is a bigger factor when purchasing new, because typically lead time for buying used equipment is much less (depending on the company and product).

On the other hand, buying used can be risky if you are not dealing with trustworthy vendors. If the hours of usage are not accurately recorded on a used electric pallet jack, the battery will need to be replaced sooner than expected. This can cost as much as the pallet jack in some cases.

There are certain things that you must look out for when trying to find a trustworthy and reliable reseller of used pallet jacks. Ask the vendor for pictures of the specific used pallet jack that you are considering buying, and ask for up-to-date usage logs. The picture will be able to tell you the current condition and how or where it was being stored.

You should also look for some sort of guarantee that allows you to return the product if it isn’t working properly. For example, here at ASI we provide a 30 day ASI guarantee on our used electric pallet jacks. This allows the customer to inspect and test the used pallet jack to ensure it is working properly. You also want to make sure you have good customer service supporting the purchasing process to ensure you get exactly what you need.

At ASI our sales team will work with you to determine the specific used pallet jack that is right for your material handling needs. They will answer any questions you might have, and figure out what you are using it for and your capacity requirements. They will then choose the specific used pallet jack that is right for the end user and explain why it was chosen. Contact a member of our sales team to learn more about our current inventory of electric pallet jacks, as well as any other used material handling equipment you may need. 

Advantages of Electric Pallet Jacks

Unlike their manual counterparts, electric pallet jacks offer some special benefits, including:

  • Enhanced productivity: Electric pallet jacks are faster and more efficient than manual pallet jacks. They can move heavy loads quickly and easily, reducing the time and effort required to transport goods.
  • Reduced physical strain: Electric pallet jacks eliminate the need for manual pushing or pulling, reducing the risk of injury or strain to the operator. This can lead to a safer and more comfortable work environment.
  • Adaptability: Electric pallet jacks can be used on a variety of surfaces, including concrete, asphalt, and even uneven or rough terrain. This makes them ideal for use in a wide range of industries and applications.
  • Customization: Many electric pallet jacks can be customized with different attachments and accessories to suit specific applications or industries. This makes them highly versatile and adaptable to different work environments.
  • Cost savings: While electric pallet jacks may have a higher upfront cost compared to manual jacks, they can provide significant cost savings in the long run. They require less maintenance and repair, and their increased efficiency can lead to higher productivity and reduced labor costs.

Electric Pallet Jacks Applications

Electric pallet jacks are versatile machines that can be used in a wide range of applications and industries, including:

  • Warehousing and distribution: Electric pallet jacks are commonly used in warehouses and distribution centers to move heavy loads of goods and materials quickly and efficiently. They are particularly useful for transporting palletized goods.
  • Manufacturing: Electric pallet jacks can be used in manufacturing plants to move raw materials, finished products, and equipment around the factory floor. They are especially useful in areas with limited space.
  • Retail: Electric pallet jacks are often used in retail settings, such as grocery stores and large retail outlets, to move and restock shelves with heavy merchandise.
  • Airports: Electric pallet jacks are commonly used at airports to transport luggage, cargo, and other goods from the terminal to airplanes and vice versa.
  • Agriculture: Electric pallet jacks can be used in agricultural settings to transport heavy loads of produce, feed, and other materials around the farm or processing facility.

Electric Pallet Jacks Manufacturers

  • Toyota Material Handling
  • Crown Equipment Corporation
  • Raymond Corporation
  • Hyster-Yale Materials Handling, Inc.
  • Yale Materials Handling Corporation
  • Mitsubishi Logisnext Co., Ltd.
  • Linde Material Handling

Electric Pallet Jacks are Also Known As

  • Electric pallet trucks
  • Power pallet jacks
  • Motorized pallet jacks
  • Walkie pallet jacks
  • Rider pallet jacks
  • Electric walkie stackers
  • Electric walkie riders
  • Walk-behind pallet trucks
  • Stand-up pallet trucks
  • Low-lift pallet trucks

Electric Pallet Jacks Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What is an electric pallet jack?
A: An electric pallet jack is a machine that uses an electric motor to move and lift heavy loads on pallets. It is a powered version of a manual pallet jack that eliminates the need for manual pushing or pulling.

Q: How does an electric pallet jack work?
A: An electric pallet jack is powered by an electric motor that drives the wheels and lifts the load using hydraulic cylinders. The operator controls the machine using a set of hand controls that adjust the direction and speed of movement.

Q: What is the weight capacity of an electric pallet jack?
A: The weight capacity of an electric pallet jack can vary depending on the model and manufacturer. Typical weight capacities range from 2,000 to 8,000 pounds.

Q: What are the advantages of using an electric pallet jack?
A: Electric pallet jacks offer several advantages over manual pallet jacks, including increased efficiency, reduced physical strain, versatility, customization, and cost savings.

Q: Can an electric pallet jack be used outdoors?
A: Yes, many electric pallet jacks can be used outdoors on a variety of surfaces, including concrete, asphalt, and even uneven or rough terrain.

Q: What are some safety considerations when using an electric pallet jack?
A: Safety considerations when using an electric pallet jack include wearing appropriate personal protective equipment, ensuring the load is properly balanced and secured, following safe operating procedures, and inspecting the machine regularly for damage or wear. Training and certification may also be required for operators.