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The Top Uses for Pedestrian Forklifts

If you operate a warehouse, you know how important it is to have the right equipment to get the job done. One piece of equipment that can make a big difference in your operations is a pedestrian forklift. Pedestrian forklifts, also known as walkie forklifts or pallet jacks, are a versatile and cost-effective solution for warehouses of all sizes.

Here are some of the top uses for pedestrian forklifts:

Moving Pallets

One of the primary uses for pedestrian forklifts is moving pallets around the warehouse. Pedestrian forklifts are designed to easily move pallets from one location to another, making them an essential tool for warehouse operators. They are particularly useful in smaller warehouses or those with narrow aisles, where larger forklifts may not be able to operate.

Loading and Unloading Trucks

Pedestrian forklifts can also be used to load and unload trucks. Their compact size and manoeuvrability make them ideal for use in tight spaces, and they can easily move pallets on and off trucks. This makes them an excellent choice for small to medium-sized warehouses that require a cost-effective solution for loading and unloading.

Order Picking

Pedestrian forklifts are also commonly used for order picking. With the ability to lift pallets and move them around the warehouse, pedestrian forklifts are an efficient tool for order fulfilment. They can be used to quickly move products to packing stations, reducing the time it takes to fill orders.

Stocking Shelves

Another use for pedestrian forklifts is stocking shelves in shops and supermarkets. With their compact size, pedestrian forklifts can easily manoeuvre through tight spaces and narrow aisles, making them ideal for stocking shelves with products. They can quickly move boxes from a central location to the desired shelf, improving the efficiency of the stocking process.

Moving Heavy Items

Pedestrian forklifts are also useful for moving heavy items such as machinery or equipment. Their ability to lift and move heavy items makes them a valuable tool in any warehouse. They can also be used to move large or awkwardly shaped items that are difficult to move by hand. Even if you don’t have a day to day use for a pedestrian forklift, they are a valuable standby addition to support manual handling activities.

General Warehouse Maintenance

Pedestrian forklifts can also be used for general warehouse maintenance tasks such as moving debris, waste packaging or supplies. They are versatile tools that can be used for a wide range of tasks, reducing the need for manual labour.

Overall, pedestrian forklifts are a versatile and cost-effective solution for warehouse operators and large retail outlets. They can improve the efficiency of warehouse operations and help reduce the risk of injury to employees. If you have a question about which forklift is right for your business, get in touch with our expert team today.

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H&F have supplied us with all our fork lift equipment for in excess of ten years now, and have maintained it in accordance with our stringent operation requirements. During this time they have provided a consistently high level of service (including short term hire when required) whilst never failing to support us in a totally honest and professional manner.

Ashley Basset, Director
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H&F Lift Trucks are a pleasure to deal with. All staff, Technicians, Sales and Directors have hands-on experience of all ranges of vehicles they supply. From initial assessments and listening to all users of a potential new vehicle requirement, they keep us informed of all aspects of specification and lead times through to delivery. Their maintenance service is superb – they organise suitable times around our busy working day with our Yard Managers. Any accidental damage or operator error faults are always discussed with me and dealt with fairly – not like some unscrupulous suppliers who seek to profit at every service visit! In a cut-throat market, where we are offered “good deals” a few quid cheaper every day, we are never tempted to stray.

James Hipkins, Managing Director

Pym and Wildsmith have been working closely with H&F Fork Trucks for many years. Their service is excellent, ranging from prompt callouts to breakdowns through to the supply of new trucks. We would not hesitate to recommend them.

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