To answer the question of what a pallet truck’s safe maximum handling limit is, there are several factors that need to be taken into consideration, including the type of pallet truck you’re using, the environment that the pallet truck is being used in, the distance that needs to be covered and the duration of time the truck is being used for, among others.
Average Maximum Handling Limit of a Pallet Truck
The average maximum handling limit of a pallet truck is again very dependent on these previously mentioned factors; unfortunately, there are no hard and fast, general rules on maximum handling limits to go off of. However, generally, the maximum handling limit of a manual pallet truck will average out at around 700kg, or 1500lbs. The average maximum handling limit of an electric pallet truck is much larger, at around 2300kgs, or 5000lbs. It is important to note that different brands or types of pallet truck will have slightly different weight limits to go off of, that will usually be provided when bought; in this instance, you would obviously go by the maximum handling limit supplied. For example, our Heavy Duty Pallet Truck comes with a maximum load capacity of 2500kg, and is stated clearly in the product. Always make sure that you’re aware of the specific handling limit of each of your pallet trucks, to ensure that you’re using the trucks as safely as possible. Other popular types of pallet truck that may have differing maximum handling limits include; manual pallet trucks, high-lift pallet trucks and weigh scale pallet trucks.