Platform Trucks


Heavy duty platform trucks and folding hand trucks are made from aluminum, metal and plastic. When you need a rugged and sturdy truck for moving the heaviest possible weights around the warehouse or factory, but do not have access to or the availability of a forklift, platform trucks are the perfect solution. With a large flat bed that can carry the bulkiest items with ease, and a range of different designs available to suit almost any situation, these are one of the most flexible devices in a modern workshop, and provide plenty of freedom and support for staff.

In general, platform trucks have been designed to be pulled rather than pushed, and this protocol should be followed wherever possible. When a fully laden truck is being pulled, it is much easier for the operator to control its speed and stop it if necessary by bracing their weight against the motion of the truck. If the truck is being pushed, it can only be stopped by holding it up using the hands, and when the truck has up to one and a half tons on board, it can easily get away from the operator, and potentially do a lot of damage.

One of the main advantages that platform trucks have over other carts is...


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