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Three Items to Consider Before Choosing a Hand Truck for Your Job

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Hand trucks are designed to fulfill a wide range of load handling needs. The options when it comes to hand trucks are just as varied, from standard two-wheel hand trucks to foldable hand trucks, appliance hand trucks to convertible hand trucks. Choosing a hand truck to suit your needs can fluctuate from job to job; however, there are three essential items to consider before you load that truck up. 

Obstacle prevalence

Are you going to have to wield your hand truck around obtruding objects or navigate it in tight spaces during the job? If your job involves tight spaces or a built-in obstacle course, you’re going to need to choose a hand truck that functions well in tight spaces. A motorized hand truck will often navigate much better in close quarters.
Terrain navigation

Hand trucks feature a variance of wheels in order to fulfill multiple load needs. This is important because you should be matching the tire you need the job you’re doing. For example, depending on the ground you have to dr…

4 Innovations That Will Improve Your Gardening

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Whether you come from a long line of gardeners and are born with your green thumb or you develop it through hard work, trial and error, and sheer perseverance, innovation will make doing what you enjoy much easier. From speeding up the composting timeline to utilizing a motorized cart, these four innovations will leave you with more time to play in the dirt. Modernize more than your gardening routine with a lift hand truck that will make getting heavy things from the garage a breeze.

Rolling garden work scooter
An excellent way to relieve the back and knee pain that goes hand in hand with gardening, a garden work scooter will alleviate the pain associated with bending, stooping, kneeling, and crawling. Choose a model that is easily moved with large tires that offer extensive tread, so no part of your yard and garden is off limits.
Hand truck
Not a typical garden tool, a hand truck is still a valuable accessory for gardening. It will help you move heavy things easily without breaking yo…

Choosing a Hand Truck to Suit Your Needs

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For physically demanding tasks, hand trucks are a necessity. They aid in preventing injury while lifting and increase productivity. Plus, they are far more maneuverable than forklifts or power stackers. With applications across all industries and the benefit extending into the home on many occasions, it isn’t a matter of if you need a hand truck, but which model to choose. 




There are several things to consider before purchasing a hand truck:

Safety

Safety is huge, especially if you’ll be moving large, heavy loads. Safety features that pay for themselves significantly reduce the likelihood of injury. Look for enhanced features like regenerative braking, automatic parking brakes, features that protect the operator (such as handlebar construction), and automatic braking systems that prevent runaways while going up and down hills and ramps.

Tip: Powered models tend to have heightened safety features and abilities.

Power

Dependent on how much weight you’re carrying, a powered lift …

The Importance of Ergonomically Designed Hand Trucks and Other Material Handling Equipment

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In January 2017, Liberty Mutual published its Workplace Safety Index, which assessed the top 10 causes of the most debilitating workplace injuries in the US. The leading cause was “overexertion involving outside sources,” which included injuries involving pushing, pulling, lifting and holding objects. This accounted for 23% of workplace injuries and almost $14 billion in expenses.


Modern, ergonomically designed hand trucks and other material handling equipment can keep workers from getting hurt. Consequently, they can help companies save a considerable amount of money.

Ergonomics in the Material Handling Industry

Applied Ergonomics once published a study entitled “Usability of manual handling aid for transporting materials.” Although it came out quite a few years ago, the study touches on many of the needs and issues that workers face today regarding material-handling equipment.

The study draws upon the results of a survey given to 90 workers who used equipment like cylinder trolleys and …

A Few Milestones in the History of the Material Handling Industry

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Move Material Easier with Stair Climbing Dollies and Hand Trucks

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People may not think much about hand trucks until they need to move something heavy or unwieldy. When that time comes, the value of these devices and similar pieces of equipment becomes clear.


Warehouses, delivery companies and others can now find a variety of durable, long-lasting hand trucks, which can handle hundreds of lbs. of material at a time. However, people may not know about more specialized equipment that can make different tasks easier. Here are three types of products that enable people to transport material safely:

Stair Climbing Dolly

A stair climbing dolly allows people to transport heavy loads quickly and safely up a flight of stairs. These devices have an electric motor-powered lifting mechanism, which extends and presses down on a stair. This reduces the effort needed to pull the dolly and its load up the staircase. Available devices let users adjust the speed of the mechanism to ensure their safety.

Also, the stair climbing dolly’s lifting mechanism can work like a bra…

3 Products which Make It Easier to Handle and Transport Material

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Logistics and product delivery companies and several other types of businesses must transport items to and from different locations on a regular basis. To do this, they need to hire workers with the strength to load, unload and carry packages. They also need to acquire and maintain vehicles which allow them to move materials over longer distances.


However, companies often need more tools than manpower and trucks. Here are three products which make it easier for people to transport heavy, cumbersome material:

1) Dollies

Warehouses rely on dollies to move objects which may be too big or too heavy for people to lift. There are different kinds of dollies, which have different capabilities. Pallet dollies, for example, are platforms with rollers on their sides. They enable people to transport heavy material without using a forklift. Some recent pallet dolly models also have pierced frames or towing hitches, which let people pull their material with a handle or tugger.

2) Hand Trucks

A hand truc…