Pump Trucks & Pallet Trucks

Pump Trucks and Pallet Trucks are used to move pallets around a workplace without the need for a forklift truck. Pump trucks are easy to operate, simply move the forks under the pallet, pump the handle to lift the pallet off the ground and then pull or push the pallet to wherever it's needed. Pump Trucks can lift and move loads up to 3000kg, with manual and semi-electric powered pallet trucks available.

Pump Trucks & Pallet Trucks - More Information


Pallet Trucks In Use

What are Pump Trucks?

Pump Trucks, also known as Pallet Trucks, are manually operated workplace trucks used for moving pallet loads of goods safely and efficiently. They are designed to raise the load just clear of the ground so that the load can be wheeled from A to B with minimum physical effort. 

How do Pump Trucks work?

The two prongs of the pump truck fork are placed underneath the load and the hydraulic jack is pumped to raise it off the floor. Wheels and front rollers allow the pump truck to be steered to its destination, where the goods are lowered.

What are the benefits of using Pump Trucks?

Pump trucks are commonly used in warehouses, factories and distribution centres because they are so useful. They:

  • Save time and money, as they allow huge amounts of goods to be moved quickly and efficiently
  • Allow heavy loads to be moved safely, minimising the risk of accidents and longer term injuries from manual handling
  • Can be used in fairly congested or confined areas
  • Allow employers to meet their obligations under Manual Handling Regulations and Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations (PUWER)

Which Pump Trucks are in the First Mats range?

We have a wide range of Pallet Trucks that can handle total loads from 2,000Kg up to our Heavy Duty Pump Truck that can handle 3,000Kg. All are compatible with Euro pallets and many have features that make them suitable for specialist tasks.

If you need a Pump Truck that can cope with pallets with a low clearance, our Low Profile Pump Truck has forks that can be lowered to just 55mm.

For workplaces with sloping floors, the First Mats Braked Pump Truck is ideal. It's also an extra safe option for Pump Trucks that need to be kept stationary, or when walking speeds need to be controlled while steering the truck.

We also have the Long Fork Pump Truck with 2m-long forks, ideal for very long / unusual loads such as glass and boards, and the Pump Truck with Weighing Scale for workplaces where goods need to be weighed before despatch.

For anyone looking for a pallet truck for shop floors or public areas, First Mats' Low Profile Pump Truck is a good choice, as its polyurethane wheels are especially quiet and smooth.

Our other Pump Trucks have strong nylon steering wheels and nylon front rollers, which gives smooth movement and excellent resistance to impacts, wear and tear, oils and chemicals. This makes them ideal for warehouses, factories and other industrial settings.

Our G-Truck Pro Roller Euro Pallet Truck and G-Truck Premium Roller Euro Pallet Truck are both especially easy to load and steer. Both have ergonomically designed handles and the Premium version features tandem entry rollers, making handling even easier.

Why First Mats?

We pride ourselves on our excellent customer service and the fact that we have a Five Star Trustpilot rating. When you buy your pump trucks from First Mats, you know you are dealing with a company whose reputation is built on offering quality safety products at a competitive price.