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Sitecraft offers a comprehensive range of quality motorised pallet trucks and electric pallet jacks to choose from. We are able to meet the individual needs of businesses across Australia by supplying a broad selection of pallet lifters and movers.
This includes a variety of sizes and configurations that cater to the manual handling requirements of almost any industry, including manufacturing, logistics, mining, defence and retail operations.
Check out our latest innovations, the Logimove 1500 and the Logimove 1500 Transport, a fully electric pallet jack. These provide an all-new user experience with a compact design and advanced electronics. The long-lasting lithium-ion battery system maximises efficiency while minimising downtime. Talk to one of our industry experts about the all-new Logimove 1500.
Trolley jacks are one of the most commonly used materials handling devices, however, safety is a massive concern. Ignoring the supplier’s safe operating instructions can cause the type of manual handling injuries they are designed to help workplaces avoid.
At risk is the operator, those working nearby and even customers and passers-by. Unsafe electric jack use may also introduce new hazards into the workplace, such as collisions with people or obstacles in the workplace, or the falling of heavy loads. Risks to the operator include the potential of crushed feet under the forks or wheels, jammed hands between steering controls structures, and a range of musculoskeletal injuries should a heavy-duty trolley jack roll out of control or slip over the edge of an unguarded ramp.
Also known as “pump trucks”, these are available in manual or battery-powered models to lift and move palletised loads efficiently. The motorised pallet trucks include walking types and ride-on. Injuries from misuse are common with manual pallet jacks as they require heavy pushing or pulling when fully loaded. The all-new Logimove 1200 features a lithium-ion battery system, for enhanced safety and operating capabilities.
The majority of operators pull pallet trucks backwards, thinking it is easier to manoeuvre around obstacles. Ergonomists recommend manual trolley jacks be “pushed” as this technique puts less strain on the body and prevents typical “pulling” injuries from bending the lower back and twisting the upper torso. Pushing also helps to keep the body upright and uses power from leg muscles.
Proper training is crucial to prevent injury. Each model may be different and require different levels of operator training. If the type of pallet jack to be used is powered, it is recommended that operators have a forklift licence or be trained to a reasonable level of competency. Forklifts and electric powered stackers do similar work and the risk of injury to the operator and others in the workplace is also fairly high Training Techniques for Motorised Pallet Jacks Employers must ensure workers are given instruction and training so that they can use the equipment safely. Employers must also ensure risks of using the pallet jack are identified and measures put in place to control those risks.
Training techniques can include:
A pre-use inspection. Check all operating controls, moving parts and warning devices. Also, look for fluid leaks and check the general condition of wheels, tyres and forks. Any defects should be reported and the jack tagged as “Out of Service” immediately to avoid injury.
Operational safety procedures and safe operations around loading docks and when travelling through the workplace. Keeping to the working zones and following a planned travel path is essential for avoiding collisions. Operators need a clear view of the path so that they can see other mobile equipment, such as forklifts, and workers on foot. A spotter is suggested if the load obscures the operator’s vision in a busy workplace. Brakes should be applied and wheels checked when unloading or loading heavy loads at a loading dock. Travel with the load first and keep the jack straight. Loads should always be pushed into tight spaces to prevent the operator from being trapped between walls and the load or jack handle.
How to unload in a way to avoid manual handling injuries. Ensuring the load is stable on the pallet. Forks should be under the centre of the load and the pallet. If the load consists of different items, heavy items should be on the bottom layer to help keep the stack stable. Heavy Duty General Purpose Truck Our heavy-duty general-purpose truck is built to withstand the rigours of everyday commercial use, making it ideal for a wide range of applications. Boasting a 2500kg load capacity, it’s an outstanding performer in the industry. It also features polyurethane wheels, offering even greater floor protection and noise reduction.
If you want to prevent injuries and ensure workers don’t experience strain, battery/electric-powered equipment provides an ideal solution. Choose between standard-sized or compact and heavy-duty models, designed for use in tight applications. The new compact powered model incorporates power drive and power lift, enabling the effortless movement of heavy pallets in an exceptionally compact package. This helps provide unrivalled manoeuvrability in the tightest of working environments. A powerful 24 volt, 300 watts DC electric motor also ensures superior performance.
For larger workplaces and warehouses where palletised goods need to be transported long distances, the Logistic ride-on electric towing tug is an outstanding performer. The weight capacity of our ride-on models is up to 2000 kg.
High Capacity Power Lift Pallet Jack Models: The high capacity model is available in 2500 kg and 5000 kg capacities. These are used for moving very heavy loads and items, such as safes and vats. Our high capacity models also allow for the movement of two heavy pallets together.
Galvanised and Stainless Steel Pallet Trucks: Anti-corrosive, stainless steel trucks are ideal for workplace environments that require the transportation and storage of chemicals, pharmaceuticals or food products. These pallet handling devices are easy to keep clean and won’t be affected by chemicals or other corrosive materials. Galvanised pallet trucks and jacks also feature anti-corrosion properties and are perfect for use in supermarket freezers and other cold and damp storage rooms.
Sitecrafts range of smart stackers are the only walkie stacker with a built-in height sensing system; radically improving safety and efficiency in your workplace. These innovative walkie stackers sensor detects the height of the load and automatically adjusts the fork position up or down to ensure maximum efficiency and operator safety. This feature offers significant benefits where ever product is manually loaded onto or taken off pallets.
If you’d like assistance with selecting materials handling equipment that’s suitable for your business, the industry experts at Sitecraft are available to answer any queries you may have. Providing Australian run businesses from Brisbane to Melbourne with a range of pallet lifting equipment, we have decades of experience in the industry.
Should you have any questions regarding our products or if you’re interested in learning more about other warehouse handling equipment, such as conveyor systems, our team can assist you further. We’re happy to provide relevant information about our diverse range of material handling and safety products. Whether you’re located in Melbourne, Sydney, or elsewhere in Australia, reach out to our friendly team today to receive product advice or a competitive quote.