It is likely you have seen platform trolleys before but just not known it. You may have been told you need one as a solution to move your goods from point a to point b with ease and not known where to start, what type is right for you, and how exactly you can use one.

Well, you've come to the right place!

Whether you know what they are or have never heard of one before and are now looking to get one, this article has something for you as we're going to be breaking down everything to do with a platform trolley.

The team at Lifting Equipment Store (LES) always wants to make sure the focus is on you as a customer which is why we put together articles like this to delve into all the details around lifting products and solutions that can drive more value to your business and it's customers.

If you have any questions or would like to find out more about this moving piece of equipment at any point in this article, please contact a regularly trained and experienced member of the LES team who will be happy to support you.

What is a platform trolley?

This goods maneuvering equipment is designed for easy transportation of heavy and bulky items. They come in great use for where carrying heavy items manually over longer distances would be unsafe or strenuous on your body. 

The main purpose of using one is to move items from one place to another with ease while allowing you to carry more loads than you would manually.

You'll notice that the item has a simple design so you and your team can use it straight away with minimal training. You can expect most versions to follow the design of a flat platform with four casters (wheels) and a fixed handle which is used to either push or pull the platform and the load it's carrying.

It's important that you know what weight capacity you need your trolley to carry as there are multiple different versions that are capable of carrying up to 250kg.

The easy-to-use moving equipment is foldable so that you can store them with ease when not in use to avoid any increased chances of hazards or having them take up unnecessary floor space.

You can get variations of the product to match certain applications or to move goods for certain industries with the product being able to be made for bespoke requirements.

Platform trollies are used in a range of industries such as construction, schools, libraries, warehouses, and factories to name a few showing how versatile the product is and where you can use them.

Platform Trolley

Benefits of having one

There are a number of advantages you can get from using one of these robust and heavy goods moving solutions. We're going to look at a number of them below to give you a better idea of it's the right moving solution for your current, or any future, challenge.

Transporting heavy or uneven material manually can be a challenging task which is where having one of these can help as they are there to make the transportation process easy and safer for you, your team, and anyone else moving items on your site.

Most trolleys have a grip where the load sits to ensure the load stays in place and does not become unbalanced. For anyone operating this equipment, it means they will not have to worry about the load accidentally slipping or becoming unstable.

The wheels on it allow for a smooth transportations process as long as there are not any obstructions in the surrounding area so you can move items around your floor space with ease.

You can also use platform trolleys to transport goods from one place to another that might be wider and odd shaped when something like a machine mover can't do the job.

You can compare the advantages of this product has against other moving equipment such as furniture movers, machine moving skates, load movers on the blog page where we give more insights like this on these products and more.

Safety measures

When lifting any heavy items there is always a potential risk and that's where this item can help significantly reduce the risk of damage and personal injury.

Platform trolleys are designed to take the heavy lifting out of moving objects, small and heavy, so it is less strain for the operator and person moving the item to ensure a safe and easy transportation method. 

You need to remember to not try to exceed the capacity of the variation you have as this can potentially damage the goods its carrying, making it less efficient when transporting. 

If you're carrying heavy goods, please always ensure you're wearing the correct safety equipment such as suitable safety clothing, gloves, and footwear to avoid any personal injury to the operator.

Do you need a platform trolley?

If you are in an industry that requires the transportation of heavy loads and items, then this item might well be the right answer for you and your moving challenge.

Although we have covered what platform trollies are, how to use one safely, and the advantages that come with purchasing a platform trolley, we have not discussed whether or not a this moving solution is right for your business. 

At LES, your needs come first so for any further information you can contact a member of our LES team so that we can find a product that will fit all your requirements.