Our range of electric-powered pallet trucks has just gotten bigger! 

This week, the team here at Palletruck-Trolleys have added a collection of Pfaff electric pallet trucks to our range of existing electric pallet trucks.

German-born Pfaff is renowned for the incredible strength, quality and durability of their products, and is one of the go-to brands for many within the lifting industry. This has given them a solid reputation for their range of heavy-duty lifting products, which we are now proud to offer to our customers! 

Benefits of electric pallet trucks 

Wondering why you should choose an electric-powered pallet truck over a manual? Here are a few benefits:

  • They are easier for the operator to control and are less likely to cause any strain-related injuries.
  • Electric-powered pallet trucks allow workers to move around the workplace at a quicker pace, saving you time.
  • Operating an electric powered pallet truck is less tiring than operating a manual pallet truck and so is less strenuous.
  • They have the ability to help lift loads of up to 2200kg's

 

Our range of Pfaff electric pallet trucks 

 

1500kg Pfaff Electric Pallet Pallet Truck

 

This Pfaff electric pallet truck has a lifting capacity of 1500kg and is operated by an electric drive and manual lift. On even ground, this pallet truck is the perfect choice when it comes to transporting palletised goods over short distances. Easy handling and compact dimensions make this pallet truck a great alternative to a manual pallet truck. The strong motors and electric controls ensure a rapid and finely metered start, with a smooth lift coming from the high-performance hydraulic pump.

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Heavy Duty 1400/2200kg Pfaff Electric Pallet Truck

 

 

Our heavy-duty Pfaff electric pallet trucks are the ideal piece of lifting equipment to lift and transport heavier items. These are great to use in confined areas with efficient housing chassis, comfy to drive and steer and has a strong construction. Intended for professional use, these pallet trucks are perfect for work on ramps and unloading/loading container lorries.

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Want to see our full range of electric-powered pallet trucks? Browse our entire collection right here. For more information on our Pfaff pallet trucks or if you would like to speak to a member of the Palletruck-Trolleys team about ordering one of our Pfaff pallet trucks, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us today!

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May we take this opportunity to wish you a Merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year and we look forward to continuing business with you in 2019.

Please be advised that our last day for sending next day items by courier will be Thursday 20th December for delivery on the Friday 21st.  If goods are not despatched on the 21st, they will be held and despatched on our return in the new year, 2nd January 2019.

Our last working day before Christmas will be Friday 21st  December.

We will be closed over the holiday period but will re-open on Wednesday 2nd January.

 

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Yours Sincerely

All the staff at Palletrucks-trolleys.com

If one of your vehicles has ever broken down or gotten stuck in a space that’s impossible to move from with none of the necessary equipment or gear, you’d probably wish you had a set of tow chains to make the job a whole easier. If you are prepared, however, and are equipped with a set of tow chains, it is important to know how to use them correctly to avoid creating further problems for yourself. To make things a little easier for yourself, we take a look at the essential information on how to use tow chains.

What is a tow chain?

Our range of tow chains is made up of a grade 80 chain with a tow chain hook and oval ring at either end. Due to their small and lightweight nature, they are able to be easily stored and should be a part of a vehicle emergency kit, particularly when driving in climates where the chances of becoming stuck are increased e.g. in snow and mud. When used correctly, tow chains can be a lifesaver, but when used incorrectly, you can cause severe damage to your vehicle.

8000kg M.B.S Tow Chain with Latch Hook

 

Attaching the hook to the towing vehicle

To begin the process of getting your vehicle removed from being stuck, the first thing you will need to do is attach the tow chain to the towing vehicle, using the hook end. This is often attached to the rear bumper of the vehicle or to a trailer hitch, which will have loops for a mounting hook. No matter which you have, both will provide an adequate amount of support for most towing tasks. These are the only places in which the hook should be properly and securely attached to. As an extra step of precaution, it is advised to give the tow chain a few tugs while making your way to the vehicle that is being pulled to ensure the hook is firmly fastened.

Attaching the tow chain to the vehicle being towed

Before you attach the opposite end of the tow chain to the inanimate car, you need to make sure that the tow chain has not become twisted. This will not directly the abilities of the tow chain, but it will affect the length of the chain and may cause some wear and tear on the chain over time. Once you’ve checked the chain is all good, you can now proceed to attach the other end to the front of the vehicle that is being towed. This is usually attached to a tow hook or a sturdy steel loop mounted underneath the front bumper or near the centre axle. A number of vehicles may have plastic covers over the hooks or are hidden in recessed nooks, either way, it is important to not attach the tow chain directly to the axle or any other part of hanging from under the front of the vehicle.

Begin to pull

Once both ends of the tow chain have been securely attached, you are now ready to pull. Ensure that both vehicles are manned at all times. If the towed vehicle is in full working order, it should be put into first gear with the handbrake off. If it is not in full working order, however, it should be left in neutral. The driver of the towing vehicle should drive very slowly, creeping forward until the tow chain becomes tight. Once this has happened, the vehicle is now able to be pulled. It is important to remember to keep all movements slow and controlled, as anything abrupt will be felt by the towed vehicle and may case the tow chain to become free.

