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Posted By Bryan Mattock
April 04, 2022

LOADING ONTO VEHICLES

Here at Pallet-trucks.co.uk we are often asked about the best type of equipment to use for loading and unloading onto vehicles, and in particular Vans.

Whether you are un/loading onto a Lorry or a Van, arguably the best equipment to use if often the Forklift, however this may not be practicable for certain applications, or customers’ budgets.

So what other options are available to avoid or reduce the strenuous work of “hand balling” loads on and off Vans and Lorries?

The most cost effective of un/loading goods onto vehicles like vans and lorries will depend upon whether the goods themselves are either palletised or unpalletised boxed loads.

For a Palletised load the most economical option would be a Manual Stacker, like our WMS1000/3000. NB if you are handling both Euro and CHEP Pallets then you would need a Straddle Stacker like our LTKISA RANGE.
Often customers initially consider a high lift pallet truck like our HL1500C however whilst these are good for handling pallets, and are especially useful for picking to and from an assembly/packing line; they are not recommended for un/loading a palletised load to/from a Van because the scissor legs at the bottom prevent the high lift pallet truck from getting close enough to the back the of the van to safely unload the pallet.

For customers looking for a solution where the lifting equipment is easy to get both the load and itself onto the vehicle, then our SELF LOADING PALLET TRUCK is perhaps the ideal solution; because that is exactly what it is designed to do. These are much better than tail lifts are they are not connected to the vehicle themselves; so even if one of your commercial vehicles breakdown, you can simply load the Self Loading Pallet Truck onto another one, and so, you don’t lose both vehicle and means of lifting loads.

IMPORTANT NOTE: As with all Material Handling Equipment and Forklift Attachments, we would always recommend that all organisations have their own Health & Safety Risk Assessment conducted, prior to use.

Posted By BRYAN MATTOCK
December 24, 2021

We may not be having a white Christmas, but as we feel the winter chill set in, spare a thought for all those non Freezer spec pallet trucks being wrongly used in cold store applications; freezing their bearings off, and rusting away until they very quickly become unusable and end up on the scrap heap.

So save a pallet truck, and wasting your money time and again on non-freezer spec pallet trucks for your fridge/cold store application, and celebrate our amazingly low prices on Cold Store/Freezer Spec Pallet Trucks.

Go on, you know it makes sense.

Check them out right here - https://www.pallet-trucks.co.uk/pallet-trucks-general-range/cold-store-hand-pallet-trucks.html

Posted By Bryan Mattock
November 01, 2021

To Drivers everywhere in the UK we appreciate your hard work in increasingly demanding circumstances, especially as we approach the busy Christmas period.

As a small gesture, to help reduce the physical burden on Drivers, we offer you the Driver’s Mate Powered Pallet Truck, at a reduced price, despite our own increasing costs.

Power, Stability, Productivity and Reliability, these are what you get when you purchase the Driver’s Mate Lithium-ion Powered Pallet truck.

LITHIUM-ION PALLET TRUCK - DRIVER'S MATE

 

Power - the Driver’s Mate Powered Pallet Truck has an impressive 1800kg capacity, when most other models in its class are just 1500kg (it’s always best to have plenty in reserve).

Stability – with stabilisers either side of the chassis (at the steer wheel end), you can confidently handle larger loads, and slightly less than ideal surfaces.

Productivity – As well as the above contributing to increase productivity, the Driver’s Mate Powered Pallet Truck comes with a quick change, fast charging Lithium-ion battery, to help keep your business moving. Extra Lithium-ion batteries are sold separately and are available, when purchasing the Driver’s Mate Powered Pallet Truck, or after as your usage of this Fatigue and injury preventing (when used correctly) powered pallet truck grows.

Reliability – We have tested the Driver’s Mate Powered Pallet Truck, in some of the most arduous applications that we can find, and the feedback has been incredibly positive, with customers rolling the Driver’s Mate Powered Pallet Truck out to their other depots.

These qualities make the Driver’s Mate Powered Pallet Truck, possibly the best value and most reliable driver’s mate you are ever likely to have.

We appreciate that our UK Drivers are the often unsung heroes of the economy; and we are sure that you will appreciate the Driver’s Mate Powered Pallet Truck. Once you try it, you will never want to go back to using a manual pallet truck again.

IMPORTANT NOTE: As with all Material Handling Equipment we would always recommend that all organisations have their own Health & Safety Risk Assessment conducted, prior to use.

Posted By Bryan Mattock
October 01, 2021

STILL ECH 12 Electric Powered Pallet Trucka brief guide to the operator’s controls.

The STILL ECH 12 (fig.1) is a compact powered pallet truck, with full length forks 1150mm by 560mm, for handling both Euro and Chep pallets, even in applications with limited operating space.

With a gradeability of 4% and 10% unladen, it combines performance with stylish and ergonomic design.

