Pallet Truck Scales
What is a pallet truck scale?
A pallet truck scale is a pump truck with an integrated high capacity weighing scale. A pallet truck scale allows you to lift and move a pallet and weigh it in one process.
Pallet truck scales are a popular choice for factories and warehouses because they allow palletised goods to be weighed quickly and easily. They are also a portable weighing scale, meaning the scale can be taken to the load rather than the other way around, as in the case of platform scales.
What are the benefits of a pallet truck scale?
A pallet truck scale is a portable weighing solution, allowing you to move pallets as well as weigh them.
Pallet truck scales are most commonly used for weighing goods before loading onto a vehicle. Palletised goods can be moved from its location to a despatch area using a pallet truck scale, with a weight reading taken before the goods is loaded onto the vehicle. Accumulation is a function on some Marsden pallet truck scales that allows you to totalise several pallet weights, given you a total goods weight for your vehicle.
Some pallet truck scales have a built in printer, allowing you to create a record of the weights of pallets.
Choose Marsden’s IP-rated pallet truck scales and you can weigh palletised goods in tougher environments. The PT-450, for example, is IP68 waterproof, so you won’t need to worry if it’s used in damp or wet environments, or if it’s taken outside to load a vehicle or collect a pallet.
All Marsden pallet truck scales are powered by rechargeable battery.
Ultimately, pallet truck scales are designed to speed up weighing, moving and loading processes.
Which pallet truck scale is best for me?
For standard, streamlined pallet weighing, the PT-100 and PT-500 are just the job. Both are accurate to 500g and both have a 2000kg capacity. The difference between the two is the indicator, with the PT-100 having a stainless steel indicator. The PT-500’s indicator has a larger and brighter display, however, and an Accumulation function. Both have a Tare function so you can remove the weight of the pallet itself from the display.
Need to keep a weight print-out for each pallet you weigh? This may be useful for record keeping or if you need to attach a weight record to goods you weigh. The PT-200 and PT-600 both have built-in printers for creating a hard copy of your weight readings. Again, the main difference is the indicators, with the PT-200 having a stainless steel indicator. Both are accurate to 500g with a 2000kg capacity.
If you need to use a pallet truck scale in damp, dusty or humid environments, choose the PT-400. It’s an IP67 stainless steel scale – but for ultimate durability in tough environments, there’s the PT-450. This pallet truck scale is IP68 waterproof making it suitable for the harshest environments.
Both scales have a 2000kg capacity and are accurate to 500g; however, the PT-450 is built to order and other capacities and graduations may be available on request.
Where can I find out more?
Marsden's range of pallet truck scales are robust, accurate and superb value for money, and all our pump trucks are suitable for weighing euro pallets. You can find out more by clicking on the products above, or by calling the Marsden team on 01709 364296.