Table of Contents
- 1 What are All-Terrain Pallet Jacks?
- 2 Features of Rough Terrain Pallet Jacks
- 3 Advantages and Disadvantages of Rough Terrain Pallet Jacks
- 4 Uses of All-Terrain Pallet Jacks
- 5 Manufacturers of All-Terrain Pallet Jacks
What are All-Terrain Pallet Jacks?
All-terrain pallet jacks usually have a light weight but strong frame design for handling evenly distributed loads. They have large wheels for moving objects over different kinds of surfaces.
This type of pallet jack has smooth rollers that move products easily over rough surfaces such as gravel. It has a hand control with three positions – raise, lower, and neutral. All-terrain pallet trucks have a steering arc range of 180 – 210 degrees, depending on the brand. These pallet trucks can also have adjustable forks of various measurements.
These pallet jacks have multiple variations: hand pallet trucks, electric pallet trucks, and electric rough terrain pallet stackers. Each type is suitable for a specific application or industry.
Hand pallet trucks are designed for moving pallets over rough surfaces or terrains. For hand pallet jacks, a hand release trigger is available in order to control the rate of descent. Electric pallet trucks allow the moving of palletized materials without any effort. Electric rough terrain pallet stackers move and lift loads over uneven surfaces.
Features of Rough Terrain Pallet Jacks
Most rough terrain pallet jacks are fitted with pneumatic tires for undulating surfaces. Pneumatic tires are kinds of wheels that have a metal hub that has a rubber tire mounted on it. To attain its desired characteristics, the tires are filled with air or foam to a certain pressure level applicable for their use.
Adjustable forks are also available for optional accessories. There are variants of pallet trucks that are designed with a wider frame, while there are others that are made to be more narrow in order to fit into tight spots. As compared to traditional pallet jacks, all-terrain pallet trucks have an increased lift height.
An optional accessory for the all-terrain pallet jack is a tow bar package that allows the unit to be towed by a utility tractor or ATV. This tow bar package is designed for pulling in the loaded or unloaded position.
Advantages and Disadvantages of Rough Terrain Pallet Jacks
Pneumatic tires have the ability to efficiently absorb shock loads from impacts as well as cushion these loads. These type of tires are very apt for rough terrains and uneven surfaces because of its ability to absorb sudden shock loads. These pneumatic tires are made of soft rubber tread, preventing loud noises from damaging the hearing of operators. Operators would experience less hassle and more productivity using pneumatic tires for their work since the tires do not make loud sounds while operating the pallet truck.
Using pneumatic tires for all-terrain pallet trucks also has its disadvantages. Since the tires have a large footprint and air-filled tire deflection, more force is required for the wheels to move. The wheels would so be harder to swivel, and more maintenance is needed to monitor the tires’ air pressure because they are very easily punctured.
Uses of All-Terrain Pallet Jacks
This variation of pallet truck is often used in building and construction sites, garden centers, gravel pits, and nurseries. Because of its shock-absorbing ability and large tires, it is often used on uneven surfaces and rough terrains.
Models of all terrain pallet jack for sale are to be discussed in the next section.
Manufacturers of All-Terrain Pallet Jacks
Vestil Pallet Trucks
|Overall Size (WxLxH)||63 ¾ x 49 x 51||65 x 63 x 51||64 x 50 x 51|
|Adjustable Fork Width (in)||9 ½ – 26||9 ½ – 26||12 – 26 ¾|
|Fork Length (in)||32||48||32|
|Service Range (in)||3 – 9||3 – 9||3 – 9|
ULINE Pallet Trucks
|Fork Size (LxW)||32 x 10-26|
|Load Capacity (lbs)||2000|
|Wheel Diameter (in)||10/ 16|
|Dimensions (LxWxH)||49 x 65 ½ x 50 ½|
|Fork Thickness (in)||2 3/8|
CONHERSA Pallet Trucks
Hand Pallet Trucks
|Load Capacity (kg)||1500||1500||1500||500|
|Lifting Height (mm)||200||200||200||200|
|Maximum Pallet Width (mm)||1200||1000||1200||850|
|Dimensions LxWxH (mm)||1413 x 1640 x 800||1413 x 1300 x 800||1413 x 1520 x 800||1128 x 1104 x 800|
Electric Pallet Trucks
|Model||EH-2||EPT-100 AC||EPT-2×500 DC|
|Load Capacity (kg)||1200||1200||1200|
|Lifting height (mm)||200||200||200|
|Maximum pallet width (mm)||1200||1200||1200|
|Dimensions LxWxH (mm)||1430 x 1640 x 800||1590 x 1640 x 850||1590 x 1640 x 850|
|Drive motor (W)||500||1000||2 x 500|
|Lift motor (W)||800||800||800|
|Battery capacity (Ah)||60||100||100|
Electric Rough Terrain Pallet Stacker
|Model of All-Terrain Pallet Jack||ET-1000||ET-1200|
|Lifting capacity (mm)||1600||1600|
|Maximum pallet width (mm)||1200||1200|
|Dimensions LxWxH (mm)||1900 x 1500 x 2140||1900 x 1500 x 2140|
|Drive motor (W)||500||2 x 500|
|Lifting motor (W)||2500||2500|