Electric Pallet Trucks
As the worldwide largest manufacturer of electric pallet trucks, EP offers a wide range of machines, fit to the need of every customer and application. Find your very own pallet truck based on your requirement of Battery technology, lift capacity and application.
Why buy an electric pallet truck from EP?
Pallets are the common load carrier for all kinds of goods moved and transported in a worldwide supply chain. Pallet trucks are the universal tool to move pallets within production, warehouses, lories up to the point of sale in shops, supermarkets, DIY markets or even to the end user. Depending on the type of pallet, the load and the application, different pallet trucks meet the need of every customer. At EP Equipment we offer you the right electric pallet truck for sale to fit your operation.
Electric pallet truck, pallet jack, or pump truck – what’s this all about?
While all of these names refer pretty much to the same product, the difference can be found in the detail. From an industry standard the word pallet truck is most precise to describe the product category itself. The word pallet jack is commonly used in north America and describes the same category of trucks. Pump trucks refer more to manual hand pallet trucks without electric support for lifting or driving and can be seen as a sub-category or pallet jack / trucks.
The electric pallet truck is a versatile tool. Whether intended as a replacement for an existing pallet truck or as a first equipment purchase, it can be complicated to ascertain which type of electric pallet truck to buy. For this reason, we endeavour to make this as easy as possible. Let us have a look at some of the different use cases for the electric pallet trucks we have on sale.
Warehouses can be treacherous places if proper precautions are not taken. Tight conditions are often an inevitable consequence of the functioning storeroom, which makes finding the right lifter a difficult task. But let us assure you that every single electric pallet pump we offer for sale is easy to manoeuvre around cramped environments. Visibility is also of the utmost importance in these situations, so every electric pallet jack available for sale is built with safety at the forefront, for your peace of mind.
The same can be applied to construction sites and shop floors. Uneven terrain and immovable obstructions can often lead to logistical difficulties. That is why every EP electric pallet jack on sale is versatile and comes in all manner of different sizes, from manual hand jacks to riders. Whether intended for moving pallets to and from a heavy goods vehicle or simply ferrying material from one area of a site to another, we guarantee there will be a pallet truck for your application within our vast catalogue.
What are the different types of electric pallet truck on sale from EP Equipment?
In the past 50 years the international transport of goods has seen a massive growth. Pallets are the load carrier most common all over the world. Though they come in different sizes and shapes, our electric pallet trucks on sale represent the most convenient and cheap alternative to move from manual to electric transport.
Generally pallet trucks can be divided into three categories
- Manual, hand pallet trucks
The common, manual tool to lift and move short distance. The biggest advantage of hand pallet trucks is the price. Nothing is cheaper than a hand pallet truck, though prices have increased in recent years and helped speed up the shift to buying electric pallet trucks. They also come in a large variety of lift capacity, fork length and a variety of colors. Easy to operate, no driving license needed and simple to service.
- Electric pallet truck (walkie / pedestrian)
Buying an electric pallet truck is the evolution of the manual pallet truck reducing strain and pain for the user by making the movement of the truck electric. These trucks are the fastest growing category in the forklift / material handling industry. With different types of trucks from semi-electric machines (electric drive and manual lift) over traditional lead acid trucks to modern, light and small li-ion pallet trucks you find a large variety of products, fit to the need of every customer. EP Equipment is the worldwide largest manufacturer and provider of of electric pallet trucks for sale, and develops innovative products to fit the application of customers in all sectors like logistics (light and robust trucks), retails (simple and cheap trucks) up to industrial application with traditional lead acid batteries and fleet application.
When it comes to a modern supply chain, urban logistics plays a key role in the e-commerce sector. While most powered pallet trucks come with 24V technology, EP also offer jacks based on maintenance free, 48V technology giving more power and gradeability on ramps and uneven floor. To find out more check our EPT 20ET.
- Electric ride on trucks
If you transport pallets or other load carrier over long distance you might want to consider buying ride on electric pallet trucks. With these electric pallet trucks on sale from EP the driver can enjoy even less strain while transporting pallets in a large warehouse or loading an HGV / lorry. EP offers a variety of ride on pallet trucks for sale designed for all kinds of operation with foldable platform or with fixed platform. In most countries ride on pallet trucks need a driving license so make sure your employees get the right training and insurance. All of our rider trucks are designed for heavy duty application with the possibility to exchange the battery for multi shift application.
How to buy the right electric pallet truck:
Here at EP, we know that the key to any business is efficiency. That is why we have an extensive collection of electric pallet trucks for sale to keep your warehouse or construction site functioning properly. An extra helping hand is one thing, but a battery pallet truck in the hands of a trained operator is an invaluable tool for any company. Our electric pallet trucks for sale are simple to use and easy to store, ensuring hassle-free usage for your operation. At EP actively encourage you to buy electric powered pallet trucks that will not only perform, but last. After all, every electric pallet truck we offer is built to the highest of standards. So why not take a tour of our wide selection?
Every customer can buy the right electric pallet truck at EP and we are proud to offer such a large variety of electric pallet trucks for sale to fit the need for any application. To ensure the safe use of electric pallet trucks there are a few things you should know:
First of all you have to know what load carrier / weight you want to transport? EP offers electric pallet trucks for sale from 1000kg to 2000kg capacity. Another important aspect when buying your electric pallet trucks is the length of your load, as our pallet jacks can be delivered with different fork length and fork width.
The next question you have to answer is about the application of the truck. What is a pallet truck? What is a pallet truck used for? Is it mainly used indoor on flat surface? Or do you use the truck outdoor, uneven ground or for loading and unloading of HGV / lorries?
Another important question is about your charging habits and your requirements on the battery: If you want a light and low maintenance truck your choice will probably go for Li-Ion pallet trucks like our EPT 12EZ or a gel Battery truck like the semi electric EPT 20-15EHJ / full electric truck EPT 20-15ET. Those trucks can be opportunity charged and do not require regular maintenance, water refill or special charging rooms. Depending on the technology, the charging time varies between 2 hours (Li-Ion) and 8-10 hours (Gel Battery). Another choice is the traditional, lead acid battery. This battery is much heavier compared to Gel or Li-Ion, but is still the industry standard in many areas. The lead acid battery is less energy efficient and needs 8-10 hours charging. You also need to refill the batteries with water. As these batteries release gas during charging, it is necessary to ensure ventilation or special charging rooms with lead acid batteries and potentially special floor coating in charging areas.
If you have any questions with regards to buying the perfect pallet lifter for your work environment then please don’t hesitate to call us, and we can support you through the entire process. Alternatively, you can also contact your local dealer to find out more about the different specifications of EP’s electric forklifts for sale.