For industry and trade professionals

Pallet Truck guide


Which hand pallet truck is right for you?

How do you decide which steering wheels you need? Single or tandem rollers? What fork length? Which width across the forks?

This pallet truck buying guide will help you decide which fork dimensions, wheels and rollers are best for you...

NYLON STEERING WHEEL
  • Ideal for hard surfaces.
  • The easy-to-clean rims are great for indoor applications requiring high levels of hygiene (eg. the food industry).
  • Hard but brittle (they are less impact resistant than the alternatives).
  • Low rolling resistance.
  • Create more noise when travelling than Rubber or Polyurethane.
RUBBER STEERING WHEEL
  • Ideal for irregular floors.
  • Recommended for soft surfaces or areas liable to moisture (due to increased grip).
  • Flexible, supple, absorbs shocks.
  • Not suitable to areas requiring high levels of hygiene (can leave traces on the floor).
  • Do not use on floors with metal debris.
POLYURETHANE STEERING WHEEL
  • Suitable for all applications.
  • Recommeded for heavy loads.
  • Crosses obstacles (such as expansion joints) with ease.
  • Almost silent during travel.
  • Low rolling resistance.
ROLLER WHEEL OPTIONS
SINGLE: TANDEM (DOUBLE):
  • For flat surfaces.
  • Suitable for entering the open side of pallets.
  • Improves travel on uneven ground and obstacle clearance.
  • Suitable for entering pallets lengthways and sideways.
FORK LENGTHS
795 / 800 mm : 950 mm: 1150 mm
  • Suitable for carrying pallets sideways.
  • Suitable for carrying pallets sideways and lengthways.
  • Ideal for use in confined spaces.
  • Suitable for carrying pallets sideways and lengthways.
  • Ideal for general warehouse use.
FORK WIDTHS
520 mm : 680 mm :
  • Suitable for lifting 'Euro Pallets'.
  • May be unstable in some applications.
  • Useful for larger pallets.
  • Can not enter 'Euro Pallets' lengthways.