Portable lifting refers to any type of mobile lifting equipment that can be moved around the workplace or desired location. There are many different types of portable lifting equipment like platform trolleys for different applications, and some can be operated manually while other types of more heavy purpose lifting equipment can be operated externally or internally. Some types of portable devices may include:
- Material handling trolley
- Drum trolley
- Industrial wheelbarrow
- Platform truck
- Electric powered platform truck
Electric platform trolleys are also called utility vehicles, electric trolley carts or powered platform truck vehicles and this type of platform truck can handle heavier loads than non-powered types. Platform trucks are generally considered to be trucks that are pushed or pulled by hand, although platform trucks that are powered by electricity are also widely available.
Hand platform trucks are typically single platforms mounted on four wheels, and two or more of these wheels will be of the rotating type to allow steering of the truck. A handle for pushing or pulling on one end of a platform truck, and it is usually around waist height.
A large number of platform trucks are available for a variety of applications. Trucks can be single or multi-platform depending on the use, and some of these uses may include supermarkets, DIY stores, builder yards, and furniture stores. Other types of portable lifting equipment include hydraulic lifting equipment such as portable hydraulic jacks and floor cranes. These types of lifting equipment may include:
- Forklift jack
- Fork truck jack
- Table lift jack
- Service jack
- Transmission jack
Load moving skates are very popular for moving crates and pelletized luggage and can handle very heavy loads. Some of these portable skates can handle up to 100 tons and can be disassembled into component parts for easy transport.
Cylinder trolleys are specially designed to carry only cylinders and different designs allow carrying different sizes and types of cylinders. All of pallet trucks are built to strict British and European safety standards to keep your employees safe, and are provided with a manufacturer’s warranty for peace of mind.
Whether you’re looking for a budget pallet truck to move a few pallets per week, or a premium fully powered pallet truck for more demanding manual handling jobs, you’ll find a range of trucks and trolleys. You will find what you are looking for.
The wide-wheeled folding platform trolley was designed to be used in the demands of industrial working environments where cargo may have to be transported over difficult terrain. It is made of durable steel and has heavy-duty pneumatic wheels that slide on uneven surfaces, maintaining stability even when the trolley is loaded with a capacity of up to 350 kg. The trolley has a PVC coated base plate to secure the luggage and a rubber coated ergonomic handle for easy manoeuvring. The trolley can be fully folded for easy storage in the work van. It has two or more sides so that a lot of material can be carried inside the cage protected from damage. One or two exposed sides make it easy to load and unload items from the cage.