Mighty Lift Galvanized Pallet Jack

Posted on September 12th, 2017 by admin

There are few pieces of equipment in warehousing, manufacturing and general business as ubiquitous as the pallet jack. Sometimes called a pallet truck it is the workhorse of any production or processing facility. Almost any product or material is at some point palletized. Those pallets are moved by either power equipment like a forklift truck or by a manual pallet jack.

While the function of almost all pallet jacks is the same there are features and options that make one jack more suited for a job than another. Mighty Lift has done extensive field work to develop the features of its standard pallet jack line and the options necessary to adapt them for specific tasks. Here we discuss the options that make the Mighty Lift ML55GLV the right truck for a wide range of applications involving water, salt, chemicals and .low temperature.

Features - Here is a list of features of the Mighty Lift galvanized pallet jack and reasons they make this jack a good investment.


The benefit of galvanizing a pallet jack

Hot-dipped galvanizing is a process of applying a protective zinc coating by dipping product in a bath of molten zinc. This method is preferred on pallet jacks as it gives a much thicker coating than can be achieved by zinc plating (zinc is applied by using a current of electricity). It is the most common outdoor protective coating in use.

According to the American Galvanizers Association, carbon steel like the heavy duty steel used to build the Mighty Lift line of pallet trucks, can fall prey to corrosion by a couple of different methods. Atmospheric corrosion is the most common and happens when steel is exposed to the atmosphere. It reacts with the air and moisture to develop oxides. Rate of oxidation depends on temperature, humidity, rainfall or spraying, chemicals (among them sulfur dioxide in the air) and the salinity of the air. The more an atmosphere (working environment) has one or more of these present, the faster the oxidation will occur. Hot-dip galvanizing resists corrosion by providing a barrier and cathodic protection, as well as through the development of the zinc patina. These three levels of corrosion protection provide galvanized steel with maintenance-free longevity for decades.

The effect of low temperatures on hydraulic oil

Some applications like chillers and freezers require the equipment to be modified in ways that allow it to function in these colder temperatures. Hydraulic fluids have a viscosity range where normal operation is possible. If you use a pallet jack or any hydraulic pump in a temperature range outside the oils design you will get poor performance or downright failure. Some oils are designed to operate at these colder temperatures…these are the oils Mighty Lift uses in our ML55GLV galvanized pallet jack.

Nylon’s use on the Mighty Lift Galvanized Pallet Jack

Nylon’s toughness, low coefficient of friction, and good abrasion resistance make it an ideal replacement for wheel material in a corrosive environment. Nylon has a proven record of outstanding service in such diverse fields as paper, textiles, electronics, construction, mining, metalworking, aircraft, food, and material handling.

Applications where galvanized pallet jack is the best choice

Real World Testimonials

In conclusion, if you are:

A material handling dealer – you need to make yourself familiar with the Mighty Lift ML55GLV. It serves a real need to a wide range of industries that have a real problem. By solving their issues, you will get a sale and you might just get a customer. Someone who trusts and depends on you to help solve other needs beyond the first transaction.

A business owner or manager with a corrosive problem – Visit Mighty Lift on our website at http://www.mightylift.com/catalog/pallet-jacks/galvanized-pallet-jacks/ or call us at (877) 916-7600. You will be glad you did.

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