Sunday, 18 November 2012

Once you have obtained a great quality platform truck, it will last you a great number of years, and stay very helpful for a number of purposes.

Friday, 16 November 2012

If you are used to lighting heavy boxes or other heavy objects up the stairs you may eventually suffer from low-back injury or discomfort. A stair climber trolley is a safe option that makes it easier for you to move heavy loads either upstairs or downstairs as opposed to a normal trolley. A stair climber trolley helps you move your heavy luggage upstairs or downstairs with minimal effort. It does so with a distinctive three wheel design that spins and levers your load.


It has a triple wheel design, with a wheel on each side of its base arranged in a triangular prototype. Some trolleys have a locking system on their wheels that normally locks them in a pattern leaving only one of them to touch the ground. This design makes it easier for the trolley to be maneuvered either upstairs or downstairs. They also come with two handles that help in increasing their strength. The nose plate width (where your load sits) also varies from 7 to 14 inches. Some stair are battery powered although they are relatively expensive and have a stair sensor that helps prevent the climber trolley from losing control.


Generally a stair climber trolley has six wheels with three wheels on every side of the triangular design. The topmost wheel usually rest on the upper stair case step and the other two wheels sits on the lower stair case step. This helps you control them easily as it either moves upstairs or downstairs. The arrangement of the wheels makes it easier to push or pull the trolley upstairs or downstairs. The wheels then spin from one stair to the next with minimal effort.


They makes it easier for you to move heavy loads upstairs and downstairs. It easily levers your load on the stair case and takes the pressure off as you don't have to entirely lift the trolley from one step to the next. It helps reduce the strain on your body that you would otherwise experience if you were to lift the heavy luggage upstairs or downstairs. Often people experience lower back injury as well as other discomforts from lifting heavy loads upstairs; a
stair climber trolleys relieves you from such discomforts and injuries.


They are generally not a one brand product, numerous manufacturers make stair case climbing trolleys for instance the common manufacturers include Rotatruck, Wesco and Vestil. Although these different models vary in design they function in a similar manner. The prices of the stair climbing trolleys vary depending on the design as well as the manufacturer. The battery powered climbers are relatively highly priced and are mainly designed for industrial purposes and, therefore, quite a bit more expensive.


Just like other hand tracks or trolleys the stair climber trolley has a load or weight limit. Depending on the model the weight limit range from 250 to around 600lbs.

Please visit our website for  more information and order details on our range of stair climber trolleys and other trolleys and trucks including hand trucks, sack trucks and platform trucks.  All our products are manufactured in the UK and bespoke to your design requirement.

Wednesday, 14 November 2012

Platform Trucks: The Benefits and Uses

Transportation of goods and materials from one spot to the other is one of the most important aspects of any industrial, commercial or retail environment. Goods need to be stored properly for them to be in the best shape, and then moved from storage spots to the place where they are needed. Sometimes the ground is not even; the materials been transported may have awkward shapes or are very large, making it difficult to be transported by hand. The solution to all of these problems is platform trucks. These are hand trucks made of flat sheet of metal, with wheels at the base and a handle at the back so that someone can stand at the back and push it. So what are the benefits of platform trucks?


Most high quality platform trucks are made of one piece steel frame making it strong and reliable to carry any type of loads, no matter how heavy they are. Some trucks have rubber at the top of the flat sheet that is useful in keeping objects in place during movement. Most of them have wheels that can easily swivel, so that it can be easy for the operators to turn the truck in corners.

A breaking system that is similar to the ones used in trolleys at the airport make it very easy for a platform truck to be operated with high safety. You also have numerous wheel options and casters to serve peculiar purposes. Anti- static casters and air filled casters can be fitted in other to provide safety in places of static electricity and uneven surfaces respectively. Platform trucks can be finished and constructed so it can serve diverse uses and purposes. Sides made of metal, steel and wood can be added to make it suitable for transporting fragile goods, while cradles or cages can be included so it will be easier for carrying drums or bottle kegs.

Uses of platform truck

Platform trucks are used in schools, hospitals, libraries and offices. In schools, teachers use them to transport audio visual objects from one spot to another, while nurses use them to transport food and drugs to patient in their wards. Librarian use them to make book shelving less difficult, while employees attached to the mail room use them make fast and easy distribution of correspondence. Also, caterers and restaurants use them to transport stuffs from one spot to the other.

In retails stores, employees use the trucks with multi-level shelves to transport merchandise from warehouse straight to the sales floor. They are also used to unload goods from cargo trucks into the warehouse or stores. Apart from stores, they are also found in gardens, large shops and factories. Plants can be moved easily to prevent them from getting damaged; heavy factory equipment are transported much swiftly with less effort; while fragile electronics like washing machines, TV sets and kitchen appliances can be moved around large shops and dragged to the customer's vehicle without any problems. Ensure that you purchase a high quality
platform trucks so it will serve you for a very long time.

Please visit our website for more information on our British made platform trucks, sack trucks and other trolleys for offices and garden centres.

Monday, 5 November 2012