What is the difference between a standard pallet and a euro pallet?
A standard Aussie Pallet is 1165mm x 1165mm with both top and bottom boards.
Euro pallets are in 4 categories:
|Euro 1||800 W x 1200 L|
|Euro 2||1200 W x 1000 L|
|Euro 3||1000 W x 1200 L|
|Euro 6||1/2 Euro Size 800 x 600
1/4 Euro Size 600 x 400
1/8 Euro Size 400 x 300
All Euro pallets are what Australian term as a skid and they have no board on the bottom.
What is the difference between a straddle stacker and a fork over stacker?
Straddle stackers have wide legs which straddle either side of the pallet or load. Straddle stackers can lift pallets with bottom boards.
Fork over stackers have legs inside with forks that sit over the legs when lowered – they are not suitable for use with Aussie pallet lifting. These are only able to lift skids.
Can I arrange a site assessment?
You sure can, site assessments are the best way to ensure you are getting the right product for your applications. At the bottom of this site there is a site assessment button – you can submit your enquires here.
What if I am not in Melbourne?
That is no problem. We have distributors Australia wide. Submit your enquiry and we will arrange to have the closest dealer contact you.
What is the advantage of going for an electric unit?
Electric units make the lifting process quicker and help prevent manual pumping for raising or manual pushing.
How far should my tines or forks enter the pallet?
The minimum is 2/3 rds. of the pallet length.
It is best to have the tines 100% through the pallet if possible.
What is load centre?
Load centres are important for load stability and relate to the maximum loads at different points on the fork tines. Check load charts – example load chart following.
The load centre of a pallet is where the centre of gravity is.
A load evenly distributed on an Aussie pallet has a load centre of 582.5mm.
Generally load capacities are given as 600mm, but it is very important to ready the equipment load chart.
Where is the equipment manufactured?
What if I can’t find what I am looking for?
If you can’t find exactly what you are looking for on our website, Contact Us. There are a number of options we may have such as, sourcing a piece of equipment for you from our suppliers across the globe, or modifying an existing piece of equipment to suit your needs.
What product compliance and international standards does this equipment meet?
TUV SUD is an international service corporation focusing on consulting, testing, certification and training.
GS mark is a voluntary certification mark for technical equipment. It indicates that the equipment meets German and if available, European safety requirements for such devices.
The CE marking (also known as CE mark) is a mandatory conformity mark on many products placed on the single market in the European Economic Area (EEA). The CE marking certifies that a product has met EU consumer safety, health or environmental requirements.
Example Load Centre Chart