A new hydraulic load leveler for use in the manual loading and unloading of pallets has been introduced by Presto Lifts Inc.
The P4™ improves worker productivity and reduces fatigue. Its platform lowers to floor height so that pallets can be placed and removed using a hand pallet truck.
In loading operations, a pallet is placed on the platform and the platform is raised by hydraulic power to its full “UP” position. As goods are loaded onto the pallet, the platform is lowered so that each succeeding tier of goods can be loaded at the same height.
When unloading pallets, the platform starts at its lowest height and is progressively raised so that each succeeding tier of goods can be removed at the same height.
The P4 can be accessed from all four sides. Units are equipped with a photoelectric toe guard which will stop downward travel if the beam is interrupted.
The units have capacities up to 4,000 lbs., making them suitable for most pallet loads that can be moved with hand equipment.