Trollies & Dollies
If you run a delivery service, moving company, or other logistics service, moving items from one point to the next is likely the most important aspect of your business. Being able to transport items smoothly is crucial for keeping customers happy and building an excellent reputation.
Of course, your employees provide valuable manual labor for transporting items. But larger items, like appliances, are heavy and cumbersome for people alone to lift. Lifting heavy items all day is not good for the body, and can lead to employee burnout and high turnover.
Instead of relying on manual labor alone, support your team with transportation items like trollies and dollies. These tools, including tandem trollies, container trollies, machine dollies, and more. There are many types of trollies and dollies to suit a variety of lifting and transporting needs. Depending on your typical workload, GKS can recommend the best trolley or dolly for your operation.
So, what exactly is a dolly? There are many variations on a standard dolly. But at its core, a dolly is a platform on wheels. Typically, the platform will have one wheel on each corner.
Dollies have been around for decades, making transportation faster and easier. They can be used on a small scale to lighten the load of moving heavy medium-sized objects, or on a large scale for construction needs. For example, you have probably seen an old movie or cartoon where two characters propel themselves down a railroad track on a rocker. This is just one example of a dolly.
If your business requires frequent deliveries of heavy items, mid-sized dollies are an excellent investment. The time and effort saved by using a dolly, rather than manual labor alone, adds up quickly over time.
Even more importantly, there are some objects that simply can’t be moved without a dolly. Dollies allow you to lift an object only twice: once to put it on the dolly, and once to take it off. This requires significantly less strain than if you were to carry that same object manually from point A to point B.
However, if even lifting the object twice is too much strain without assistance, a dolly may not be the best tool for you. In that case, you will want to consider a trolley.
A trolley goes by a few names, including two-wheeler, stack truck, trundler, box cart, transport trolley, and hand truck. All of these names refer to the L-shaped piece of equipment with two wheels at the bottom.
Like dollies, people have been using trollies to move heavy items for a long time. Notably, they were used by young laborers—sometimes as young as ten years old—to unload ships despite their lack of strength.
To use a trolley, you slide the short end of the L-shape underneath a heavy item, leveraging it up onto the wheels in order to transport the item. This means you do not have to lift the full weight of the object at any point. And, during transport, the wheels take on some of the weight to make the process more manageable.
Trollies are available in a few varieties, including 360 degree rotating trollies, lifting trollies, shipping container trollies, and heavy load trollies.
If your crew needs to move heavy objects, trollies are just the tool for you.
GKS Perfekt Quality
Looking to equip your crew with quality trollies and dollies? GKS Perfekt offers tough commercial moving solutions to help you get your job done quickly and easily. Every GKS Perfekt product is thoroughly tested to ensure your satisfaction. Plus, our US-based customer service provides you with the support you need to choose the best solutions for our business.
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