By following these simple steps, you will be able to tow any vehicle with ease. If like some, you do not have a tow chain and would like to purchase one, we have a wide selection of high-quality Tow Chains available to buy right here at PalleTruckTrolleys, suitable for a number of various tow operations. Simply click below to browse our collection. If you have any questions regarding our range of Tow Chains, do not hesitate to contact us today.

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From large warehouses to small workshops, many businesses rely heavily on hard-wearing and robust pallet trucks to complete their day-to-day operations. They offer not just the ability to complete tasks but facilitate the enhancement, simplification and instilment of high productivity levels with the workforce. Making them an essential piece of equipment to keep businesses operating. For this very reason, it is imperative that when a business decides to order a pallet truck, whether it’s a single truck or a fleet, that they order them with the correct width in mind.

Pallet trucks are used for a number of material handling tasks such as transporting pallets from lorries to warehouses and the shop floor, filling up containers in shipping bays and manoeuvring inventory within stock rooms. So, it is extremely important to know which size pallet truck best suits your needs. The pallet truck width will be determined by the size of the pallet which is most commonly handled by the business and is usually split into three main categories;

  • UK Pallets
  • Euro Pallets
  • Printer’s Pallets

UK Pallets

Typical UK pallets, also known as Blue, GKN or CHEP pallets, measure 1000 x 1200mm and are ideal for pallet trucks that are 680mm wide. The length of the pallet truck’s forks can also be chosen with 1000, 1150 or 1200mm available. 1000mm is the most popular choice due to the increased manoeuvrability of the pallet without the fork sticking out on the opposite side. The larger 1200mm forks are used when pallets are heavier and further support is needed to avoid sagging. The third length of 1150mm is chosen as a compromise between the first two lengths.

Euro Pallets  

The standard Euro pallet measure 800 x 1200mm and are ideal for pallet trucks with a width of 540mm. Extra caution must be placed when ordering pallet trucks if Euro pallets are regularly used as pallet trucks 680mm wide will NOT fit into their narrow sides. If both UK and Euro pallets are used within a business, it is advised that a pallet truck width of 540mm with 1150mm forks is chosen as this is the most universal size and will work with both types of pallets.

Printer’s Pallets

There are a number of pallets that are smaller than the previous two mentioned, such as Printer’s pallets, which are commonly used within the printing industry. These are approximately half the size of the standard Euro pallet and require even narrower forks. A pallet truck width of 450mm and fork length of 1000mm is the most common to use for these types of pallets, however, lengths from 500 – 1200mm are regularly used.

Here at Palletruck-Trolleys.com, we strive to meet all of your needs, no matter what they are. We offer an extensive range of pallet trucks, available in a number of various sizes – to see our full collection, hit the button below! If you have any questions or require further information regarding our range of pallet trucks, do not hesitate to contact us today!

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Risk assessments are a process whereby a thorough evaluation is made to identify situations, methods and environments that have the ability to cause harm to individuals. Once these risks have been identified, an analysis and calculation are made on their severity and the measures required to effectively eliminate or control these risks from occurring. When it comes to manual handling and manual handling equipment especially, risk assessments are imperative to keeping workers and working environments safe, creating awareness of potential hazards, determining whether an intervention is necessary and more importantly to meet specific health and safety regulations.

Due to pallet trucks being one of the most common pieces of equipment used for manual handling tasks, we will run through some of the most important factors needed for an effective pallet truck risk assessment.

Performing an effective pallet truck risk assessment

Before tasks involving a pallet truck are conducted, it is advised that a risk assessment is completed to achieve the things listed above. This involves making a suitable assessment of all manual handling operations, which consists of looking into areas such as:

The task

The questions that need to be asked when assessing the task involved with a pallet truck are, do they involve:

  • Long carrying distances?
  • Strenuous pulling or pushing?
  • Unpredictable movement of loads?
  • Insufficient recovery or rest?

The loads

The questions that need to be asked when assessing the loads involved with a pallet truck are if they are:

  • Bulky/unwieldy?
  • Heavy?
  • Unstable/unpredictable
  • Difficult to grasp?

The working environment

The questions that need to be asked when assessing the working environment involved with a pallet truck are if there are:

  • Poor lighting conditions
  • Variations in levels
  • Constraints on posture
  • Poor floor quality
  • Hot/cold conditions

The pallet truck

The most important questions that need to be asked before using a pallet truck concern the pallet truck itself. You need to:

  • Inspect the pallet truck to see if it’s in generally good working condition
  • Check steering, forks, brakes, controls, hydraulics and warning devices (if fitted)
  • Inspect wheels to ensure they are not worn out or have any cracks or damage

Once these areas have been assessed for any potential risks and the appropriate corrective measures have been taken to reduce or eliminate them, the task that involves the pallet truck can safely begin.

For all of your tasks and jobs that require pallet pump trucks, be sure to visit our extensive range below, all of which are available to both purchase and hire. If you have any questions regarding our collection of pallet trucks, be sure to contact us today!

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