pounds. This truck is used on hard and smooth surfaces,
such as warehouse and magazine floors. The pallet
truck is spark-enclosed when used to handle
Hand Pallet Truck (Low Lift)
A typical 4,000-pound capacity (low lift) hand
pallet truck is shown in (fig. 9-48). Many different
models of this pallet truck are used at naval activities.
Since the trucks all operate in the same way, the
following general description applies to all models.
The 4,000-pound hand pallet truck has a two-tine
fork that supports a palletized load. The tines are raised
mechanism. 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 don't 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. 9-49) body is
mounted on two wheels equipped with polyurethane
Figure 9-48.Typical 4,000-pound capacity, low lift, hand
Figure 9-49.Mk 45 Mod 2 handlift truck.