What You Need to Know About Dollies and Furniture Skates
Whatever type of environment you work in, you’ll probably have to lift or move heavy or awkward items that are also sometimes expensive. So to save the expense of having to replace items, not to mention saving your back, you need the right manual handling equipment.
A dolly is a reliable, practical and very cost- effective way of moving items around. It is suited to most working environments from warehouses to offices.
But before you start shopping for a dolly, what should you be looking for?
Good quality wheels
Good quality wheels are probably the most important thing to look for when choosing your perfect dolly. Flimsy wheels or brackets won’t support a heavy load and if you end up damaging your goods because of it, it might cost you far more than the cheaper dolly you bought. If you need to navigate over some rougher ground or terrain, selecting rubber wheels would be a good choice.
A non-slip surface is the best choice to keep your load secure. Cheaper dollies don’t often have this feature but it’s so important. Our carpet covered dolly is just one of example of the dollies we offer that will give you the piece of mind that your items will remain secure during transit.
The whole point of using a dolly is to make your goods easier to move, and choosing a model with an integrated handle and swivel castor wheels will really help you negotiate inclines and difficult surfaces. You don’t want a dolly that becomes too hard to handle while you’re moving heavy goods down a slope!
Always use a dolly that can handle the loads you’re going to be moving. For your chosen dolly to be able to handle your goods safely and securely, it has to be able to handle the weight and the load should be distributed evenly across the platform.