This is key, where will the truck mainly be used for? A good tip: also keep future needs in mind. If you are thinking of expanding or changing your warehouse layout or going to handle different loads, the type of truck might differ. If the powered pallet truck is only needed to cover material handling during peak season, consider renting one.
Pedestrian powered pallet trucks with capacities from 1.3 to 2.5t will do a perfect job for you. The ergonomic tiller arm with fingertip control and compact chassis for good manoeuvrability make these intuitive and easy vehicles for daily operation.
When stepping up from a manual truck, an entry-level powered pallet truck such as the BT Tyro may do the trick.
If you have a more intense operation or a large warehouse with long distances to cover you should consider the electric pallet trucks with flip-up platform to let you use the truck both pedestrian and ride-on operated.
To provide the operators even more protection and ergonomics for high-speed drive, the stand-in models are more suitable. Perfect for crossdocking operation.
Go for compact and lightweight trucks. Built-in chargers are also very convenient in lorry charging. Charging onboard the vehicle saves time as it can be down whilst on the road. No extra charging breaks are needed, leading to higher uptime.
The powered pallet trucks are also available with different fork lengths to make manoeuvring and storing in the lorry more efficient.
Whether you’re moving pallets with food, manufacturing components or other materials, knowing the required capacity and the intensity of use will help you find the best fit for your operation.
Think of the maximum load weight you must be able to transport. Choose a capacity that suits your current need but can also handle any future requirement you think you may have. Our pallet trucks range from 1.3 tonne up to 2.5 tonnes.
Choosing the right capacity is also about the intensity of usage. If you need a truck that will last in a high-intensity environment with frequent usage, you will need to go for a more robust and powerful high-capacity truck. Don't forget to look at the battery options on these models to ensure your truck will last as long as you need it to.
When you've decided on your truck and model, you can choose between different options to customise depending on your needs.
Depending on the application and environment, you will need a different set of wheels to perform optimally. Learn more in our wheel guide.
There are different battery capacities and technologies to choose from. Traditional lead-acid batteries or more energy-efficient lithium-ion ones, that allow for fast opportunity charging.
Cold store spec
Add low-temperature oil for use in cold stores or freezer areas.
Additional safety when handling high or unstable loads.
Fixed platform with fixed side guards or rear backrest for more safety and ergonomics for the driver.
Connect your truck to a wall outlet for easy charging (available on BT Levio LWE130 and LWI160).
Allows the truck to be charged whilst it is being transported on a lorry (available on BT Levio LWE130 and LWI160).
Then a stacker truck, light-duty to heavy-duty, will be your solution.
We have a wide range of stackers: