Rotating Dollies

Navigate tight corners with ease when you use durable 360-degree rotating dollies from GKS. 


Dollies have helped businesses move large, heavy objects from point A to point B for decades. Without the help of a dolly system, many of these objects would be unmovable. Thanks to dollies, also known as industrial rigging skates or machine skates, workers can transport things like construction equipment and heavy machinery without extreme amounts of manual labor.

Our rotating dollies use high-quality swing arms and bearings, allowing operators to effortlessly move large machines in tight spaces. GKS rotating dollies have durable, all-direction wheels that allow you to smoothly maneuver an object through your facility with ease and their innovative roller construction means they won’t damage your floors.

If your company consistently transports heavy objects, rotating dollies are a wise investment to cut back on labor and increase efficiency and speed. If you only have an occasional need for dollies, GKS can also connect you with our trusted partners for rental equipment so you can get your job done without the upfront investment.

What is the difference between a dolly and a trolley?

There is sometimes confusion between dollies and transport trollies, since both are used to move heavy equipment.

A dolly is a platform on wheels. Sometimes referred to as a machine skate, dollies typically have one wheel on each corner of a platform. When using a dolly, objects are lifted on and off the platform for a total of two lifts, reducing the amount of manual labor necessary to move the object.

Trollies, on the other hand, are L-shaped with two wheels at the bottom corner. Heavy load trollies use leverage to lift objects, so manual lifting is not necessary. Both machine skates and trollies facilitate more efficient, less physically demanding moves, allowing your employees to accomplish more without the hassle of unnecessary lifting.

Dolly Types

Lead Dollies: Lead Dollies, or L-Dollies, are used to steer heavy loads through your facility while navigating a wide variety of terrains. With stable, easily maneuverable lead dollies from GKS, you can successfully navigate these surfaces. Lead Dollies also allow you to steer at up to a 90-degree angle to help overcome difficult turns or tight spaces. Our low-profile machine skates can be used on both indoor and outdoor surfaces such as concrete, asphalt and metal.

Follow Dollies: Follow Dollies, or F-Dollies, are used to support heavy loads by forming the second and third points of the classic 3-point move. Unlike other industrial rigging skates, our Follow Dollies are low-profile and use non-marking rollers, ensuring that floors won’t be damaged during a move. A connecting bar between the dollies enables secure moving on any type of surface.

Rotating Dollies: Sometimes, you need a dolly that can navigate exceptionally tight spaces. Rotating dollies from GKS feature unique bearings that allow them to rotate 360 degrees. The rollers are low-resistance and like the rollers on our other machine skates, they’re engineered to ensure scuff-free floors throughout the moving process.

Our rotating dollies aren’t just efficient in moving through both compact areas and large spaces – they’re also highly maneuverable. If you transport heavy loads around corners or down narrow passages, a GKS rotating dolly is the ideal piece of equipment to make your operation more efficient.

Trolley Types

Using a trolley for lifting heavy things is another option to streamline an industrial moving application. Trollies are available in a variety of options, including…

  • Transport trollies
  • Tandem trollies
  • 360-degree rotating trollies
  • Shipping container trollies
  • Heavy load trollies

The right equipment for you, whether it’s container trollies or dollies, depends on the frequency of your moves, the layout of your facility and the type of objects you transport. Investing in high-quality industrial moving equipment sets your business up for success and helps create a happier, more productive working environment.


Browse all of our rotating dollies above to find the perfect fit for your operation. Like all of our products, our rotating dollies are thoroughly tested to ensure high performance. Need help choosing the best rotating dolly for your needs? Contact our U.S.-based customer service for more information on any of our products.

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