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Interthor “Thork Truck” ETT52748 Hydraulic Pallet Jack Review

Thursday, March 17th, 2011

Interthor "Thork Truck" ETT52748 Pallet JackAre you looking for a pallet jack that has some lifting power and won’t break the bank? Pallet jacks are critical pieces of equipment for any warehouse and make hauling goods from one area to another easy. One solid pallet jack that has a great history with our customers is the Interthor ETT52748 economy pallet jack (found here). This is my review.

I can personally vouch for the effectiveness and usefulness of pallet jacks. I worked in a grocery store for two years and used a pallet jack every week to haul new food into the store. Quality and dependability are a couple features you really need to have in a pallet jack.

Interthor has been making pallet jacks (Thork Trucks), tilters, lifters, trucks and much more for years. We have been selling Interthor products for well over 5 years now and Interthor has proven that they can make dependable products. I’m not aware of any issues that we have experienced with customers purchasing Interthor warehouse equipment.

The Interthor ETT52748 (Thork Truck) is considered an economy pallet jack. This is because it provides you with everything you need to get the job done, but isn’t considered to be lavish (chrome, brushed steel finish, etc.). It is affordable and simple to use. The ETT52748 is pretty much maintenance free and requires no special care.

This pallet jack has a maximum 5,500-pound lifting capacity, which isn’t bad for a pallet jack. It is completely manually operated, but thanks to high quality bearings, moving products around is extremely easy to do. It can be lowered down to just 2.9 inches, making it possible for the ETT52748 to get under most pallets.

There are few things more frustrating than trying to haul a pallet, but being unable to make it around a corner. The ETT52748 has an impressive 230-degree turning angle. This makes it possible for the Interthor ETT52748 to be used in fairly tight and constrained spaces.

Operating the hydraulic lift on the ETT52748 is very easy and comparable to other pallet jacks. Simply slide the jack under the pallet you need to lift, engage the hydraulic lift with a lever built into the handle and begin pumping the handle as you would a manual hydraulic jack. Lowering the pallet is just as easy. Simply disengage the hydraulics with the same lever.

The build quality on the ETT52748 economy pallet jack is excellent. It features rugged metal construction and is designed for daily use. It should easily last you for years to come.

You can find the Interthor ETT52748 economy pallet jack here, our entire selection of manual pallet jacks here and our entire line of warehouse equipment here.

Choosing a pallet jack that meets your needs can be a little confusing, so feel free to speak with one of our warehouse specialists at 1-800-658-878 with any questions.

Top 3 Best Collapsible & Foldable Platform Trucks

Tuesday, October 26th, 2010

Safco Collapsible / Foldable Platform TrucksPlatform trucks are extremely useful to have on hand in a warehouse. They can be used to haul equipment, boxes and more. One big problem I have found with many platform trucks is that they can be bulky and get in the way. One solution to this is to use a collapsible platform truck.

Collapsible platform trucks allow the operator to take the handle and fold them down so that they’re level with the bed of the platform truck. This makes them easy to store, slide under workbenches and more. At ABC Office we offer several different foldaway-style platform trucks from Safco. Here are three of the most popular models.

Top 3 Best Collapsible & Foldable Platform Trucks:

  1. Safco FoldAway Platform Truck – This platform truck has a very traditional look to it, yet still features a folding handle, making it easy to store.
  2. Safco HideAway Convertible Hand Truck – This truck can adapt from a hand truck to a platform truck. It also features several other configurations. This is a great all-round platform truck to have on hand.
  3. Safco Stow Away Platform Truck – This handy platform truck is one of the heaviest-duty models around, capable of holding up to 1,000 pounds of material. The handle folds down for easy storage.

So there you have it. Three solid, compact and reliable platform trucks. We have been selling Safco brand hand trucks and platform trucks for years now and they have a great track record with our customers. You can find our entire selection of hand trucks and platform trucks here.

The Proper Shop Stool Makes Work Easier

Wednesday, September 29th, 2010

Interthor Shop Stools / Work Stools with CastersIf you have ever worked on a car, you know how much strain can be put on your back and knees. This is especially the case when working on the wheel of your car, whether it is changing brakes, calipers, struts, ball joints or tie rods. When kneeling is involved, you should really use some sort of a shop stool, preferably one with casters. These wonderful devices have been a lifesaver for me.

