Electric Pallet Truck 1.2t
Electric Pallet Truck 1.2t
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.
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 enduser. 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 truck for your operation.
Pallet truck, Pallet jack or Pump truck, what is all of this 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.
Why do I need an electric pallet truck?
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, an electric pallet truck is the most convenient and cheap alternative to move from manual to electric transport.
What are the different types of a pallet lift?
Generally pallet trucks can be divided into three categories
1. 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 electric 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.
2. Electric pallet truck (walkie / pedestrian)
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 of electric pallet trucks 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.
3. Electric ride on trucks
If you transport pallets or other load carrier over long distance you might want to consider ride on electric pallet trucks. With these trucks 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 trucks 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 choose the right truck?
Every customer can find the right truck at EP and we are proud to offer such a large variety of machines for every application.
First of all you have to know what load carrier / weight you want to transport? EP offers pallet trucks from 1000kg to 2000kg capacity. Another important aspect 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. How do you use the machine? 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 liken 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 need help to find the right truck for your need, please contact the EP support team or your local dealer to find out more about the different specifications of our machines.