STILL ECH 12 

fig.1

 The STILL ECH 12 features a quick change lithium-ion battery which can be fully recharged in 2.5 hours, via a 3 pin plug. (see fig.2&3)  

These Lithium-ion batteries are incredibly quick and easy to change 

ECH 12 BATTERY CHANGEBATTERY CHANGE ECH 12

(fig.2&3)

All of this means that you can easily get the maximum productivity out of the STILL ECH-12 for your application.

Controls on the STILL ECH 12 are simple to use:

POWER BUTTON ECH 12

(fig.4)

You first use the (fig.4) red dial to turn the unit on, then just pull the tiller back and engage the Grey collars in the desired direction of travel. (fig.5)

(fig.5)

 

(fig.6)

Lifting your pallet is taken care of at the press of a button (fig.6)

With its 1200kg capacity the STILL ECH 12 can handle the vast majority of palletised loads, any customer is likely to have.

To make others in your operating area aware of your presence, just beep the horn. This is useful when reversing and when operating is busy areas. (fig.7)

 (fig.7)

In busier work spaces you may wish to make use of the Turtle mode Button.

Lowering a load is easily done via squeezing the lever on the Tiller handle (which looks like a bike brake lever). (fig.8&9)

  (fig.8&9)

As a safety feature, the STILL ECH 12 has what is known as a belly button brake (see Red button in fig.10), which helps prevent the operator from sustaining crush inquires, this is particularly important when working in tight spaces.

(fig.10)

This is intended to just be a brief introductory guide and so is not intended to replace either the user manual or suitable training.

IMPORTANT NOTE: As with all Material Handling Equipment we would always recommend that all organisations have their own Health & Safety Risk Assessment conducted, prior to use.

Posted By Bryan Mattock
May 04, 2021

Introducing the STILL ECH-12 LOW LIFT POWERED PALLET TRUCK.

STILL Material Handling are continuing to expand upon their range on Lithium-ion battery powered pallet trucks.

This includes the hugely popular STILL ECH-12, which has a 1200kg capacity, which is plenty when you consider that both Euro and CHEP Pallets have a Safe Working Load of 1500kg. Thinking our own warehouse, we do not even have any palletised loads of over 600kg, let alone the 1200kg that the STILL ECH-12 can handle.

Lithium-ion battery powered Pallet trucks are becoming increasing popular because they are maintenance free and can be charged quickly. The STILL ECH-12 can be fully recharged in 2.5 hours, via a 3 pin plug and additional batteries can also be purchased. These Lithium-ion batteries are incredibly quick and easy to change.
All of this means that you can easily get the maximum productivity out of the STILL ECH-12 for your application.

Being compact the STILL ECH-12 is ideal for applications where there is little operating space (1390mm turning radius), and so are often seen being used by Lorry Drivers in the Transport and Logistics industries.
The powerful, low maintenance motor of the STILL ECH-12, enables operators to handle slopes with a gradient of 4% with a full load and 10% unladed.

So the STILL ECH-12 delivers a compact, easy to use and maintain Powered Pallet Truck, with the capability to hand loads up to 1200kg, even in tight spaces, and even up slopes; can be charged conveniently via the 3 pin plug, and batteries can be changed quickly and with ease without any tools.

All of this at a price that offers exceptional value for money, so if you are in need of a Powered Pallet Truck from a brand that you can trust, then see the link below for our STILL ECH-12.

https://www.pallet-trucks.co.uk/pallet-trucks-fully-electric/still-low-lift-powered-pallet-truck-420.html


IMPORTANT NOTE: As with all Material Handling Equipment we would always recommend that all organisations have their own Health & Safety Risk Assessment conducted, prior to use.

Posted By Bryan Mattock
March 20, 2020

FULL ELECTRIC 2000KG PALLET TRUCK WITH AIR SUSPENSION - T20-20ET

2t capacity / 2000kg capacity Powered Pallet Trucks (not just semi-electric but powered lift as well as drive) can be hard to come by, especially at a reasonable price.

Harder still is finding one that is relatively compact, and reliable; well yes you’ve guessed it – we have one that ticks all of these boxes:

The T20-20ET Full Electric not just ticks all the right boxes, it even comes with air suspension, making it better for use on uneven ground.

FULL ELECTRIC 2000KG PALLET TRUCK WITH AIR SUSPENSION - T20-20ET


Other useful features include:

A built in charger with 3 pin plug, so you do not have to worrying about getting in an electrician to wire up a separate charger.

Powerful 48v motor, delivering impressive gradabilty performance – I can take loads up an 8% gradient/slope; and without a load can travel up 16% Gradients/slopes.

Maintenance Free battery – making it both easier and cheaper to run.

Electromagnetic brake that activates when not in drive – for improved safety.

An impressive 6 hours use (approx.) per charge, for greater productivity.

Further details can be seen by clicking HERE.

IMPORTANT NOTE: As with all Material Handling Equipment we would always recommend that all organisations have their own Health & Safety Risk Assessment conducted, prior to use.

