Getting a Great Deal for a Self Storage Unit
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Getting a Great Deal for a Self Storage Unit

When I needed to store some of my belongings, I called around pricing out self storage units. I was surprised to learn just how many different offers self storage facilities run to attract new customers. However, while some of these deals are a bargain, others may not be so great if you plan on leaving your belongings in storage for an extended period of time. I created this website to discuss the different specials used by self storage facilities to attract customers and which of these specials may be beneficial to you, based on your particular needs. I hope this helps you get a great deal on a self storage unit.


Getting a Great Deal for a Self Storage Unit

Warehouse Equipment Tips: Three Alternatives To Warehouse Lifts

Sergio Murphy

Warehouse lifts, of which there are several kinds, are useful from the standpoint that they can lift things easily, safely, and swiftly. However, if your crew forgets to plug in any of your lifts and they are all lacking power when the next shift starts or there is a major power outage, then you need an alternative that will work. The following three pieces of warehouse equipment, when used in tandem, can help your crew accomplish their tasks, albeit at a slower rate.

Rolling Platform Ladders

These large ladders are frequently used in retail stores and club/warehouse stores for accessing overstock on high shelves. They can be used in your warehouse too, although your crew will have to make sure the aisles between the pallet racks are clear and there is nothing to block the rolling platform ladder from freely moving back and forth between the pallet racks. The fact that they can be locked into place so that they do not roll also makes them a very safe piece of equipment when your crew has to carry heavy items up and down the ladder's stairs and you do not want the ladder to continue moving along on its casters.

Manual Pallet Jacks

Manual pallet jacks are able to lift very heavy loads on pallets a few inches up off of the floor. They do not require any electricity, and their hydraulic system relies on a traditional hand pump jack, common to almost every car jack. Even if you do not use a manual pallet jack for anything else in the warehouse, having a couple around for these kinds of emergencies could really make a difference between leaving a truck unloaded and unloading it completely.

Vertical Manual Conveyor Belts

Vertical manual conveyor belts are conveyors that can be moved into position either directly upward or on an angle and connect to a pallet rack shelf. When you do not have an electrically-powered piece of equipment to help you move some heavy objects or partially-loaded pallets onto a pallet rack shelf, then a vertical manual conveyor belt can help. The load or item you are attempting to move uphill on the conveyor needs to be secured with rope or ratcheting security straps. Crew members have to stand on the shelf where they expect to put a load and then use the rope or ratcheting straps to pull the object, load, or pallet up the conveyor belt. This is best used only for anything you need to put on a second or third shelf as most vertical manual conveyor belts typically are not able to reach higher.

For more information, contact a local company like U.S. Lift & Warehouse Equipment Inc.