Pallet-Truck Attachment Adjusts Load Height for Improved Order PickingMarch 16, 2021
The PalletPal Walkie, from Southworth Products, Portland, ME, is an automatic pallet-load leveler that mounts to any standard electric walkie or walkie/rider pallet truck to make order picking fast, safe and simple. Built on the proven design of the firm’s PalletPal Level Loaders, the PalletPal Walkie uses a calibrated spring mechanism to automatically adjust the height of a pallet load as boxes are added or removed. The top layer of the load remains at a comfortable, convenient working height, allowing employees to load or offload items without having to awkwardly bend, or stretch.
The anti-slip platform accepts any type of pallet or skid including Geo and half pallets. Platform recesses and non-skid base treads allow workers to step up close to the load to minimize reaching across the pallet. No tools are required to mount the PalletPal Walkie on a pallet truck. The specially designed reinforced baseframe has generous flared openings at the end of each fork channel to receive the forks of all standard electric walkies for easy pickup and drop off without binding.
Once loaded onto the pallet truck, the PalletPal walkie is ready for use with no adjustments or modifications. Whether under load or empty, PalletPal Walkie will not slip on the pallet-truck forks.
See also: Southworth Products Corp.
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