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Platform Trolleys

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

Heavy-Duty Platform Trolleys for the Toughest Tasks

When transporting goods and materials in a business setting, platform trolleys are an indispensable tool. These robust and versatile pieces of equipment can significantly enhance efficiency and productivity in a wide range of industries. Whether you're in retail, warehousing, or hospitality, our high-quality platform trolleys are designed to meet your specific needs.

Our range includes a variety of heavy-duty platform trolleys built to withstand the rigours of daily use in even the most demanding environments. These trolleys are durable and designed with user safety and comfort in mind. With features such as easy-grip handles and smooth-rolling wheels, they make the task of moving heavy loads much easier and safer.

Explore our selection of platform trolleys today and discover how they can streamline your operations, reduce manual handling risks, and contribute to a more efficient and productive workplace. We're confident that you'll find the perfect platform trolley to fit your business requirements.

Understanding Platform Trolleys

Platform trolleys are robust and portable workplace trolleys, designed to transport heavy or bulky items around your workspace effortlessly. These trolleys are constructed from sturdy welded mild steel and are perfect for demanding industrial environments. They come equipped with heavy-duty castor wheels, two of which swivel for easy manoeuvrability in tight spaces. Platform trolleys come in various sizes and styles, including open or sided variants, to cater to your specific needs.

Benefits of Using Platform Trolleys

Platform trolleys offer numerous benefits, making them an essential tool for many businesses. They are ideal for moving heavy and bulky items, with sided versions perfect for transporting smaller items in large quantities. These trolleys can significantly improve efficiency in manufacturing and restocking processes. The swivelling, braked wheels ensure easy manoeuvrability and safety, even with heavy loads. Platform trolleys with sides also provide added safety by preventing items from sliding back and striking the operator. Furthermore, the Germ Guard antibacterial compound in the paint finish helps to reduce germ transmission in the workplace.

Things to Consider

  • Weight capacity: One of the most important factors to consider when purchasing a platform trolley is its weight capacity. Ensure that the trolley you choose can handle the maximum weight you intend to transport, as exceeding the weight limit can lead to accidents or damage to the trolley and its contents.
  • Size and dimensions: Consider the size and dimensions of the platform trolley to ensure it fits through doorways, narrow aisles, or any other spaces where you plan to use it. Additionally, think about the size of the platform itself and whether it is suitable for the items you need to transport.
  • Manoeuvrability and mobility: Look for platform trolleys with features that enhance Manoeuvrability and mobility, such as swivel casters or wheels that allow for easy turning and smooth movement. This will make it easier to navigate through tight spaces or around obstacles.
  • Durability and construction: Assess the construction materials and build quality of the platform trolley to ensure it is sturdy and durable enough to withstand regular use and heavy loads. Consider factors like the material of the frame, platform, and wheels, as well as any reinforcement or additional support features.
  • Ergonomics: Pay attention to the ergonomics of the platform trolley, including the handle design and height. Opt for trolleys with adjustable handles or ergonomic grips to minimise strain and promote comfortable operation for the user.
  • Safety features: Look for platform trolleys that offer safety features such as brakes or locking mechanisms to prevent accidental movement or slippage. Additionally, consider trolleys with guardrails or edges to prevent items from falling off during transportation.
  • Versatility and adaptability: Consider whether the platform trolley can be adapted or customized to suit different needs or environments. Look for features like removable handles, adjustable platforms, or the ability to attach additional accessories or extensions.
  • Maintenance and cleaning: Evaluate the ease of maintenance and cleaning for the platform trolley. Consider factors such as whether it is easy to access and clean hard-to-reach areas, if the wheels are easily replaceable, and if the trolley requires any specific maintenance procedures to ensure longevity and performance.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is platform trolley?

A platform trolley, also known as a platform truck or a hand truck, is a versatile and practical tool used for transporting heavy or bulky items. It typically consists of a flat platform with four wheels and a handle for manoeuvring. Platform trolleys are designed to make moving goods more efficient and less physically demanding.

In the UK, platform trolleys are widely used in various industries such as warehousing, retail, hospitality, and manufacturing. They are perfect for moving goods within a warehouse, loading and unloading deliveries, or even for everyday tasks like moving furniture or equipment. With their sturdy construction and smooth rolling wheels, platform trolleys provide a reliable and convenient solution for transporting heavy loads.

At First Mats, we offer various platform trolleys to suit different needs and requirements. Whether you need a compact trolley for tight spaces or a heavy-duty one for demanding environments, we have the perfect solution for you. Our platform trolleys are built to last, ensuring durability and reliability. Invest in a platform trolley today and experience the ease and efficiency it brings to your daily operations.


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