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Last edited 13 Mar 2017
Pallet jacks consist of wheels, forks and hydraulic jack. The jack is steered using a lever that also acts as the pump handle for raising the jack. The forks are lowered by releasing the hydraulic fluid, controlled by a small handle on the lever.
The fork lengths generally match standard pallet sizes, and jacks are available that can handle different terrain and wide loads. In order to avoid overloading, some jacks are fitted with a scale to monitor loads.
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