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Did you know that there are many types of manual hydraulic pallet trucks?

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Published by NEWTON February 02,2024

As a small lifting tool for moving goods over short distances, manual hydraulic pallet trucks can be said to play an extremely important role. Its other two popular names are ground cattle and hand pallet trucks, which should be often seen in shopping malls and supermarkets. So, what are the categories of manual hydraulic pallet trucks? If you want to choose a manual hydraulic car that suits you, what are the key points you need to pay attention to? Let me give you one by one. First of all, a manual hydraulic pallet truck is a small volume hydraulic device that is very easy to operate and very convenient to use. Its ergonomic handle design has three functions: lifting, carrying and lowering, allowing you to do more with less when handling goods.

Hand pallet trucks

Hand hydraulic pallet trucks usually have one-piece cast cylinders, which makes them aesthetically pleasing and robust. At the same time, it also features a chrome-plated piston rod and an internal relief valve to provide overload protection and control the descent speed. What's even better is that the spool is a monolithic design, so it is relatively inexpensive to repair. These features make the manual hydraulic pallet truck particularly suitable for those situations where horizontal handling is required but space is cramped. Its load capacity is generally between 1.0 and 5.0 tons, and the width of the working aisle is generally between 2.3 meters and 2.8 meters. Of course, you can choose the most suitable model for you according to the needs of different working conditions.

Hand pallet trucks

Next, let's take a look at the key points that need to be paid attention to when buying a manual hydraulic car. The first is the width of the forks. You can choose the right fork width according to the size of the pallet you use every day. Generally speaking, there are two standard sizes of manual hydraulic trucks, wide and narrow, which are 685*1200mm for wide cars and 540*1150mm for narrow cars. The second is the load capacity. The load of manual hydraulic pallet truck is generally available in four grades of international standard 2.0 tons, 2.5 tons, 3.0 tons and 5.0 tons, you can choose the right load capacity according to your needs. According to the national standard, the height of the pallet is generally 100mm, so the minimum height of the manual hydraulic pallet truck is of course lower than this standard. In general, the height of the manual hydraulic pallet truck at the lowest point can be divided into 85mm and 75mm. Of course, there are also special low-profile manual hydraulic pallet trucks, which can even reach a minimum height of 35mm. However, this low-profile model is slightly more expensive and is not recommended unless you have special needs. In addition, the fork steel plate of the low-profile vehicle is relatively thin, so its maximum load can only reach 1.5 tons.

Hand pallet trucks

 The thickness of the steel plate of the fork is also an important factor to pay attention to. A high-quality 3.0 ton manual hydraulic pallet truck is generally made of 4mm thick steel plates, while poorer quality models cannot meet this standard, and the steel plate thickness may even be only 3mm. This kind of cutting corners in order to reduce costs is actually irresponsible, as such vehicles are prone to breakdowns during use. In addition, the thickness of the fork steel plate of the standard 5.0 ton manual hydraulic pallet truck should also reach more than 8mm, otherwise it is difficult to bear the weight of such a heavy load.

Hand pallet trucks

When purchasing a manual hydraulic car, you also need to consider the wheel material. The choice of wheel material should be determined according to the condition of the work site. If the ground is smooth, then you can choose nylon wheels because nylon wheels are relatively cheap and relatively low-effort to use. If the ground condition is poor, you can choose aluminum alloy and polyurethane wheels, which are more wear-resistant. However, if you want to reduce damage to the floor, such as if the factory floor is a flooring material, it is best to choose polyurethane wheels instead of nylon wheels. Because nylon wheels are comparatively stiffer, while polyurethane wheels are comparatively softer, they have less impact on the ground.

Hope you find this information helpful! If you have any further questions, please feel free to continue asking them.

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