Pallet Truck Versus Pallet Dolly: Which is Best For Your Business

If you own or manage a warehouse or factory, you’re probably familiar with pallet trucks. They are a great piece of equipment for warehouses, distribution centres, delivery depots, storage facilities, factories, and just about anywhere else where heavy loads are transported throughout the working day. They help speed up productivity and remove the need for heavy lifting on the part of your employees, so they’re a great investment. But have you heard of pallet dollies?

They basically have the same function as a pallet truck but the main difference is that pallet trucks can go into the pallet and lift the load, whereas with a dolly, the load has to be placed on it. This might seem like a disadvantage, but it depends on what your business needs. In some cases, a pallet dolly would be more suitable than a pallet truck, for example:

  • If employees are working in an area or environment in which there is very little room to manoeuvre, never mind fit a pallet truck. Say your employees are accepting a goods delivery from a small vehicle or from a van where goods have been tightly packed to make the best use of every bit of space. There wouldn’t be room to use a pallet truck, but the load would still need to be positioned so that a forklift can unload the goods. A dolly is the perfect way to do this while still reducing employee effort.
  • Where speed is of the essence. You could argue that speed is important in any business to achieve productivity, but in some businesses, for example, car manufacturing, every single process is timed to perfection to achieve maximum quality and output. In this type of business, the pallet dolly can be loaded on the ground ready to be moved and there would be no need to wait for a pallet truck to become available.
  • Where budget is a concern. Pallet dollies are far simpler pieces of equipment than pallet trucks, so they need less maintenance and there’s generally less potential for something to go wrong or fail.

Our pallet dollies

Pallet Dolly – 1000kg

Boasting a 1000kg load capacity, these are perfect for any locations which require movement of pallets without the use of a pallet truck or forklift, such as smaller warehouses and factories.  They’re made in the UK from robust steel and finished off with a professional powder coating. These dollies feature 2 braked and 2 fixed polyamide wheels with roller bearings for easy and safe manoeuvring. They are also highly-resistant to chemicals so they are perfect for demanding working environments.

Pallet Dolly – 1200kg

Boasting a 1200kg load capacity, these are perfect for any locations which require movement of pallets but where there is no space or requirement a pallet truck or forklift, such as smaller warehouses and factories.  They’re manufactured in the UK and are made from robust steel and finished off with a professional powder coating. These dollies have 2 braked and 2 fixed polyamide wheels with roller bearings so they can be easily moved across floor surfaces even when loaded to capacity.

Pallet Dolly – 500kg

These dollies are made in the UK from hard-wearing steel, and they’re designed to move pallets quickly and efficiently. These dollies have 4 catch corners for pallet stacking and are fitted with 2 braked and 2 swivel castor non-marking silent grey TPE wheels for easy manoeuvring.

Our Dollies and Dolly Trolleys remain the number one moving and manual handling solution for space-restricted areas. They’re suitable for the workplace and the home, and our furniture dollies, moving trolleys, and drum dollies are made from premium quality materials, and are sized to accommodate a variety of heavy loads.

They’re ideal for smaller offices, storerooms, schools, libraries, workshops, and restaurants, and they allow you to move heavy boxes, items of furniture, bulky loads, and everyday essentials around the workplace without the risk of injury. They are lightweight and easy to store in any storeroom or cupboard, and they are fully mobile on multi-directional wheels for seamless navigation.

In the Trucks & Trolleys Dolly Collection, you’ll find a variety of high-quality manual handling products, from Drum Dollies and Safety Dollies, to Plastic Platform Dollies, Industrial Dollies, Roller Platforms, Rolling Corner Dollies, Modular Dollies, and Chair Stacking Dollies to suit every type of load. Our Dollies are made from top-quality materials, and many models are manufactured here in the UK.