Platform trolleys - a universal solution for any cargo
The platform trolley is a versatile storage equipment that is used to transport goods. It is used in workshops, factories, shops, trade and industrial warehouses. With the help of this device, you can ensure the safety of goods, increase the productivity of workers, reduce the load on them.
Structurally, the cargo trolley consists of three elements:
A metal frame and a platform on which the load is laid out. It is usually in the form of a solid sheet, but a mesh or base with a ribbed surface can be used to increase the frictional force.
The handle with which the device is controlled. Usually made from a metal pipe. Can be single or double, removable or folding. On large carts, a drawbar is sometimes used instead of a handle.
Wheels. They can be independent swivel, controlled with a handle. They are usually made of metal, and the tires are made of rubber or synthetic materials.
Attention: the transportation means may have bumpers to protect goods from falling. They are usually made from tubes, but there are other options.
Varieties of devices
There are several types of these aggregates. They are classified according to the type of platform and wheels, carrying capacity and availability of additional options. There are several types of carts:
Classic, welded from channels or profiled pipes. The flooring in them is made of cold-rolled sheet. Have an affordable cost. Suitable for work in shops and small warehouses.
Models with tubular or mesh platform. This bogie design is lighter and more resistant to stress. Suitable for transporting large loads. May have two handles on opposite sides.
Models with multiple platforms and handles. Typically used in warehouses and service centers. They can have from 2 to 6 tiers. They are used for displaying small-sized goods.
Elongated with extended sides. They are used for transporting long goods: pipes, profiles, bars, iron sheets, plastic panels, windows, etc.
Mesh with high sides. Suitable for transporting various types of goods. Often used in stores.
Attention: take models with a capacity margin. It is desirable that it be at least 20% of the real mass of the cargo transported at a time.
How to choose
Let's consider how to choose a cargo cart. It all depends on what kind of cargo and in what conditions you will have to work. Consider the following nuances:
If you plan to transport bulk materials, then choose models with high solid sides and a platform.
In confined spaces, it is convenient to work with multi-tiered structures. If you have to transport a lot of goods, then choose mesh models.
For long loads, elongated versions with tubular sides are suitable. You can freely transport profiles or beams on them, fixing them if necessary.
If the warehouse is damp, you have to periodically go outside, then choose devices made of galvanized steel. They are resistant to corrosion and serve for decades.
If you rarely have to work with products, and the room does not differ in large dimensions, then you should choose a folding model.
Before buying, consider the general features of the design you like: load capacity, ease of operation, dimensions, etc. If you are at a loss with a choice, then call us. An experienced manager will help you find the right trolley.