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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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