For quick and easy transport of heavy loads, it’s hard to argue with the no-frills/no-fuss approach of the humble sack truck.

Typically comprising of two wheels and an L-shaped frame, sack trucks provide an uncomplex lifting solution that’s ideal for moving heavy loads with virtually no effort at all.

To operate, all you need to do is simply tilt and push. It’s really that easy!

However, not all sack trucks are created equal and there are a wide variety of specific models available, built with a specific job in mind.

To help you get better acquainted with each one, here’s a brief rundown of the various sack trucks you can find on the market.

 

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Types of Sack Trucks

In addition to the standard sack truck, there are a variety of speciality versions available, tailor-made to better suit particular jobs. Here’s a few of the most popular:

 

adjustable sack trucks

Adjustable Sack Trucks

While traditional sack trucks are extremely handy, their solid frame and simple design can make them somewhat limiting in terms of their versatility.

From a flexibility standpoint, an adjustable sack truck can remedy that issue in an instant, providing additional variety in terms of how you approach the load.

These are particularly handy if you are habitually required to move loads of varying size and shape.

For example, our Folding Toe Sack Truck comes equipped with an extendable toe length should you need to lift a larger item.

Adjustable sack trucks are often used in travel services, mail companies and construction.

 

folding sack trucks

Folding Sack Trucks

For ease of storage, foldable sack trucks are a fantastic space-saving solution, typified by their ability to reduce their size.

Common features include telescopic handles and a foldable toe plate, allowing the equipment to shrink down to more manageable size for transport and storage.

Folding sack trucks are particularly handy for jobs where you are required to move around and change location on a regular basis, e.g. deliveries, etc.

 

aluminium sack trucks

Aluminium Sack Trucks

Boasting enhanced durability, resistance to rust and a lightweight frame, aluminium sack trucks provide a tougher, more hard-wearing solution to load moving.

As a result of its aluminium frame, these products are also far more resistant to bending and chipping – both of which are common issues associated with lesser sack trucks.

Aluminium sack trucks also typically come with solid rubber wheels for enhanced traction and easy manoeuvrability that’s suitable for both indoor and outdoor use.

 

stair climbing sack trucks 

Stair Climbing Sack Trucks

When lifts are absent or unavailable, transporting heavy goods up and down flights of stairs can be an arduous endeavour.

Luckily, you can step up your sack truck game with stair climbing sack trucks – specifically designed to tackle stairs one step at a time and make stair transport a breeze.

Specifically designed for tackling stairs head-on, stair climbing sack trucks typically feature a unique feature a three-wheel rotary system or a sled-like track that allows them to traverse steps with ease.

Stair climbing sack trucks often come in the form of electric-powered sack trucks for additional easy-of-operation, reduced strain and optimised transportation.

 

Cylinder Sack Trucks

Designed almost exclusively for transporting gas canisters, cylinders and bottles, cylinder sack trucks provide the perfect transportation method for these notoriously awkward items.

Cylinder sack trucks are typically fitted with an adjustable front plate for securing cylinders of all sizes, providing an additional element of security during transit.

Meanwhile, another common feature of cylindrical sack trucks is their tendency to feature hard-wearing tyres, allowing them to be used in industrial environments without worry of punctures.

 

For more information on any of the sack trucks mentioned in this article of for additional advice on what kind of sack truck is best for you, why not drop us a line today? Call now on 0117 9381 600 or get in touch online by clicking the button below.

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Cheap Sack Trolleys

Sack trolleys are the quintessential item for moving sacks around the warehouse. There really is nothing better to do the job with, which is why there is such a great variety of cheap sack trolleys available.

Sack trolleys are found in most warehouses, and here at PalleTruck-Trolleys, we have many cheap sack trolleys in stock to suit the demand of the public. That's why today we have decided to take you on a tour of some of the cheapest sack trolleys we have in store.

Here's a brief look at our discounted and cheap sack trolleys:

 

Lightweight Aluminium Folding Sack Truck > 

Only £23.99

This marvellously priced 90kg Sack Trolley is not only cheap as can be but it also comes with solid rubber wheels. This means that not only will this sack trolley barely make a dent in your pocket, it will also last you a good while too! 

 

250kg High Back Cheap Sack Trolley

250kg High Back Sack Truck >

Only £32.19!

With the ability to carry slightly more weight, this extra-large high back sack trolley also comes in at a great price. The high handle on this sack trolley makes it easy to push and it is equipped with 10inch pneumatic wheels and a large toe plate for increased stability. 

300kg Heavy Duty Steel Cheap Sack Trolley

300kg Heavy Duty Steel Sack Truck >

Only £38.65!

With even more lifting capacity, you're still getting a fantastic piece of equipment for your money with this heavy-duty steel cheap sack trolley. With a P-handle, pulling and pushing your sacks around the warehouse has never been easier. This heavy-duty sack trolley also has pneumatic wheels that will last you for the years ahead. 

200kg Folding Plate Cheap Sack Trolley

200kg Folding Plate Sack Trolley >

Only £38.65!

With a robust toe plate and a strong steel tubular construction, this 200kg folding plate sack trolley is reasonably priced and perfect for everyday use. The additional folding toe means the length of the metal base can be extended to 600mm and the pneumatic wheels mean that punctures will not be something you have to worry about. 

 

250kg Heavy Duty Steel Cheap Sack Trolley

250kg Heavy Duty Steel Cheap Trolley >

Only £44.99!

Also under £50, this 250kg Heavy Duty Steel Sack Trolley is a wonderful addition to your warehouse. It comes with solid puncture proof wheels which will keep your sack truck going for the years ahead and will be reliable for day-to-day usage. It also includes handles on either side of the trolley to provide added stability and manoeuvrability. 

