Figure 7-9.--Hand pallet truck (electrical).
Figure 7-7.--Stock picker truck.
load, the presence of grades or inclines along the route,
or other considerations require the use of powered
HAND PALLET TRUCK
The hand pallet truck is available in two distinct
designs. They are the hand-operated, hand-propelled
model and the electric-powered, hand-operated model.
The tiering truck (figure 7-10) is an electric-
The pallet truck has two load-carrying forks that can
powered forklift truck of the straddle-arm design. The
rise about 4 inches to carry palletized loads. Its purpose
forks on the tiering truck are located between two
is to move pallet loads, which do not require stacking,
in short hauls. This includes moving pallet loads into
cargo trucks as well as moving material during
shipping and receiving operations. It works well with
forklift trucks and can access areas where a forklift
cannot because of space limitations.
The manual/hydraulic hand pallet truck (figure
7-8) works well in loading and unloading cargo trucks
and aircraft. This model is used whenever the
operating conditions do not require a hand truck with
the special characteristics of the powered model.
The electric hand pallet truck (figure 7-9) is
advantageous for moving pallet loads to longer
distances. We also use this truck when the size of the
Figure 7-8.--Hand pallet truck (manual/hydraulic).
Figure 7-10.--Tiering truck.