As any doctor could tell you, lifting and carrying heavy objects can be potentially harmful to the human body and may result in long-term back and muscle problems. However, there are a range of trolleys and trucks available which allow the user to transport heavy items between locations with little effort. Platform Trucks in particular would be a worthwhile investment for any firm whose workforce operates in stockrooms, warehouses or any other location where it is likely that heavy objects would need to be transported swiftly and easily, such as building sites and garden centres.
Platform Trucks typically are made up of a platform made from Medium-Density Fibreboard (MDF), usually 1.0 by 0.7 metres in size and raised upon solid rubber tyres and connected to a removable, easy to bolt on tubular metal push handle. They are also available with metal mesh sides which prevent the items on the truck from falling off. These trucks can carry total loads ranging from 150-500kg in one go, considerably more than if a worker was carrying them manually.
These trucks come in a range of styles to meet any required purpose. For example, a Balance Wheel Platform Truck can be turned around within its own length (1 metre), making it ideal for use in confined areas such as between the aisles of a warehouse or stockroom. Also, many of these trucks can be delivered in flat-pack form, allowing in easy transportation, and they are easy to assemble.
These trucks don’t have to be used solely by workers in stockrooms and warehouses. Certain models of Platform Truck, such as the simple Crate Trolley with baseboard, may be beneficially used by customers in hardware stores or similar shops where heavy items (such as paint) may require transportation from the shelf to the till to their car.