The height of lift differs from model to model but is
generally in the range of 2 to 4 inches. Depending upon
the model, the lift mechanism is operated by the tow
handle, a foot pedal, or a hand lever. The truck is not
self-propelled and requires manpower for locomotion.
It is steered by the tow handle. A right-angle turn is
possible in either direction without moving the truck.
The drive wheel is located directly beneath the tow
handle. It is usually one solid rubber tire. The load
wheels, located approximately 6 inches from the ends
of the fork tines, can be arranged in a single or double
(tandem) fashion under each tine.
The hand truck is used to pick up, transport, and
deposit palletized unit loads on single- or double-faced
pallets that dont exceed 4,000 pounds in weight. This
truck is particularly useful and economical for moving
loads a short distance. It must be used in areas that have
hard and smooth surfaces.
MK 45 MOD 2 HANDLIFT TRUCK
The Mk 45 Mod 2 handlift truck (fig. 9-56) body is
mounted on two wheels equipped with polyurethane
tires. The lifting mechanism, which includes a lift arm
and a mounting pin for engaging the load, is manually
operated by using a reversible, rachet-type, cranking
lever to raise or lower the lift arm assembly. A handlebar
is connected to the axle for steering the truck.
The Mk 45 Mod 2 is intended for use in lifting and
maneuvering long, heavy containers and cradles within
the weight capacity of two trucks (5,000 pounds). These
trucks are used in pairs, with one truck positioned at each
end of the container being handled.
AERO 33D/E BOMB TRUCK
The Aero 33D/E bomb truck (fig. 9-57) is a high-lift
bomb truck designed to transport and load stores on
Figure 9-56.Mk 45 Mod 2 handlift truck.