If none of these sack trolleys is to your liking, we also have a full range of cheap sack trolleys available here at PalleTrucks-Trolleys for you to browse. If you have any questions about our sack trolleys, you can either contact us here or call us on 0808 123 69 69.  

Stair Sack Trucks

Carrying heavy goods up even a small flight of stairs can be difficult and potentially even dangerous (see Manual Handling Hazards). But it's not like you can just put those big boxes on a trolley and wheel upstairs...unless, of course, you have a stair climbing sack truck on hand.

Here at PalleTrucks-Trolleys.com, we stock a selection of stair sack trucks that are specifically designed for smooth travel up (and down) steps while carrying heavy loads.

All of our stair sack trucks are available to buy and hire - visit our Sack Truck Hire page for more information on the latter option, or read on to view specifications for each of our ingenious stair-climbing products.

100kg Stair Sack Truck with Folding Extension Plate

Features 3 rotating wheels (solid rubber) on either side of the trolley.

  • Capacity: 100kg
  • Load plate depth: 205mm
  • Plate extension depth: 440mm
  • Trolley height: 1080mm

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150kg Electric Stair Climber Sack Truck Platform

This electric sack truck takes all the hassle out of moving items up and down stairs. Use the +/- control to select a speed and the trolley will travel along on its heavy-duty rubber tracks (which offer excellent grip on staircases).

  • Capacity: 150kg
  • Plate size: 400mm x 475mm
  • Product height: 1100mm
  • Battery life: 4 hours (approx.)

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310kg Powered Stair Climber Sack Truck

This powered trolley offers superb load-bearing capabilities as well as an automatic braking system that allows you to move heavy items safely and easily!

  • Capacity: 310kg
  • Toe plate depth: 195mm
  • Product height: 1620mm (1100mm with top section folded)
  • Battery life: 100 steps

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Need any assistance? Call the PalleTrucks-Trolleys.com team on 0117 9381 600 or use the links below!

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Sack Truck

Do you rely on a sack truck to transport heavy loads around your workplace? If so, it's important to ensure that your truck is in tip-top condition before each use.

To ensure that you check your sack truck thoroughly, we've created a checklist of all the things you need to inspect to ensure that your truck is in a high enough standard to be used.

 

Chassis & Load Plate

Is it free from rust?

Yes || No || Unsure

Are there any fractures or bulges?

Yes || No || Unsure

Are there any bends in the load plate?

Yes || No || Unsure

Are the welds that connect the plate to the frame free rust and fractures?

Yes || No || Unsure

Is there excessive wear on the load plate?

Yes || No || Unsure

 

Grips and Handles

If handles are bolted, are the fixing in place, and free from rust?

Yes || No || Unsure

Are the handle grips tight?

Yes || No || Unsure

Is there any damage to the grips?

Yes || No || Unsure

 

Wheels and Tyres

Is the tread on the tyre in good condition?

Yes || No || Unsure

Are all tyres inflated and at equal pressure?

Yes || No || Unsure

Are all the nuts, blots and bearings tight, and intact?

Yes || No || Unsure

Is each wheel fitted with an end cap?

Yes || No || Unsure

Is there any lateral movement with the wheels?

Yes || No || Unsure

 

Fixings (Nuts, Bolts, Split Pins, etc.)

Are all fittings in place?

Yes || No || Unsure

Are they free from rust?

Yes || No || Unsure

Are they in tight?

Yes || No || Unsure

 

If you have noticed any problems with your sack truck, it's important that you take action immediately and either fix these issues or replace your sack truck, as any of the above problems could put the operator's health and safety at risk; and you may also risk damaging any goods being carried.

If you're looking to replace your truck, click the button below to view our range of high-quality sack trucks.

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What are sack trucks?

A sack truck is a cart used to move heavy objects – these carts have wheels and handles which, when tilted back, make transporting heavier loads much easier and safer.

Despite the name ‘sack’, these carts can be used to move a plethora of items – providing they meet the weight limit of that particular cart and are an appropriate size. 

PalleTruck-Trolleys have a range of sack trucks to meet your needs. These trucks are available to buy or rent, depending on your personal requirements.

What makes folding sack trucks different?

The toe of any sack truck is where the load is located whilst using the device. Sack trucks with fixed toes tend to be limited to smaller items which can be placed on the fixed surface area, while folding toes have more room for materials to fit onto the fold out toe of the truck, making them adaptable and generally more popular as they can be used for multiple jobs.

What does PalleTruck-Trolleys have to offer?

Here at PalleTruck-Trolleys we have a wide range of folding sack trucks to suit multiple needs and jobs:

(300kg Heavy Duty Steel Sack Truck Trolley)

This heavy-duty steel sack truck is ideal for moving heavy loads of up to 300kg around a commercial area. It includes a P handle and robust steel frame. This folding sack truck can be ordered in various quantities depending upon your need – click the link below the picture for further details.

(3 In 1 Heavy Duty Sack Truck Trolley)

For those of you who have a variety of tasks to tackle, this multi-purpose folding truck is ideal as it can transform into 3 different positions. The added extra of this multi-function will save you a lot of time and potentially money. Have a look at the page for more details if you think this might suit you!

If you didn’t see the folding sack trolley you require, just have a look at this page where there are plenty of other sack truck options, we're sure we have the product for you! As always, if you ever have any questions about our products or would like advice on what to buy or rent, please feel free to get in touch. We’d be happy to answer any questions you might have!