When shopping for a Sack Truck, it’s important to pay attention to the maximum load capacity. You’ll have two options: an upright truck or a horizontal platform trolley.
Both of these can accommodate a certain amount of weight, but if you are planning to move bulky and oddly shaped items, you should go with a platform trolley. They are horizontal and sit close to the ground, so they can usually handle these items a little better than the upright trucks can. If you’re looking for super heavy-duty platform trolleys for 300kg+, they aren’t as difficult to find as you might think.
However, before you start shopping for one of these trolleys, below are a few things to keep in mind.
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Steel or Aluminium Frame?
Both steel and aluminium are strong and have many advantages. Aluminium is incredibly lightweight, and therefore, your truck is easier to manoeuvre, say, if you want to lift it and put it in the back of your pickup truck or van. Aluminium is also rust-resistant, so you can feel good about keeping it for a very long time.
On the other hand, steel can’t be beaten when it comes to how heavy-duty it is, and while both steel and aluminium are strong, steel will always be stronger. It is stronger, so it is able to accommodate heavier loads, which is why if you’re researching platform trolleys for 300kg+, a trolley with a steel frame is usually your best bet.
What Type of Handles Should You Choose?
There are three main types of handles for upright trucks and platform trolleys, and they include the following:
Solid or Pneumatic Tyres?
Solid tyres won’t get punctures or go flat over time. They tend to last much longer than pneumatic tyres, which are filled with air instead of being solid. That being said, they are not always great for using over rough or uneven terrain. Pneumatic tyres are air-filled tyres and, therefore lightweight. While they can get punctures, they tend to work better when you have to drive the trolley over bumps and humps in the ground.
The main question you need to ask yourself is, what type of terrain will I be working with? Both trolleys and upright trucks can come with either of these types of tyres, so the terrain you’ll be working with is the determining factor.
Folding or Fixed Toe?
The toe of your truck is simply the flat plate at the bottom that you’ll load your items on, and it can be either folding or fixed. Folding toes are usually found on upright trucks and are usually larger than fixed toes. They fold away when they aren’t being used, which means they are easier to store somewhere. Fixed toes do not fold away, and this is often the type you find on platform trolleys.
Best Platform Trolleys for 300kg+
Now let’s take a look at some of the best platform trolleys for 300kg+ loads. These trolleys offer a minimum load capacity of 300 kg and can therefore accommodate an extra-heavy load.
Loadsurfer 300kg Mobile Scissor Lift Hydraulic Lifting Platform
The Loadsurfer PT300Z Lifting Platform Table is perfect for conveniently transporting items in workshops and warehouses, with the added benefit of including a lifting and lowering function, for additional safety. Made in the UK under strict testing guidelines to ensure durability, our tables are designed with heavy duty wheels two swivel fitted with brakes and two fixed wheels which provide mobility when not in use.
Not only do these powerful mobile scissor lifts transform into stationary loading platforms when needed – they can also be used as temporary workbenches at home or office. The Loadsurfer PT300Z has a maximum capacity 300kg (301kg) this means it’s suitable for carrying loads up to 300kg without exceeding rear axle weights on most small vans trucks.
Stanley SXWTD-PC528 Steel Platform Trolley
Stanley has a great reputation for building high-quality tools and equipment, and this steel platform trolley is no different. It has four ball-bearing wheels with brakes for easy manoeuvring and is both compact and foldable, taking up very little space once it’s ready to be stored away somewhere. The 12.5cm PP/TPR fixed wheels are reliable and durable, and the folding steel handle makes it easy to use regardless of what you’re doing with it.
It even comes pre-assembled, which means it’ll take you minutes, not hours, to get it set up and ready to be used.
Hengge Heavy-Duty Foldable Platform Trolley
This heavy-duty piece of equipment holds 300 kg and even has two 360-degree swivel casters that make moving around close spaces a breeze. This is a well-built multipurpose trolley, and the casters are silent, which you’ll appreciate the longer you use it. It is also very easy to assemble and therefore can be set up and ready to go in no time, and while the cost is around £255, it is money well-spent because it is built to last.
The Hengge platform trolley is also both wear- and impact-resistant, so you can use it just about anywhere without having to worry about bumps and scratches appearing everywhere. Safe and well-made, this 87 cm x 57 cm platform trolley offers everything you need for dozens of jobs around the house or the office.
Dioche Platform Trolley
Unlike many other platform trolleys, this one accommodates a whopping 360 kg and has four very strong wheels to accommodate anything that you’re working with. It is 90 cm x 86 cm x 55 cm in size and can therefore carry even bulky or oddly shaped items with ease, and the folding hand makes it even easier to manoeuvre. In addition, the trolley is a lot lighter than you think at just 12.2 kg, but don’t let that fool you into thinking that it isn’t a heavy-duty, built-to-last piece of equipment.
In addition, the steel bars, which are 10 mm in diameter, allow you to push or pull the trolley with ease, regardless of where you’re going as you work. If your job or home-improvement task requires you to carry extra-heavy loads of more than 300 kg, this is the trolley you want.
DALIZHAI777 Hand Truck/Trolley
Move suitcases, heavy boards, and all types of household items with this amazing trolley, and its black design with yellow trim makes it an attractive item and a useful one. At roughly £400, it is not the least expensive trolley you’ll ever buy, but it is certainly one of the sturdiest and most reliable.
Trolleys are a great way to transport heavy items and can be used in warehouses, factories, shops and even at home. We hope you found this buyer’s guide helpful and informative.
For more information on platform trolleys, check out our buyer’s guide.