A Handy Aid For Shifting Goods -The Hand Truck
If you are moving materials from your home or in a storage room and if there are more than couple of items then you would realize the need for a handy tool that can help you in shifting materials with ease and in less time. Certainly it makes your life easier to use a tool that can help you to shift the material without carrying the load and also allows you to carry more items at once thus making less number of trips.
A hand truck is a handy moving aid or cart that allows you to stack the material or items on its frame and roll it over the wheels. It is comprised of an L-shaped frame with platform like support at the bottom along with handles on one end and wheels fixed to the base. The shorter leg of L-frame or the ledge is parallel to the floor where objects can be placed or stacked. The convertible hand truck would stand upright when stationary and after the objects are placed, the frame is tilted so that the entire weight is on the wheels and can be pushed forward or backward. This helps to move heavy and multiple objects with less human effort and makes shifting of objects manageable.
The steel hand truck is also called as a trolley, stack truck, trolley truck, dolly, and sack truck or bag barrow. Usually, they are designed to be light weight, strong and sturdy. They are made out of tubular frames out of mild steel or aluminum, or extruded aluminum or sometimes even with plastics. Among aluminum hand truck there are many types and models are available, and the type or model is chosen based on the type of material and environment of usage. There are modified versions are also available that helps in climbing stairs, this type of hand trucks has 6 wheels instead of two wheels. Specially designed hand trucks are also available to suit oversize items and or for heavier goods that cannot be managed by any standard heavy duty hand truck. And there will be convertible options that quickly convert into a four-wheeled cart by making some adjustments. The handles can be telescopic type, and the longer side of the frame becomes the bed of the cart. An additional set of wheels makes it a complete horizontal self balancing rock n roller cart This type of convertible hand truck will be very useful if there are good of varying size or occasional large goods. The flat L-shaped frame and ledge enables it to insert underneath the object to be shifted with base that has cavity, this eliminates the need to lift the object entirely.