Anyone who has used a hand pallet truck, manual stacker, lift table or highlifter will be able to tell you how efficient and easy to use they are and this is often seen as the best selling point. However there are other benefits to having a reliable fleet of manual materials handling equipment such as increased productivity and environmental benefits.
Hand pallet trucks increase the productivity of workers when moving heavy loads, especially in warehouse environments. Seen as a good investment, manual materials handling equipment has a long lifetime when serviced and maintained properly and is very hard wearing.
Another added benefit is that pallet trucks and other manual materials handling equipment do not need any fuel source except manpower. Equally, the simple design and durability of them means they do not have to be replaced often. Overall this has a positive impact on reducing carbon emissions as fewer deliveries of replacement trucks and parts leads to a lower carbon footprint, and less wasted fuel is always a good thing.