Wesco Pallet Jack Truck With Hand Brake: A Douglas Review

Go to any warehouse or material handling facility in the United States (USA) and the chances are you’ll see at least one – and possibly many more – Wesco pallet jacks with a hard brake being used throughout the establishment. These robust machines in their distinctive yellow finery are one of the most popular items that we supply here at Douglas Equipment.

We cannot really recommend Wesco pallet jacks with a handbrake highly enough.

Here is a Douglas Equipment review of the Wesco pallet jack truck with hand brake:

What Makes Wesco Products So Great, Anyhow?

If you’ve read a few of our blog posts, then you will no doubt understand that we champion the products made by Wesco on a frequent basis. The reason? We know high quality items of material handling equipment when we see them, and when it comes to Wesco’s products, they truly are some of the best in the business!

In addition, when our clients make their first purchase of a Wesco product, we find that they come back and demand Wesco products from us time and time again. The reason for this is obvious. When you find a company that you’re satisfied with, you tend to stick with them!

The History of Wesco

Wesco has been around since 1922 and has become one of the biggest suppliers of all types of business solutions both globally and all across the USA. We mainly stock their material handling equipment items, including platform trucks, carts and dollies, drum-handling equipment, lift equipment, dock and shipping equipment, and of course, pallet jacks.

About the Wesco Pallet Jack Truck with Hand Brake

The frame of the pallet jack truck is 27” in width, and 48.25” in depth. It’s composed of steel and is painted in durable yellow paint. The steel frame gives the pallet truck immense strength and durability, meaning when operated it has the capacity to deal with loads up to 5,500 lbs. in weight.

Mobility is provided by two large steering wheels at the back, plus four smaller wheels/rollers mounted in pairs at the end of the forks. The wheels under the handle are made from moldon polyurethane for both strength and easy traction. The forks themselves are the industry-standard 6” in width.

The whole unit weighs just over 200 lbs. The handle has a height of just over 48”, and comes with a rubber-coated handle.

The pump is hydraulic and comes with a two-year warranty. The handbrake is used to hold the pallet jack in place when required. The brakes are disc brakes.

Specs at a Glance

  • Product code: WES-272667
  • Dimensions: 27” W x 63” D x 48.25” H
  • Construction material: Steel
  • Weight: 215 lbs.
  • Load capacity: 5,500 lbs.
  • Wheel dimension: 7”
  • Roller dimension: 3”
  • Wheel construction material: Moldon Polyurethane

The Wesco Pallet Jack Truck with Hand Brake – How it Performs

Once you make the decision to purchase a Wesco Pallet Jack Truck with a hand brake, you’ll be delighted by its performance. The unit is sturdy and strong, providing satisfaction in the working arena for many years to come.

The business end of the pallet jack truck has been constructed to completely eliminate any potential issues regarding maneuverability. The truck is easy to control and you will not have any issues when it comes to getting the truck precisely where you want it to be. The rubber-coated handle is an excellent idea too. If you are using the truck outdoors you won’t need to wear gloves to handle it on a frigid day.

The large wheel under the handle gives an extra dimension to the truck’s usefulness, and the pumping action required to use the unit’s hydraulics is smooth and virtually effortless.

You Won’t Find a Pallet Jack Truck That’s Easier Than This One!

The Wesco Pallet Jack Truck glides smoothly across the floor and is raised just enough to slip easily beneath your pallets without issue. Of course, the truck can also be stacked manually to give it an extra dimension of usefulness. The truck has the capability to lift loads up to 5,500 lbs. in weight, meaning even the most well-stacked pallet can be lifted with virtually effortless ease.

Even when loaded up to its full load-carrying capacity, the pallet truck remains easy to use, and the maneuverability factor means that you can move anything you want from point A to point B without issue. There’s no need to worry about ‘pallet wobble’ or tipping – the truck is sturdy enough to cope easily with loads up to its capacity limit.

No More Runaway Equipment!

Of course, sometimes loads don’t want to stay where they are put – particularly on sloped ground – so that’s why the hand brake is such a useful addition. Easy to apply, the brake will prevent slippage or runaway loads, giving you that crucial extra dimension of safety – essential in any busy warehouse or production facility.

In short, if you are looking for a pallet jack truck that has the added convenience of a hand brake, then we can safely recommend that you give the Wesco Pallet Jack Truck with hand brake some serious consideration.

Douglas Equipment: Your Source for Wesco Equipment

If you would like to speak to our team to learn more about this unit, or to learn more about the fantastic range of products that Wesco can provide your company with, then the material handling equipment experts at Douglas Equipment would be happy to discuss these matters with you. We can be contacted at any time. Just call us toll free at 1-800-451-0030, or use the online contact form that’s available on our web site.