With so many configurations and customizations available, it can be hard to discern which electric pallet jack meets your handling needs.
For these very reasons, it’s important to do your research before investing in this product handling technology.
Keep in mind that price does not always reflect how useful a pallet jack can be. The most important thing to consider is what you’ll be using it for, whether it be in warehouse and distribution centers, freezers or coolers where the temperature drops significantly, or wet environments.
Now that you know what the main focus is when selecting the right pallet jack, follow along to learn more about what other things could influence your investment.
1. Length of the Electric Pallet Jack
The first step in the process is determining the size of the fork needed to complete your tasks. A fork that is too small will not allow you to complete the task at all, whereas a fork that is too large can cause maneuvering issues.
Measuring the space where the pallet jack will be and the size of the objects it will be transporting or carrying is crucial. This will ensure the pallet jack has enough space to turn and maneuver and the right support system to cater to your needs.
2. The Load Capacity
Each electric pallet jack model comes with a specified load capacity. It’s important to review this number and ensure that none of the items that could be potentially transported by it exceed this number. This could lead to a malfunctioning of the pallet jack, and in the worst case scenario, permanent damage.
Electric pallet jacks can be designed to be ridden, or walked along with in the same manner as you do with manual pallet jacks. Which style you choose could depend on how much you want to spend and/or how large of an area you have to travel with the pallet jack every day. If you are covering a very large area, it would be to your benefit to choose a model that allows you to stand on the pallet jack itself, eliminating a lot of footsteps.
Electric pallet jacks come in all different shapes and sizes, so it’s important to determine what you need your model to perform.
Knowing where you could go wrong when picking a pallet jack can help you spot potential problems and will eventually lead you to the right choice.
If you’re interested in exploring different types of pallet jacks or simply need more help understanding the process, don’t hesitate to contact us! We’d be happy to provide you with top of the line quality and unparalleled knowledge and price.