How do I choose the right truck or trolley?
If you have to move items around in the course of your business, whether they are light or heavy, it makes life easier for your employees and it will make your business a whole lot more efficient if you invest in the right equipment for the task.
So, you’ve arrived at the Trucks and Trolleys site, but the question is, which do you need for your business, a truck or a trolley? Fear not, we are here to help with our guide that helps you tell the difference.
Do I need a truck or a trolley?
A sack truck is a very versatile piece of equipment, and this is what makes it so popular with businesses. You might also see a sack truck referred to a hand truck, and it has an L-shaped frame with 2 handles at the top and a toe plate and wheels at the base.
Sack trucks are for you if you need to move heavy items quickly and easily, and there are adaptations of the sack truck that have evolved to suit specific tasks, for example, you can get cylinder trucks if your company moves gas cylinders or similar, stair climbing trucks if you need to negotiate stairs on a regular basis, and folding trucks if space is at a premium.
Trolleys have a different look to sack trucks and have a platform or basket on wheels which can be used to transport items wherever you need them to go.
What else should I consider?
Check what the load capacity of the truck or trolley you’re thinking of buying is. It needs to be able to safely hold the load you want to move. It sounds obvious, but you might overlook this in your quest to find a shiny new piece of kit. Generally, aluminium trucks and trolleys will be able to handle less of a load than steel.
What type of wheels does the truck or trolley have? Solid rubber tyres are the most versatile type of wheel as they are suitable for most surfaces. If your workplace has rough surfaces, pneumatic tyred wheels are a good choice, though they can make heavier loads harder to move initially.
Stairclimber wheels are specifically designed to make it easier for you to move loads up steps and stairs.