Why you Need an Electric Pallet Jack

Authored by Bill DiMaio III
January 8, 2015

 

American Surplus has a large inventory of used pallet jacks, both standard and electric. Here are some factors that can help determine which is most appropriate for your material handling facility:

Standard Manual Pallet Jack

Typical Features:

Hand (manual operation)
Rugged construction
Smooth handling
Easily maneuvered
No braking system
No horn buttons

Typical Usage:

Delivery Trucks
Lighter, even loads

Consider:

No braking system
No horn buttons
Limited usage on slops
Limited usage on uneven surfaces
Transports taller loads
Handles sloped and uneven surfaces

Electric Pallet Jack

Typical Features:

Hand (manual operation)
Power assisted operation
Rugged construction
Exceptional smooth handling
Exceptional maneuverability
Has braking system
Has horn buttons

Typical Usage:

Delivery Trucks & trailers
Heavier & Taller pallet loads

Consider:

Has braking system
Has horn buttons
Transports heavier loads
Transports uneven loads
Transports taller loads
Handles sloped and uneven surfaces


Get the jack that best suits your operational needs. American Surplus Inc. has been in the used storage & material handling business for over 23 years with over 35,000 customers nationwide. Speak with one of our specialists to assist in selecting the truck that will best suit your operational needs and budget. ASI sells its forklifts at 35-65% of the cost of new. All forklifts sold by ASI include a 30 day guarantee and a lowest price certification. You will be satisfied.