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Platform Trolleys

Platform Trolleys are used in warehouses to move heavy goods around with ease. With their fully welded construction and robust casters, Heavy-Duty Platform Trolleys are durable and dependable. Choose from various designs includes open-sided or mesh sided trolleys, depending on your requirements.

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Platform Trolleys

What are platform trolleys?

Platform trolleys are portable workplace trolleys mounted on heavy-duty castor wheels. They are designed for transporting heavy / bulky and awkward items around your workplace with great ease. Our heavy-duty platform trolleys are fitted with swivelling castors so negotiating tight spaces is no trouble.

They are constructed from sturdy welded mild steel and therefore are extremely hard-wearing, and suitable for use in demanding industrial environments.

Platform trolleys are very well suited to use in warehouses and industrial workplaces. They come in single or double-handed and open or sided variants as well as different size options, so you can be sure to find the right type of trolley for your requirements.


What are the benefits of platform trolleys?

Heavy duty platform trolleys are ideally suited to moving heavy and bulky items. The sided versions are also great for moving smaller items in large quantities without the items spilling out. They make the transportation of goods or parts around your business extremely easy and convenient. You can use a heavy duty platform trolley to speed up routine tasks and make your manufacturing and restocking processes more efficient.

The whole range of platform trolleys features 2 fixed and 2 swivelling heavy-duty castor wheels for easy manoeuvrability, even with heavy loads. The swivelling wheels are also braked so you don’t need to worry about them rolling away when left in sloped areas!

The sided trolleys are available in 1, 2, 3, 3 ½ and 4 sided variants with plywood or wire mesh sides. Load retention will be improved with the more enclosed versions so you can select the appropriate configuration for the goods you transport. The 4 sided platform truck works really for transporting a large number of small items. Large and heavy items will be well suited to the versions with fewer sides, which will make loading and unloading much more convenient.

Sided variants will also stop any items that might shift around from sliding back and hitting the operator in the legs, which is great for improving health and safety. The trolleys are a convenient height for pushing so will be easy for your staff to operate. This will have benefits for reducing worker fatigue.

The top-quality powder coat paint finish includes a Germ Guard antibacterial compound, which improves health and safety in the workplace by helping to reduce the transmission of germs between workers. The high gloss powder-coating comes in a range of vibrant RAL colours. This gives you the option to have different colour trolleys allocated for separate products / tasks.


Who are platform trolleys for?

Platform trolleys are a product that many workplaces will gain a great deal of use from. Warehouses and industrial businesses will definitely benefit from these trolleys in daily operations. They are also brilliant for restocking large / heavy items in retail outlets.

For industrial and manufacturing companies they work particularly well for transporting parts / materials from one area of the site to another. This will save time that would otherwise be wasted moving awkward items, which makes your processes more efficient.


Which platform trolleys should I use?

It is prudent to consider the size and shape of the items you are moving when selecting the correct platform trolley to purchase. Large and heavy items will be best on the versions with fewer sides. Having open sides makes loading and unloading easy and, as heavy items are much less likely to shift when the trolley is moving, load retention is less of a consideration.

Awkwardly shaped items will benefit from more sides. This will improve load retention and prevent the items from falling off the trolley. If you want to transport lots of small stacked items, then a 4 sided trolley is the best option for optimal load retention.

When deciding between plywood or steel mesh sides you will need to think about the size of the items. Mesh sides offer the best protection and durability. Plywood is a great option for very small items that might fall between the gaps in the steel mesh.



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