Platform trucks have a large flat surface and are used for transporting many different items. Packaged items and crates are easily moved using platform trucks. They're often used to carry large bulky items and are sold in building supply stores and even flat pack furniture stores. Planks of wood, doors, bricks, paving slabs, bags of cement, plumbing supplies and more are all easy to transport on a platform truck.
They may be especially useful in carrying heavy items such as televisions washing machines and other electrical appliances. You often see platform trucks in Garden centres, warehouses, factories and large shops. They are popular for use in these places as they are Sturdy, reliable, and manoeuvrable. Some of the trucks are designed with balance wheels. These allow a lot of freedom of movement, as the truck is able to fully rotate in a space no smaller than its own length, making them very useful for transporting goods in tight spaces and small areas.
Different types of platform trucks include a basic platform truck suitable for many uses, a balance wheel platform truck with full mesh sides, ideal for manoeuvring goods in difficult spaces (The mesh is perfect for ensuring that goods do not fall off the trolley), A crate trolley with a baseboard and a pulling handle with a swivel mechanism and a platform truck with half mesh sides.
Most platform trucks are built with an MDF platform, strong and durable enough to hold most heavy goods, long lasting solid rubber tyres, a sturdy steel frame with optional mesh sides and a pushing handle which is sometimes movable. These features combine to make a high quality, practical truck appropriate for a great many uses.
Once you have purchased a good quality platform truck, it will last you a great many years, and be very useful for a number of purposes.