A manual pallet jack, also known as a pallet truck, is a tool used to lift and move pallets. Manual pallet jacks are the most basic form of forklifts and are intended to move heavy or light pallets within a warehouse. There are many advantages to having a manual pallet jack such as:
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The manual pallet jack is steered by a 'tiller'-like lever that also acts as the pump handle for raising the jack. A small handle on the tiller releases the hydraulic fluid, causing the forks to lower. The front wheels inside the end of the forks are mounted on levers attached to linkages that go to levers attached to the jack cylinder. As the hydraulic jack at the 'tiller' end is raised, the links force the wheels down, raising the forks vertically above the front wheels, raising the load upward until it clears the floor. The pallet is only lifted enough to clear the floor for subsequent travel. Oftentimes, manual pallet jacks are used to move and organize pallets inside a trailer, especially when there is no forklift truck access or availability.