The hand pallet truck is a vital part to most operations. It allows you to transport pallet loads of items throughout your operation. The Toyota hand pallet trucks are famed for their durability and long life.
The Toyota hand pallet trucks are available to purchase with a range of different fork sizes. There are some considerations that you need to make when purchasing your truck to make sure you select the correct size of forks.
When selecting a hand pallet truck, there are two different dimensions you need to choose. These are the fork length and the fork width.
The fork length is pretty simple to explain; it’s how long each fork is in millimetres.
The fork width is something that you need to pay attention to; it is the total width between the outer edges of both forks.
Do you know what dimensions to choose? This is influenced by the type of pallet you are transporting.
There are two common types of pallet which are used in most operations; these are the Euro Pallet and the UK GKN Pallet which can also be known as a Chep Pallet.
The other thing that you need to consider is how the pallets are loaded; this is something to be increasingly aware of if you use Euro Pallets in your operation. Standard loading of the pallets is carried out by inserting forks into the pallets shorter side, whereas side loading pallets is when the forks are inserted into its longer side. This may then result in a large amount of your forks showing out of the opposite end of the pallet.
The recommended fork dimensions for each type of pallet are:-
Euro Pallet – 1150mm long x 520mm wide.
UK GKN Pallet – 1000mm long x 685mm wide.
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