A privately owned distributor for warehousing products
claims its patented wheels can greatly increase a pallet truck’s
Bohena AB, the sole agent in Europe, Australia, New Zealand and South
America for the US-made Turn@bout pallet truck adapter, says the product
that it started distributing in March is already saving employers time
Bohena owner and operator Sten-Anders Fellman tellsForkliftaction.com
Newsthat the adapter
consists of two wheels that are mounted onto a pallet truck to enable it
to rotate freely on the spot.
"The inventor, Fred Hartmann, thought there had to be a better way to
use an empty pallet jack. [It’s] hard to use in tight areas," Fellman
says. "[He] came up with the concept six years ago and has tested many
"The usual turning radius of a pallet jack now becomes a turning
diameter – that’s a 72% increase in maneouvrability. No more heavy
lifting, kicking or wrestling the pallet truck into position."
The Turn@bout adapter consists of two wheels that are
mounted onto a pallet truck to enable it to rotate freely on
He explains that pallet trucks that are fitted with the wheels have
saved time and money through simplifying the handling of the truck and,
therefore, resulting in less damaged goods and protecting employees from
backaches and work-related injuries. The usability of space in a cramped
warehouse is also expected to increase by using a more maneouvrable
Darin N Johnson, a warehouse manager in the US who posted a testimonial
on the Turn@bout website, says the adapter "makes getting into small
spaces a breeze".
Beth Naslund from Minnesota, US-based Townsend Pricing Inc, says in her
online testimonial that the Turn@bout has increased warehouse
productivity for her company. "It has allowed us to use more of our
warehouse for products rather than [for] turning our products around."
Bohena AB sells the adapter in South America under the Gir@libre name.
The product, manufactured by Grand Steer Inc of Thief River Falls in
Minnesota, US, holds three US patents and has patents pending in other
view the pallet truck adapter in action.