Pallet jacks are devices that are used to move heavy packages and products from one area to another point with relative ease.
Pallets are used for product packaging and storage within a warehouse environment. Pallet jacks are specifically designed to move pallets.
Pallet jacks are used in warehouses, manufacturing plants and storage facilities as a part of the equipment that is needed to operate the facility. Department and grocery stores also utilize pallet jacks as well.
There are two common types of pallet jacks. One type is the manual pallet jack that uses a lever to lift and steer the pallet. Another kind of pallet jack uses a motor to accomplish the task of moving pallets. Both jacks use hydraulic power to lift loads.
There are some pallet jacks that have the ability to lift weight loads up to 3,000 pounds.
Pallet trucks are pallet jacks that provide a seat for the user that is positioned in the back of the jack. These type of jacks have capabilities like a forklift except they're only used indoors.
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