Posted By Bryan Mattock
February 24, 2020

Until Pramac (a European manufacturer that consistently produces handling products of quality at reasonable prices) combined its Agile powered drive units to its PX range of weigh scale pallet trucks; customers were faced with the difficult choice of paying eye watering sums of money for a high quality Powered Pallet Truck with scales; or using and maintain two separate pieces of equipment.

Now however, with the Pramac PX Agile Plus – Powered Drive Weigh Scale Pallet Truck, those looking to benefit from having one item to give accurate weight measurements, whilst providing the efficiency, and operator fatigue reducing benefits of a powered pallet truck; have an affordable solution.

Weigh Scale Pallet Trucks, with a powered drive unit, do the hard work or pushing and pulling heavy loads, so your staff do not have to, thus reducing staff injuries associated with fatigue. It is important to note that Powered drive pallet trucks, also known as a semi-electric pallet trucks, have manual pumps, adding reliability, through design simplicity.

As for weighing accuracy the PX Agile plus, is accurate to within 0.05%, making it suitable for customers looking to meet SOLAS requirements.

Specification and pricing details can be seen via the link below:

https://www.pallet-trucks.co.uk/pramac-european-range/semi-electric-weigh-scale-pallet-truck.html

IMPORTANT NOTE: As with all Material Handling Equipment we would always recommend that all organisations have their own Health & Safety Risk Assessment conducted, prior to use.

Posted By Bryan Mattock
January 30, 2020

Our SPARTAN18SE 1800kg capacity Powered Drive Pallet Truck, is now in stock, and it’s high capacity along match with its top of class powered 48v motor, and the gradient climbing performance that it delivers, are proving to be very popular.

The SPARTAN18SE is one of a relative few compact powered pallet trucks in the market that has the capacity to handle 1800kg, but most of the other only have a weaker 24v Motor, and they tend to have batteries that are fully enclosed into the unit, make battery changing a more time consuming and laborious task.

However the SPARTAN18SE features:

  • - 1800kg Capacity for handling heavier pallets without having to break them down
  • - Powerful 48v Motor for handling gradients/slops and small bumps
  • - Quick change, no maintaince lithium-ion battery

 

All this in a compact and affordable package from an award winning company.

Posted By Bryan Mattock
December 20, 2019

A good measure of a business asset, is its ability to save time and money, and our New ERGO1100 SEMI-ELECTRIC WEIGH SCALE PALLET TRUCK, does both.

It combines the benefits of an accurate weigh scale (System tolerance 0,1 % of applied load, and goes up in 1kg graduations, till 1,500kg); with the ease of use and speed efficiency of a regular semi-electric pallet truck (powered drive, with manual lift and lowering).

This means that business can use one item of equipment where previously they would have to use two, and so save money, space, and time by eliminating double handling, in giving the versatility of enabling operators to weigh items in their choice of suitable spaces not just, in one area.

The powered drive of the ERGO1100 SEMI-ELECTRIC WEIGH SCALE PALLET TRUCK, takes away the strain on the operator from having to push heavy loads, thus, helping prevent work relates fatigue and injury.

So why not treat your business to an asset that keeps giving, and costs a lot less than you’d probably think:

SEMI-ELECTRIC WEIGH SCALE PALLET TRUCK - ERGO1100


IMPORTANT NOTE: As with all Material Handling Equipment we would always recommend that all organisations have their own Health & Safety Risk Assessment conducted, prior to use.

Posted By Bryan Mattock
November 04, 2019

Electric Rough Terrain Pallet Truck

Pushing and pulling heavy loads can be tiring, and put physical stress on staff, and doing so over rough terrain, can make a difficult task seem near impossible.  This is why we offer our customers in Farming, construction, and any other harsh terrain environments, the LTRTE1200 Electric Rough Terrain Pallet Truck, which is a purpose built item for rough terrain, not something that has had some modifications.

The LTRTE1200 Electric Rough Terrain Pallet Truck, features a wide stance for stability, and to enable it, to handle both Euro and Chep pallets; large wheels with deep treads for ground clearance and traction; and it is able to handle 1200kg.  Furthermore, with its powerful electric motor it does the hard work – you simply steer and push buttons to move your loads from “A” to “B”.

A simple yet reassuringly heavy 262KG construction, highlights how the LTRTE1200 Electric Rough Terrain Pallet Truck, has been built to last.  If the LTRTE1200 Electric Rough Terrain Pallet Truck, cannot traverse your ground, then you probably need a telehandler forklift truck; we can supply these but they are a lot more expensive.

For further details of the LTRTE1200 Electric Rough Terrain Pallet Truck, see the link below:

https://www.pallet-trucks.co.uk/pallet-trucks-special-application/electric-rough-terrain-pallet-truck.html

IMPORTANT NOTE: As with all Material Handling Equipment we would always recommend that all organisations have their own Health & Safety Risk Assessment conducted, prior to use.

If you cannot decide which is the right option for your application, or want prices for multiple units orders, then give us a call on: 03333 207208, for helpful and friendly assistance.

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