The Roll-In level loader is a manual palletizer that can simplify loading and unloading full pallets. Available from Southworth Products Corp., the palletizer features cutouts in its low-profile platform to allow the forks of a hand pallet truck to literally roll into the platform (so that it is level with the top). This custom design, which accommodates virtually any open-bottom pallet or skid, is said to ensure that the load is evenly placed when the pallet truck is lowered and then rolled away.
A powered foot switch enables hands-free adjustment of platform height, therefore reducing worker fatigue while lessening the risk of injuries. Moreover, the scissor-lift platform can be accessed from all sides with no bending and minimal reach over, says the company.
Two models are available—with either 2,500-lb or 4,000-lb capacities.
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