Another thing that shop stools are great for is keeping tools organized and close. I can’t even begin to tell you how many times I have worked on a car, only to find the tools are on the other side of the car, under the car or I’m sitting on them. It’s almost as if they are able to get up and walk away. Shop stools usually have convenient shelves where you can place tools.

Just yesterday I was changing out a leaky rear brake caliper on my ’87 VW GTI mk2 (great car by the way). Having a stool to sit on kept me cleaner, kept my box wrenches in reach and made the entire process simple. Shop stools are a great time saver.

At ABC Office we currently offer two great shop stools, known as People Positioners, which are made by Interthor. One of these stools is the People Positioner 02, which is compact, basic and simple (perfect for me). It features an adjustable seat and has a nice tray underneath for tools. It can be adjusted in height from 13 1/2″ to 18 1/2″.

The second work stool we offer is the People Positioner 05. This work stool is designed for working on taller machinery and has an adjustable height of 20″ to 30″. This work stool has two shelves for tools.

Both of these shop stools are great for what they do and feature a premium build quality, far higher than what you normally find in a shop stool. Both of these work stools feature casters that can be locked in place. This makes moving around a garage, shop or warehouse easy.

You can find our People Positioner shop stools here.

Benefits of a Back Support Belt or Brace

Monday, June 14th, 2010

Back Support Belts and BracesDid you know that back injuries account for nearly 20% of all injuries and illnesses in the workplace and cost the U.S. an estimated 20 to 50 billion dollars per year? Not only do back injuries cost employers money, they also result in painful back issues that often last a lifetime. So how can you combat the possibility of a back injury? Back support belts and proper education are a couple of ways to help.

Back support belts and braces are both a preventative and a treatment tool. One of the biggest benefits of back support belts is their ability to provide added posture support and back stability. Incorrect posture, while lifting, is a significant factor when it comes to back injuries.

Back support belts and braces are also ideal for use with someone who has previously experienced a back injury. The belt helps provide added support, especially when someone is dealing with a torn muscle or other back injury.

A back support belt will not work if you are using an incorrect belt size. If the belt is too big, it will not provide any support, and if it is too small, it will not provide correct support (not to mention small belts are very uncomfortable). It is also a good idea to try several different styles of belts. Some people will find more benefits with one design over another.

Back Support BracesBack support belts should be properly tightened when heavy lifting occurs, but do not need to be “cinched-up” at all times. Why is this? A belt that is cinched, when no lifting is being done, can result in employee complaints and discomfort. This may result in improper use of the belt or lack of a belt when it is really needed.

Back support belts also help with preventing abdominal injuries while lifting. Why is this? Most back support belts wrap around to the front, helping provide muscle support to the abdominal wall. This helps cut down on abdominal ruptures and tears. Be aware, however, that back support belts are more of a preventative measure than a treatment for abdominal injuries.

You may have heard this thousands of times, but simple lifting practices will help more than any belt. This includes proper posture and lifting with the knees, not the back. You will find our entire selection of back support belts here. Our back support belts and braces are designed to provide maximum back support while providing maximum comfort.

Have some thoughts on back support belts? Post them in a comment.

ABC Office Announces a New Line of Warehouse Equipment.

Friday, January 21st, 2005

Warehouse Products & LiftsThis week we have added several new products to our current line of warehouse equipment. These new products will more than double the amount of warehouse equipment currently available to our customers. New products include pallet lifts, transporters, pallet jacks, hand trucks, movable work stools, container tilts and more.

Purchasing equipment for a new or existing warehouse can be a daunting task. In order to keep a warehouse running smoothly, several products are needed to help automate the process. Rather than take time to look for warehouse equipment at traditional brick and mortar stores, you can now search through dozens of pallet jacks, lifts, hand trucks, transporters and more right from your computer.

The new selection of pallet jacks, lifts and transporters makes moving heavy pallets easy. Pallet lifts and transporters let warehouse employees move products easily from one shelf to another in seconds. Safety features have been built in to prevent costly and dangerous warehouse accidents. Tilters and hand trucks make moving equipment and materials a snap. Our new work stools are set on casters and have convenient tool compartments built into the body of the stool. This is especially nice for working on lower warehouse shelves and counting inventory.

You can see large, color pictures of a wide variety of work stools, pallet lifters, transporters, tilters, hand trucks and more. Our warehouse equipment can be shipped to the door of any building within the United States.

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