A powered truck with a mast, sometimes telescopic, on which slides a carriage which canbe raised and lowered hydraulically. The carriage has extended forks which can be passed under a palletized load forstacking or moving to a new position. Also called stacking truck. A pallet jack is a tool utilized around your warehouse to lift and move pallets with relative ease. They’re much easier to use than your bare hands, as well as being cheaper and more efficient than a forklift for smaller loads. Scissor lifts have many names you may hear around a warehouse too like a pallet truck, jigger or pump truck. Pallet trucks are generally simple machines, and are just wheels forks and the hydraulic jack itself.
Purpose of pallet trucks
Pallet trucks are used in warehouses manufacturing plants and storage facilities, pallet jacks are some of the most common and important pieces of equipment in the material handling industry. The pallet is only lifted enough to clear the floor for subsequent travel. Operators generally use a throttle on the handle to move forward or in reverse. The steering is done by swinging the handle in the intended direction. They are mostly used to taken care of heavy packages that are not easy to lift by the humans.