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Midland Pallet Trucks reveals tips for choosing the right equipment

Choosing the correct equipment for each business takes careful consideration. But with extensive ranges of materials handling equipment available, selecting which is the right solution within a company can seem daunting.

Midland Pallet Trucks, one of the country’s leading suppliers of hand pallet trucks, fork accessories, and drum loaders, has offered tips for getting the right product to those puzzled by the myriad of options on offer.

There are many different aspects of jobs to consider before investing in such equipment. And the first thing businesses need to look at is where the gaps in the company are that could be filled with equipment. Logistics, for example, can always be improved by looking into equipment that makes it easier and quicker to move items from one place to another. Pallet trucks and forklift trucks are common additions to workforces where high volume of items need to be moved on a regular basis.

Phil Chesworth, managing director at Midland Pallet Trucks, said: “Equipment is a big investment for businesses of any size, so managers and owners will want to make sure they get it right. It’s all well and good looking at competitors, but every business is different, so where one company has gaps, another won’t – and vice versa. Therefore, investment of this type shouldn’t be taken lightly, but instead carefully considered.”

Next up is to examine the environment and terrain the equipment will be used on. For example, is the business outdoor or indoor? And what kind of flooring is down? These factors will significantly affect the choice of equipment businesses need to invest in. Rough terrain trucks are great for use on uneven surfaces, but businesses do not need to spend money on these if they are simply going to be used in warehouses and factories. Instead a standard pallet truck will do the job, and save money at the same time.

Bearing in mind what type of items will be manoeuvred is the last consideration. Large pallets full of stuffs need to be moved with a pallet truck for example. Boxes are often moved with sack trucks, while drum loaders come in handy for companies looking to lift drums effectively. So taking into account this will make sure businesses get it right – every time.

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