Platform trucks, also known as utility carts or warehouse carts, are adaptable and efficient heavy-duty carts designed to transport heavy loads across various environments. These trucks typically consist of a flat platform or bed mounted on four wheels, along with a handle for maneuvering. They are widely used in industries such as warehousing, manufacturing, logistics, retail, and hospitality, where the movement of goods and materials is a regular occurrence.
The platform of a platform truck is regularly made of sturdy materials like steel, aluminum, or reinforced plastic, guaranteeing it can withstand the weight and impact of heavy items. They can transport a wide range of items, including boxes, crates, equipment, and even furniture. In warehouses and distribution centers, platform trucks are invaluable for moving goods between storage areas, loading docks, and delivery trucks. In retail settings, they aid in restocking shelves and moving merchandise around the store floor. Moreover, platform trucks are commonly used for transporting catering supplies, cleaning equipment, and other heavy items in the hospitality industry.
Platform trucks are a universal cart for manually moving a large variety of material and inventory to an in-process or storage area. The basic platform truck design involves a deck with a handle attached on one side with 4-6 eight-inch casters. Typical capacities average 2000 pounds. ranging up to 2500 pounds.
Common platform trucks include one or more of these features: flat bed, aluminum deck, steel deck, nesting, narrow aisle deck, hardwood deck, plastic decking, decking with rails for panel/sheets and various types and sizes of casters. They are typically narrow enough to fit through a standard doorframe, or any aisle of shelving or pallet racking.
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