Midland Pallet Trucks, a nationwide leader in the supply of handling equipment for UK warehouses, factories and logistics has announced the introduction of a new range of stainless steel apparatus to expand upon an already vast collection of high quality hand pallet trucks. The introduction of two new pieces of equipment provides the company with an opportunity to meet evolving client needs through the provision of shorter length pallet trucks to safely handle both Euro pallet and UK GKN Pallet configurations.
Already offering an extensive range of high lift pallet trucks and manual stacker trucks, Midland Pallet Trucks new additions include the DBCS20-685×1000 short and wide stainless steel pallet truck and the DBCS20-520×1000 short stainless steel pallet truck. Both are shorter length pump trucks with 1000mm lengths, a lowered fork height and raised fork height of 85mm and 200mm respectively. The new models each offer a 2500kg capacity, 180x50mm nylon steering wheels, and 80x70mm nylon tandem load rollers.
The DBCS20-685×1000 model is categorised as a ‘special size’ pallet truck, with wider fork dimensions in addition to the shorter length. This model features a larger gap between forks —365mm compared to the 200mm of the DBCS20-520×1000 model — making it ideally suited to moving and handling Blue GKN style pallets especially.
“We know that there’s no ‘one size fits all’ in warehouse management and materials handling,” says Midland Pallet Trucks Managing Director Phil Chesworth. “We believe that it’s essential for teams to have quick, simple access to the right handling equipment to allow them to safely, securely, and efficiently move different pallet styles and different loads.
“We’ve had fantastic feedback for our existing stainless steel pallet trucks, so introducing these two new models seemed like the natural next step for us.”
Both of the new models offered by Midland Pallet Trucks feature quality AISI 304 stainless steel construction; a grade that is renowned for its strength, durability, and non-corrosive properties against many different forms of oxidising acids. Less costly than AISI 316 grade stainless steel, the use of 304 is designed to offer Midland Pallet Trucks customers high quality, cost effective handling equipment with good weldability, excellent low temperature performance, and top corrosion resistance.
While Midland Pallet Trucks is already known for its stainless steel hand pallet truck collection, including the ACS20-540×1150 and DBCS20-540×1150, the company’s two new models are the first to feature the shorter 1000mm length, and also boast greater weight capacity, with previous models capable of handling 2000kg.