Introduction: Manual pallet truck (sometimes called HPT, pump trucks, pallet trucks, or pallet jacks) are designed to make moving palletized goods easier, safer, and faster.
Chapter 1: The structure of a manual pallet truck.
1.1 Hand trolley with a hand pump to operate the pallet truck lifting device. The pallet truck is moved by pulling on the drawbar. The pallet truck has a mechanism that allows the trolley bar shaft to rotate so that it can be turned safely. The manual pallet truck is only suitable for use on non-slip, level surfaces with slopes of less than 10%.
1.2 Construction of the standard manual pallet truck.
High quality 4mm steel plate with no fracture seams and reliable welding strength; Integral cast cylinder, the descending speed of the cylinder is not affected by the load; Imported sealing ring and chrome plated piston rod; Internal relief valve provides overload protection, effectively reducing maintenance costs; High-quality radial roller bearings at the rotary shaft joint, flexible and non-swaying; Integral cast wheel frame with front and rear guide wheels, protecting the fitted wheels from impact and extending the Tapered and curved fork design for quick and easy access to the pallet and wear-resistant guide rings on the moving parts to absorb deflections and prolong service life; rubber pads on the fork part of the handle to prolong the service life
1.3 Other manual pallet truck components
Manual pallet truck is made of steel for standard industrial use or stainless steel for wet or corrosive environments, especially in the food industry.
The wheels can be made of nylon, which is best suited to hard surfaces and optimized for heavy loads, rubber, which is low noise and provides better grip on wet or slippery surfaces, and polyurethane which is low noise and flexible.
Chapter2: Application areas for manual pallet truck
2.1 In warehouses and logistics centers, manual pallet truck can be used for handling and stacking goods, taking them out of trucks or containers, or loading them into the right place. Its flexibility and convenience enable warehouse staff to complete handling tasks quickly and efficiently, improving logistical efficiency.
2.2 In retail and supermarket environments, manual pallet truck are commonly used for shelf replenishment and goods placement. Staff can use the trolley to move goods from storage to inside the shop, or from the backroom to the shelves. It’s flexibility and compact size make it easier to maneuver in narrow aisles and crowded in-store spaces.
2.3 In factories and production lines, manual pallet truck can be used to move raw materials, components finished, and semi-finished products. It helps workers to move heavy items from one work area to another or to load items onto machines for processing and production. Its stability and adjustable fork height makes it possible to adapt it to different production requirements.
2.4 In logistics distribution and courier operations, manual pallet truck can be used for unloading and loading, facilitating couriers to move goods from the vehicle to a specified location or from a specified location to the vehicle. It’s lightness and operational flexibility enable quick and efficient handling of goods in different traffic scenarios.
2.5 In construction and renovation sites, manual pallet truck are used to move building materials, bricks, stones, timber, etc. Workers can use the trolley to move heavy materials from the transport vehicle to the construction site and to stack and install them appropriately.
Conclusion: Manual pallet truck has become powerful assistant for logistics operators thanks to their lightness and flexibility, efficient lifting, safety and reliability, and multifunctional applications. It not only enhances logistics efficiency and reduces workload, but also brings convenience and safety. With the development of the logistics industry, manual pallet truck will continue to play an important role in various fields and become one of the important tools leading to logistics handling technology.