Powered Pallet Truck Buying Guide

Powered Pallet Truck Buying Guide – Walkie vs Rider Platform

In every application, it is important to know that your materials handling equipment is the best fit for the task at hand. And that doesn’t just include the functions of the truck, its build quality is an important factor too.

Here at Complete MH, we have a range of powered pallet trucks with lift capacities ranging from 1.0 – 5.0 tonnes, available in walk behind or rider platform variations. But which configuration is right for you? Take a look at our buying guide below which will give you all the information you need:

Walk Behind Powered Pallet Trucks

As the name suggests, these trucks allow an operator to walk behind them whilst being operated. Actually, the correct term should be walk in front of if you’re operating these trucks correctly (but it doesn’t have the same ring to it we’ll admit).

These trucks are ideal for use if you are transporting light to medium loads – anything up to 2.0 tonnes in this case. Because your operator has to walk with these pallet trucks, it is not advised to use them for travelling across long distances. Walk behind trucks are also best suited to applications where goods are being loaded and unloaded from the truck frequently.

Ride-On Platform Powered Pallet Trucks

Ride on platform powered pallet trucks feature a fold down operator platform that the operator stands on while driving the truck.

If you are transporting goods over longer distances, these trucks could be the right choice for you, as there is no need for walking as with the walk behind powered pallet trucks. This also makes these trucks more productive as you can move loads more quickly. An additional advantage to the rider platform machines is that you can use them as a walk behind or with the rider platform, providing you with more versatility dependent on what is required for the particular job you are undertaking.

If you would like to find out more about our range of powered pallet trucks, call 0191 271 0899 or e-mail sales@completemh.co.uk


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