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"United Rentals is a nationwide company that rents all kinds of material handling equipment, including pallet trucks and forklifts. The minimum rental time for this equipment is four hours."
Pallet Trucks, or Pallet Jacks, complete with scales are available from various retailers online such as Amazon or MidlandPalletTrucks. It is also possible to find a second-hand selection on eBay.
One could buy good pallet jacks at an automotive store. Also stores such as Home Depot and Lowes carry good pallet jacks for consumers. For big trucks, any auto department will have pallet jacks big enough to fold the truck.
The maximum weight capacity of a usual pallet truck scale is around 4,400Lb. This amount can increase and decrease when purchasing better and more expensive pallet trucks.
The forks should extend at least to the other edge of the pallet that is being lifted. However, a heavier load may need to be farther back, to prevent tipover.
A forklift mast is the column up which the two blades move up and down to lift and lower a load on a pallet.
You say no, it is not safe.
The height of a pallet is such that a pallet truck or forklift truck can put their blades underneath and lift the pallet. From memory it could be between 6" to 9" high measuring from the ground.
It would be the safest way to move it. It would also be the easiest way.
A pallet lifter is a tool used in the construction industry generally, to lift pallets which may be used to transport goods or equipment. It has the same kind of functionality as forklift forks.
A palette jack is used to relocate a single (usually full) palette. This is not the same as a forklift. It is smaller and can be easily operated. Pallet jacks are use to lift pallets high enough to move the pallet to a different location. They are mainly used for lifting and transporting the pallet.
Manual pallet jacks don't require one. Pallet jacks with electric power (there are also diesel pallet jacks, but they're extremely rare) are licensed by going to a designated individual in your company and asking to be trained and tested, or to a community college that has a forklift certification course.
Various kinds can be used, the most common probably being forklift trucks and pallet trucks.
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