For those that deal with heavy goods on a daily basis, a pallet truck can be a vital piece of equipment.
In fact, for those that spend their working day shifting warehouse stock or loading and unloading goods, the humble pallet mover is the ultimate essential.
That being said, pallet trucks come in many different varieties: from battery-powered pallet trucks and electric pallet trucks to mini pallet trucks and rough terrain pallet trucks.
As such, certain models are better than others for specific tasks. When choosing the right pallet mover for your job, one of the most important variants to take into account is the material.
When it comes to materials, they don’t come much finer than the universal appeal of stainless steel.
Why stainless steel pallet trucks?
For companies that have to adhere to strict sanitary guidelines and hygiene requirements (such as the food, drink and pharmaceutical industries), galvanised steel pallet trucks and stainless-steel pallet trucks are the top choice – and with good reason.
Unlike standard pallet movers and pallet trucks, the galvanised and stainless-steel frames offer better resistance to bacteria and are better at withstanding the harsh demands of their respective environments.
Stainless steel is also great at retaining its shape under extreme temperatures, as well as heavy loads. This enhanced durability makes stainless steel pallet trucks a great investment in the long term, providing a one-two punch of heavy-duty hygiene.
Which stainless steel pallet truck is right for me?
Before we go any further, it’s about time we introduced you to Mr Hydro. While it may sound like a low-rent rip-off of Aquaman, Mr Hydro is, in fact, our range of stainless steel pallet trucks.
Our Mr Hydro range consists of two quality products. While the specifications are very similar – including dimensions, weight and lift capacity – there are a few subtle yet important differences between the two.
Ideal for moving heavy loads in humid and damp conditions, the GS/X 'Mr Hydro' model comes with a simple three-point control system, featuring easy-to-use lift, lower and neutral settings.
With tapered fork tips and entry guide rollers for effortless handling, this model also features an electropolished surface treatment on each contact surface, providing optimum corrosion resistance and maximum hygiene.
Arguably the more talented sibling of the two, the GS/I 'Mr Hydro' model offers everything its galvanised sibling has to offer, plus more.
In addition to moving loads in humid and damp conditions, GS/I model can also handle environments where strict high hygienic standards are enforced, such as the chemical, pharmaceutical or food/beverage industry.
Boasting stainless steel for all metal sheet parts, the pump and all other castings are made of brass, offering maximum resistance to humidity and oxidation.
Heavy-duty pallet trucks
Both of our stainless-steel hand pallet trucks are capable of lifting up to 2.5 tonnes of weight. To give an idea of how much weight that really is, it’s actually about the weight of a fully-grown giraffe or a particularly husky rhino.
Luckily, both of those animals are native to the savannahs of South Africa so, unless you’re planning on taking your pallet truck on a safari, you probably won’t need to hoist any hefty herbivores any time soon.
That being said, if you’re faced with a monstrous lifting task at your warehouse, its reassuring to know that our stainless-steel pallet trucks boast some seriously animalistic power!
If you’re interested in stainless steel pallet movers, check out our Mr Hydro products using the links above. Alternatively, why not visit our sister site – PalleTrucks-Trolleys.com – for a whole host of options. For more information, drop us a line using the button below.