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Why is my pallet jack not working?

Why is my pallet jack not working?

The most common reason for a pallet jack to stop lifting properly is an air pocket in the hydraulic system. Since the hydraulic pressure is what’s required to operate the jack, any air pocket can disrupt that pressure and keep the jack from lifting.

Do pallet jacks need maintenance?

Don’t overload your pallet jacks. In addition, using them on irregular surfaces (or steps) can result in cracking and other signs of wear and tear. To further prolong the wheels’ lifespan, clean them regularly and remove wires and debris that got stuck around them.

How long does it take for a pallet jack to charge?

A complete charge may take between 4 and 16 hours on the low end for normal charging; on the high end if a battery is totally drained prior to charging it.

How do you inspect a pallet jack?

Hydraulic Pallet Jack Checklist

  1. Visual Check. Check for structural deformation or cracks of arms, forks or any other component.
  2. Push-rods. Verify that push-rods beneath each fork are accurately adjusted to ensure that forks are level.
  3. Cracked Seals.
  4. Oil Level.

Where do you put oil in a pallet jack?

Place the forks in the lowest position and turn the pallet truck on its side. Place the drain plug of the hydraulic cylinder at the top. Remove the screw plug. Add the hydraulic oil, until the level of the oil reaches the bottom of the filler opening.

How do you replace the O ring on a pallet jack?

Use a set of pliers to remove the cover. An O-ring can be purchased from a hardware store. For more info, bring the make and model of your pallet jack with you so you get the proper part. After the cover to the valve cartridge is off, the old O-ring can be removed by hand from the end of the cartridge.

What kind of oil do you put in a pallet jack?

hydraulic oil
It is recommended to use hydraulic oil for pallet trucks. The oil must have a viscosity of 30cSt at 40 °C, with a total volume of approx 0,4 litres (ISO VG32). If other oil is used, the pallet truck may be hard to pump up, as this oil will most likely be too thick.

How do you charge an electric pallet jack?

TAPS converts DC power from the tractor to AC power in the trailer. This allows the pallet jack to be plugged into an AC power receptacle within the trailer and be charged from its onboard charger. Talk about optimizing productivity!

How often should pallet jacks be inspected?

Every three years operators must be recertified in training including evaluation of performance. Refresher training must be provided whenever operator deficiency is noted. Operators should inspect the powered pallet jack before use, checking all controls and verify brakes work.

What are some of the pre operational checks for a pallet truck in the power off position?

KEY ON Procedures

  • Check the gauges. Battery discharge indicator. Hour meter.
  • Test the standard equipment. Steering Brakes. Lights. Horn.
  • Test the control lever.
  • Check the operation of load-handling attachments.