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English translation: pallet truck

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German term or phrase:Hubameise
English translation:pallet truck
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12:32 Oct 20, 2000
German to English translations [PRO]
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German term or phrase: Hubameisen
not much context really: a safety audit of a company mentions a list of machinery that may constitute a hazard: one of them being Hubameisen and alsor Elektroameisen.

Yours Mike Harold
buckel
Local time: 03:51
pallet movers - electric pallet movers
Explanation:
These warehousing products are difficult to describe because there are so many different manufacturers and product types. There is also much overlapping. I used to work in several warehouses here in Germany before deciding to give up working for a living and start doing commercial photography and translation. I still have my "Gabelstaplerführerschein" among my souvenirs.

An "Ameise" (slang) = "Hubwagen" has that name because it can carry / move great weights but only close to the ground, like a real ant. The operator normally does not ride on the "Ameise" = "Hubwagen" = pallet mover = pallet truck. An "Ameise" = "pallet mover" = "Hubwagen" = "pallet truck" can be manual, assisted by a hydraulic hand pump, or an "electric / power pallet mover / truck" = "Elektroameise". After the pallet is raised to clear the ground, the device can be moved either by pulling, or pushing, or if it is the power version, with the battery motor. In either case, it is normally guided by the operator, not driven.

Here are pictures of "manual pallet mover(s)" = "Ameise(n)" = "manual pallet truck(s) = "manual pallet lifter(s)" (when term "lifter" is used, there may be an increased raising capability, but not like that of a forklift truck or stacker):

http://www.industromart.com/newpage9.htm

http://www.a-1-ind.com/pallet-trucks.html

http://www.crown.com/products/html/pedeseuro.html

The PTH 50 shown in Tom's reference above is an "Electrohubwagen" = "Electroameise, the lift height is only 127 mm

A "Hubameise" is definitely not a "stacker" because it cannot stack, it can normally only raise the pallet a few centimeters off the floor. It is also not a lift truck or forklift (truck) because lift trucks can also raise pallets to great heights but normally not so high as a stacker. The difference between a lift truck (or forklift) and a stacker is not so clearly defined. The difference usually lies in the relationship between lifting and traveling. A "stacker" can usually lift higher but not be easily driven over longer distances. It usually remains within the aisles of the warehouse. The forklift (truck) can usually travel faster and more safely over longer distances such as between buildings. But like I mentioned, these differences are fluid and inconsistent.

for "Hubameisen" I would write "pallet movers"

and for "Elektroameisen" I would write "electric pallet movers"

Sorry to be so late with my answer - HTH - Dan
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Summary of answers provided
napallet movers - electric pallet moversDan McCrosky
naHubameise: stacker, Elektroameise: [electric] pallet truck
Tom Funke
nastacker
Johanna Timm, PhD


  

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58 mins
stacker


Explanation:
IThe follwing URL shows a picture of this beast:
www.kuebler-spedition.de/transport logistik/holzlogistik2.h...
It was described as "Hochregalstapler", and which is, according to Ernst, a "stacker"( numerous google hits) used to pile boxes etc in high places. If it's on rails, it would be a" rail-mounted stacker"(or, an electro-stacker). HTH.


    Ernst WB d. ind. Technik
Johanna Timm, PhD
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1 hr
Hubameise: stacker, Elektroameise: [electric] pallet truck


Explanation:
The most generic term is lift truck

The URL below has individual links with photos of different models.
http://www.crown.com/products/html/pedeseuro.html

Also see:
Elektrohubwagen ( Ameise )
1 x Jungheinrich Elektoh., 1250 kg, Bj. 1988, technisch i.O. , vorführbereit, ohne Batterie 500,- DM, mit neuer Batterie 1580,- DM; 1 x Wagner Elektroh., 2000 kg, Bj. 1995, gepflegt, technisch i.O. , mit Ladegerät, Betriebsstundenanzeige (1913 Bh )und Ladezustandsanzeige zu 3500,- DM
Gebrueder Leissner, Wartiner Str. 69, 13057 Berlin, Tel. 0172 / 31 41 31 0, Fax 030 / 927 67 60, gebrueder_leissner@hotmail.com
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http://www.crown.com
http://www.resale.de/off-d-14.htm
http://www.hawkerpowersource.com/searches/crwnsrch.htm
http://www.americanmetalind.com/crown.htm
http://www.anfgroup.com/crown_lift_trucks.htm



    see above
Tom Funke
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1 day 13 hrs
pallet movers - electric pallet movers


Explanation:
These warehousing products are difficult to describe because there are so many different manufacturers and product types. There is also much overlapping. I used to work in several warehouses here in Germany before deciding to give up working for a living and start doing commercial photography and translation. I still have my "Gabelstaplerführerschein" among my souvenirs.

An "Ameise" (slang) = "Hubwagen" has that name because it can carry / move great weights but only close to the ground, like a real ant. The operator normally does not ride on the "Ameise" = "Hubwagen" = pallet mover = pallet truck. An "Ameise" = "pallet mover" = "Hubwagen" = "pallet truck" can be manual, assisted by a hydraulic hand pump, or an "electric / power pallet mover / truck" = "Elektroameise". After the pallet is raised to clear the ground, the device can be moved either by pulling, or pushing, or if it is the power version, with the battery motor. In either case, it is normally guided by the operator, not driven.

Here are pictures of "manual pallet mover(s)" = "Ameise(n)" = "manual pallet truck(s) = "manual pallet lifter(s)" (when term "lifter" is used, there may be an increased raising capability, but not like that of a forklift truck or stacker):

http://www.industromart.com/newpage9.htm

http://www.a-1-ind.com/pallet-trucks.html

http://www.crown.com/products/html/pedeseuro.html

The PTH 50 shown in Tom's reference above is an "Electrohubwagen" = "Electroameise, the lift height is only 127 mm

A "Hubameise" is definitely not a "stacker" because it cannot stack, it can normally only raise the pallet a few centimeters off the floor. It is also not a lift truck or forklift (truck) because lift trucks can also raise pallets to great heights but normally not so high as a stacker. The difference between a lift truck (or forklift) and a stacker is not so clearly defined. The difference usually lies in the relationship between lifting and traveling. A "stacker" can usually lift higher but not be easily driven over longer distances. It usually remains within the aisles of the warehouse. The forklift (truck) can usually travel faster and more safely over longer distances such as between buildings. But like I mentioned, these differences are fluid and inconsistent.

for "Hubameisen" I would write "pallet movers"

and for "Elektroameisen" I would write "electric pallet movers"

Sorry to be so late with my answer - HTH - Dan


Dan McCrosky
Local time: 03:51
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 1541
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