A beginner's lesson
The lift of pallet jacks are controlled by a small handle inside the main part of the device. To lift the pallet jack from the floor, pull the handle down. While the handle is down, pump it up and down in order to raise the Wesco pallet jack higher into the air. Once the desired height has been reached, position the handle into the center spot to keep the lift locked while you move it. To lower the Wesco pallet jack once it's reached its destination, simply pull the handle up.
To slide the Wesco pallet jack beneath a pallet, the jack must be fully lowered. A small amount of force may be required to get the Wesco pallet jack completely under the pallet, as the jack can sometimes get stuck on one or more of the wooden slats. Always make sure the jack's forward wheels aren't resting on the last slat of the pallet before you begin to lift it. The pallet doesn't need to be raised very high in order to be moved; raise it only high enough so that it doesn't drag on the ground.
When moving the Great Plains pallet jack, it's better to pull it than to push it, as it's essential that the operator is able to check for adequate clearance on all sides of the pallet jack and for possible obstructions in the jack's path. Once the pallet is in the right spot, use the jack's control arm to properly position it. The arm is capable of moving 180 degrees, so placing the pallet in a difficult spot shouldn't be very difficult at all. When positioning the pallet, it's better to push the pallet jack than to pull it, in order to avoid getting stuck against a wall or some other object.