The one tool that comes in handy under almost any different commercial and industrial circumstance is the platform cart. These hardy transportation devices are one of the most common sights in warehouses and factories all over the world, and fulfill literally hundreds of different roles depending on the needs of the facility where they are used.
The most popular use for platform carts in a warehouse or factory is to carry heavy weights from one workstation to another. Thanks to the rugged construction of the carts, they are able to carry comparatively heavy weights up to around 4,800 pounds provided that the user is comfortable manipulating the weight safely.
The great thing about platform carts is that their design means that they are particularly well suited to use in an industrial environment. The large flat platform that the trucks are designed around is usually flat, and the general stability of the cart in use means that items are extremely unlikely to come loose or fall off when they are being moved, and this increases the safety of the tool in use.
A lightweight platform cart with a capacity of around 3,000 pounds is ideal for most roles you can possibly have in mind. The carts all feature high quality construction in aluminum that combines the lightest possible with maximum rigidity in use to create a vehicle that will last well and remain in excellent shape for a long and useful life.
One of the advantages of platform carts is that they can normal be nested inside each other for storage, which means that when they are not in use they will not require large amounts of space to be set aside for them, and this will reduce their impact on efficiency when not in use.
There are different variations on the standard platform cart design available that fulfill slightly different roles as well as providing a slightly different level of convenience for users. One of the most popular alternative platform carts features fold down handles for easier storage, and means that when not in use, the cart can be used as a simple movable storage platform with other goods stacked on top of it. This design has been taken one step further with the fold up aluminum platform truck, which has a smaller base than many of the alternative models in the range, and is used for lugging single boxes around the warehouse rather than larger and more cumbersome loads.
Typically, these platform carts feature two swivel casters and two fixed, as this provides the highest levels of control possible without running the risk of the carts being able to run free and damage items as they are moved around while fully laden.
Choosing the right range of platform trucks for your workplace need not be a tricky procedure, and as long as you have knowledge of the kind of items that need to be moved around, planning the correct equipment is simple. Ensure that any carts that you order are capable of moving an excess over the standard load volume that you expect to prevent damage to the carts occurring through them being overloaded, and follow proper maintenance procedures through the lifetime of the tools, and they will serve you well for a long period of time.