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Buyer's Guide: Pallet Truck Scales

Buyers’ Guide: Pallet Truck Scales

Industrial Pallet Truck Scales are an essential piece of weighing equipment for most warehouse or factory environments and are proven to increase efficiency. However, there are some factors to consider when choosing the best pallet scale for your business. Before buying, you should think about what the pallet trucks scale will be used for and under what working conditions?

Take a look at this Buyer’s guide for Pallet Truck Scales and choose the best weighing solution for your operation.

What is a Pallet Truck Scale?

A portable weighing solution, Pallet Truck Scales are used in a wide range of industries and allow palletised goods to be weighed quickly and easily. Pallet Truck Scales are pump trucks with an integrated high capacity weighing scale and powered by a rechargeable battery. They are designed to improve productivity and increase efficiency by lifting and moving a pallet in one swift loading process.

One of the benefits of using a Pallet Truck Scale is that they allow you to move palletised items around your factory as well as weigh them. For example, you may use a pallet truck scale to move and weigh goods before loading them onto a vehicle. Many Pallet Truck Scales also boast weighing functions such as Accumulation which allows you to totalise the weight of several pallets and some models have a built-in printer for creating a physical record of the weights of pallets.

The robust design of Pallet Truck Scales means they are durable and suitable for a wide range of workplaces. Our IP-rated Pallet Truck Scales at Marsden are ideal for use in challenging work conditions and can be used in damp or wet environments.

How to Choose the right Industrial Pallet Truck Scale for your Operation
Decide on your maximum lift weight

The first thing you need to consider before purchasing your pallet truck scale is what the maximum weight is that you are likely to be lifting? All Marsden pallet truck scales have a capacity of 2000kg and weigh in increments of 500g - we’ve found this is the perfect amount combination for almost any application. If you feel you may exceed this load it may be worth taking a look at one of our platform scales or beams.

Check the dimensions of the forks

Before committing to purchasing a pallet truck you should also check out the dimensions. The Marsden range of pallet truck scales are all designed to weigh euro pallets but can also weigh a vast array of items. All of the fork dimensions are listed on each of the individual product brochures. Before investing in any industrial weighing scales, it is worth checking that they are fit for their purpose.

Storing the pallet truck

Before delivery of your pallet truck scale it may be worth checking that you have enough room to store the item in a safe place. It is quite a large item which can’t be left in the middle of a room or warehouse as it could be a tripping hazard!

Where will the pallet truck scale be used?

Where the pallet truck scale is going to be used and what elements the pallet scale is going to be exposed to can dictate your choice of scale. We have scales within our range that are suitable for use in both dry environments and damp and humid areas.

If you’re looking for a pallet truck scale ideal for use in a dry and normal environment, then take a look at the affordable Marsden PT-100 Pallet Truck Scale for a hassle-free solution or the Marsden PT-200 Pallet Truck Scale with a built-in printer. Both of these high capacity pallet truck scales are constructed of mild steel so they should not be exposed to any elements.

The Marsden PT-400 Stainless Steel Pallet Truck Scale, however, has a fully stainless steel construction and has an IP67 rating, which means it’s perfect for weighing pallets in damp or humid areas. We also offer the Marsden PT-450 Waterproof Pallet Truck Scale with an IP68 waterproof rating, it’s perfect for demanding environments.

Do you need to record the result?

Another factor to consider is whether you want a permanent record of the weight reading. Our Marsden PT-600 Pallet Truck Scale with Printer offers large, clear weight readings that you can print and create a hard copy of with just the touch of a button.

For more information about the Marsden range of robust, accurate and reliable Pallet Truck Scales, contact our team of weighing experts on 01709 364 296 or email any enquiries to, and we’ll be in touch shortly.

Further Reading

Designed to weigh palletised goods, discover how pallet scales work.

Pallet scales are essential in most industries, find out why portability can improve your efficiency.

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