One of the most useful and timeless items in many shipping, manufacturing and wholesale industries is pallets. Pallets, the wooden platform, utilized to hold many items, are a regular item that is often taken for granted. Pallets are used countless times and ways in the daily activities of many of these industries and businesses, and an important aspect of how they are used is how easily they are moved. The ease, efficiency, and speed with which they are moved can greatly contribute to overall workplace flow, consistency and productivity.
Useful and Needed, Daily
As indicated, there are many industries and workplace environments in which pallets are used. And one of the most common ways to transport pallets is with a pallet jack. A pallet jack can be extremely useful in warehouses where many items may need to be moved from section to section throughout a normal business workday. Pallet jacks can also be used in and around loading docks, making moving pallets to and from certain areas easier in a very expedited manner. Pallet jacks can even be extremely useful in retail settings, where it is useful to move pallets of new merchandise to the corresponding area that enables faster merchandising. Pallet jacks can also be used in factories, allowing for the movement of different parts and items to be sped up, increasing production efficiency. These different workplace environments and areas are just the tip of useful ideas when it comes to areas in which pallet jacks may be found to be useful and much needed.
Selecting and Making the Right Match
One important aspect to consider when selecting a piece of equipment is to consider the specific job and work conditions in which you will need the equipment. Understanding the details of the job and workplace can help you to choose the best model for the job. By choosing the best model that is suited to the job at hand, you help to ensure that the job can be performed the best way possible and that the equipment will receive the type and amount of wear and tear that it is designed for. There are many different options and models of most types of equipment available today. The same is true for pallet jacks.
An example of matching the equipment to the job is the Stainless Steel Pallet Truck. It is specifically made for use in the food industry and other areas in which corrosive solutions are used. All parts are made of stainless steel. It offers forks that are 6 ¼” wide and are 48” long and 27” apart and sits on size 8 Moldon polyurethane caster wheels. It has a standard capacity of 5,000 lbs and a lateral capacity of 2,200 lbs.
The CPII Pallet Truck is a steel pallet truck that has 6” wide forks that are 48” long. It is offered in fork widths of 21” and 27”. Some of its specialty features are that it has adjustable fork connecting rods and an overload by bass. It has a comfortable rubber coated handle and entry and exit rollers. It has a capacity of 5,500 lbs. It is offered in different models that are available with either Moldon Polyurethane caster wheels or nylon caster wheels.
Another good option is the Standard Deluxe Pallet Truck. It is also constructed of steel, and offers 6” wide, 8 gauge forks that come, either 36”, 42” or 48” long and are 21” apart. It has a pump overload by pass, exit rollers and adjustable fork tie rods. It also sports a rubber coated handle and tapered fork tips.
There are also accessories for the pallet jacks. One such accessory is the Cargo backrest with Single Back. It is a backrest kit that can be added to particular pallet jacks that offers back support for cargo.
Choosing the Right Brand
As mentioned previously, selecting the right model is very important, but it is also very important to select the right manufacturer. Another thing to consider when choosing a piece of equipment is the brand. If you are in the business of moving things, you know that having sturdy, trustworthy equipment is vital. Therefore it is very important to be able to choose a brand that is known for its durability and solid construction. With the many different types of equipment available today and the myriad of manufacturers it can be difficult to know who to trust. That is why it is important to contact a company that has experience in the relevant field to find a trusted manufacturer of the equipment you need. A knowledgeable company can help to direct you and be able to answer your questions, helping you to find the most quality made and cost-effective piece of moving equipment for your business’s budget and needs.
Choosing the Right Supplier
At Douglas Equipment we understand the need for reliability and durability when it comes to your equipment. We at Douglas Equipment also know the importance of workplace flow. We have been in the moving equipment business for over fifty years in the South Florida area, an area known for being on the go. We pride ourselves in having the quality equipment and accessories offerings that we have. Our offering has grown over the years and our ability for what we are able to keep in stock. We understand the importance of keeping business moving, especially for those in industries that rely heavily on items being moved, shipped and shifted on a daily basis. We combine our excellent in-stock availability, customer service and knowledge of the industry to continue to bring you quality service and products. Please contact us Toll-free at 1-800-451-0030, locally at 305-888-3700, or by faxing us at 305-883-9563. We can also be reached electronically through the Contact Us section on our website. We look forward to hearing from you soon and helping you to match your business with the moving equipment that will best fit your needs and your budget.