Pallet jacks are used to move palletized loads...Show More
Pallet jacks are used to move palletized loads. They are tiny in comparison to other tools in the material handling family. Due to their size, pallet jacks are only capable of lifting and transporting small loads, but their build allows them to access and navigate tight quarters and narrow passages with ease.
They come in two types: manual and electric. Manual pallet jacks can carry a standard pallet and are often used to rearrange pallets in trailers and other confined storage spaces. Electric pallet jacks are larger and often operate in warehouses or factories. They can be used to move heavier material that’s not suitable for a hand-operated model. Check out the FAQs below to learn more.
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As you might suspect, pallet jacks are less expensive to rent than forklifts. The price will vary depending on the type of pallet jack and the duration of your rental.
A manual pallet jack is significantly less expensive than an electric model. It can cost $47 a day, $130 a week, or $260 a month. A motorized pallet jack will run you $78 a day, $229 a week, or $624 a month.
Most pallet jacks have a maximum lifting capacity of about 5,000 pounds. The load capacity will depend on the model, so make sure to check this to determine the right pallet jack for your needs. Heavy-duty pallet jacks can support heavier loads up to 15,000 pounds.
Pallet jacks aren’t built to lift materials as high as forklifts. Most are able to raise their loads just a foot or two off the ground, although some have a maximum lift height of eight feet. Make sure to double check what your model is capable of.
Whether you need a manual or electric pallet jack will depend on the size of the load you want to carry, how high you want to lift it, and how tight the space is where you’re working.