Level loader with turntable reduces fatigue

August 10, 2004

The Roll-On™ level loader with turntable from Southworth Products Corp. is designed for manually loading and unloading of pallets.

The loader features a platform that lowers to floor height so that pallets can be placed and removed using a hand pallet truck. The turntable allows users to rotate loads from the near side.

In loading operations, a pallet is placed on the platform, which then is raised by hydraulic power to its full up position. As goods are loaded onto the pallet, the platform is lowered so that each succeeding tier of goods can be loaded at the same height.

When pallets are unloaded, the platform starts at its lowest height and is raised progressively so that each succeeding tier of goods can be removed at the same height.

The unit can be accessed from all four sides with a minimum of stretching or reaching, the company says. It has a 2,500-lb. capacity and is equipped with a photoelectric toe guard that stops downward travel if the beam is interrupted.

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