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High lift pallet trucks offer all the benefits of a standard pallet truck with the added bonus of being able to lift pallets up to 800mm (approximately waist height). This makes them ideal for maintaining good working posture and minimising physical strain while loading and unloading pallets. Explore our range of manual high lift pallet trucks with a load capacity of 1000kg, or our electric trucks which can lift loads up to 800mm height in just eight seconds.

Why choose Manutan for your high lift pallet trucks?

We pride ourselves on our commitment to quality and performance, along with ensuring we provide the highest level of service to our customers. All our pallet trucks conform to BS EN and ISO certification requirements and we provide free delivery and returns on all products.

If you’re looking for something different, we invite you to browse our full range of high quality pallet trucks, trolleys and stackers, including electric pallet trucks, scissor lift pallet trucks, stainless steel sack trucks and pallet trucks with weighing scales.


What are the benefits of a high lift pallet truck?

The main benefit of a high lift pallet truck (also known as a pallet jack) is it can be easily adjusted to a comfortable height that suits the operator’s preference and reduces the risk of injury caused by repetitive bending, lifting and stretching. The trucks are easy to use and pallets can be raised and lowered quickly and safely. Due to their ease of use, no operator licence is required, however it’s the responsibility of the employer to ensure their staff know how to safely operate equipment in the workplace to prevent accidents from occuring. Safety regulations should be observed and adhered to at all times.

How high will a pallet truck lift?

This will depend on the type of pallet truck you have. The maximum height of standard trucks tends to be approximately 200mm. A high lift pallet truck can lift loads up to 800mm in height in a matter of seconds. If you’re looking for a safe way to lift your cargo to higher areas in the warehouse, high lift pallet trucks are the right product for you.

How to use a high lift pallet truck

Using a high lift truck is the same as using a standard manual pallet jack. Both are designed for ease of use. Simply press the control lever to lower the forks, slide the forks under the pallet and pump the handle to lift the load to the desired height. You can then move the pallet to its desired location.

Electric high lift pallet trucks operate in a similar way, except the lifting and lowering is done by pressing a button on the handle. A micro-switch prevents excess vibration for safety purposes while the forks are in motion. The emergency push button on our electric trucks have an isolator battery cut off switch for a safer work environment.

What is the maximum handling limit for a pallet truck in the UK?

A pallet truck’s safe maximum handling limit in the UK depends on the type of truck in question, where it is used and the area it is intended to cover. Please be aware that all our high lift pallet trucks have a capacity load of 1000kg. Overloading a pallet truck can cause it to overbalance or malfunction, creating a health and safety hazard.

Consider what loads you’ll likely be transporting to ensure the pallet trucks you choose will be suitable. If you need any advice, our sales team is on hand to help. We have more information on our blog What is a Pallet Truck’s Safe maximum Handling Limit?

How do I choose the right high lift pallet truck for me?

When choosing which pallet truck is right for you and your workplace, it is worth taking the following into consideration:

  • Lifting height - if you are constantly loading and unloading pallets at waist height, you should consider one of our high lift range. This will reduce the risk of injury through repetitive bending and lifting.
  • Price - here at Manutan, we offer pallet trucks and trolleys to suit a range of budgets. If you’re looking to buy high lift pallet trucks, our heavy duty scissor lifter models start from just £389.
  • Load capacity - in order to prevent accidents from occuring, it’s vital that you never exceed a pallet truck’s maximum load capacity. Make sure you consider the weight of what you’ll likely be transporting and choose a product that can safely support this.
  • Size - you should consider the fork size of your pallet truck in relation to the size of the pallets you will be lifting. When browsing our range, be sure to look at the specifications of each model which will clearly specify fork length and width.
  • Workplace environment - if your warehouse or factory has a significant number of ramps or areas where the floor is uneven, you may wish to consider the wheels of the pallet truck and which ones will be suited to your workplace.

What is the difference between electric and manual high lift pallet trucks?

A manual high lift pallet truck is operated by a person who pumps a handle to raise and lower the forks, while an electric high lift pallet jack has an electric motor that lifts and lowers the forks. An electric high lift pallet truck tends to be more efficient and can lift loads more rapidly, but is usually more expensive and needs regular charging. Both electric and manual high lift trucks can lift pallets to a similar height (800mm).

Are high lift pallet trucks subject to LOLER?

High lift pallet trucks are subject to LOLER as there is an increased of injury or damage caused by items falling from the truck.

Why are electric high lift pallet trucks more expensive?

Electric high lift pallet trucks are more expensive than their manual counterparts because they have more components and features which require higher manufacturing and maintenance costs. For example, electric high lift pallet trucks have electric motors, batteries, chargers, controllers, sensors and switches that manual high lift pallet trucks do not have. The higher cost is often recouped over time as electric pallet trucks can help to increase overall productivity and workplace efficiency.

Do you offer free delivery?

Yes, we offer free next day delivery on high lift pallet jacks and trucks and all other stocked products when ordered before 4:00pm. Please note this applies to Mainland UK addresses only.

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If you’re not sure which product is right for you, please don’t hesitate to get in touch - our friendly team will be happy to assist you.

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