If you ever have the need to move large, bulky or heavy items then you will appreciate the importance of having a sack truck. These handy devices are excellent for both jobs around the home as well as commercial jobs such as deliveries and in the building trade.
The last year has meant that businesses have taken a hit but with things potentially looking a little brighter in 2021, we wanted to bring you a list of some of the best sack trucks for this year.
Get back to business as usual and make life easier with one of these impressive pieces of equipment.
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The Best Sack Trucks 2021
Let’s face it, shopping for a new sack truck can feel like one of life’s chores if you don’t know where to start; and when you are confronted with such a vast choice of trucks, knowing which is the best might be somewhat challenging. But it doesn’t need to be that way.
We have a passion for all things wheeled and bring you a rundown of the best sack trucks for 2021. Whether you want something lightweight and easy to move or a robust, heavy-duty sack truck for moving enormous loads, we have got you covered.
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|Product||Load Capacity||Material||Item Weight||Dimensions (cm)|
|P Handle High Back Sack Truck||325 kg||Alloy Steel||6.28 kg||35 x 40 x 130|
|Einhell Folding Sack Truck||90 kg||Aluminium||5.34 kg||71 x 38 x 19|
|Yaheetech Heavy Duty Industrial Sack Truck||80 kg||Aluminium||3.1 kg||39.5 x 39.5 x 100|
|Wolfcraft Folding Trolley||100 kg||Metal||5.6 kg||12.6 x 15.6 x 1.1|
|Steel Sack Truck||325 kg||Steel||9.06 kg||35 x 40 x 130|
|The Handy Folding Sack Truck||200 kg||Steel||12.8 kg||51.5 × 48.5 × 11|
|Stanley Hand Truck||80 kg||Steel||2 kg||64 x 35 x 12|
|Stanley HT535 Sack Truck||200 kg||Steel||11.38 kg||59 x 110.5 x 77|
|Stanley Aluminium Hand Truck||200 kg||Aluminium||13 kg||34 x 19 x 107|
|Hopoplar Aluminium Hand Truck||550 lbs (2 wheels), 770 lbs (4 wheels)||Aluminium||200 kg||46.5” x 21” x 41”|
P Handle High Back Sack Truck
One of the first things that you notice is that it has a weight capacity of a massive 325kg, making this the ideal piece of equipment for commercial use. That being said, it makes an excellent domestic tool too.
The sack truck comes in a choice of red or black and is fitted with puncture-proof tyres. This is essential if you are going to be using the sack truck on uneven terrain or where there is a potential for a pneumatic tyre to burst.
The durability of this product is superb, it is made from a super-strong steel alloy that is fully reinforced so you can feel confident that it can handle the weight of your load. It also comes with a generous five-year warranty that boosts your confidence even further.
This one features a P handle as opposed to the traditional two-handle design that you see on many sack trucks. This design makes it much easier to move around and will provide you with ease of movement in tight spaces or narrow doorways.
Einhell Folding Sack Truck
Einhell brings us this incredible little sack truck that is perfect for jobs around the home and garden; perhaps moving house or moving bags of soil around the garden. It can handle weights of up to 90kg so might also be ideal for some lighter commercial jobs.
This one is extremely lightweight and is made from sturdy aluminium which keeps it light yet robust. The wheels are made from rubber and give you a stable base on which to transport your load.
This is quite a versatile piece of equipment thanks to the folding base plate which can be moved up and down as you need. Furthermore, the entire device can be folded including the handles for easy storage and transportation.
The handles can be moved into several positions so that you can adjust the sack truck to your stature for more comfortable use. It is easy to use and easy to manoeuvre making this the ideal sack truck for those who don’t want anything over-complicated; in a nutshell, it gets the job done without a fuss.
Yaheetech Heavy Duty Industrial Sack Truck
This is a heavy-duty sack truck that has an extremely impressive range of features, there is no denying that this is one of the most well-thought out pieces of equipment on the market, and we are excited to share why.
To begin with, this is one of the lightest sack trucks we could find, weighing in at just a jot over 3kg when unloaded, you won’t struggle to move this around or load it into a vehicle for transporting. It has a maximum load bearing weight of 80kg so is great for domestic and smaller commercial jobs, making it incredibly versatile.
Furthermore, it features a telescopic handle to adjust the height and fold away for easy storage making this extremely easy to use. What’s more, the L-shaped design means that it has excellent stability. Unlike some sack trucks, this one can stand without you having to hold it which is great when loading and unloading.
It comes with a handy bungee cord to secure your goods and boasts an ergonomically designed handle that is both comfortable and gives you greater control. The rubber wheels are sturdy and add to how easy this product is to use. What’s even greater is that the wheels will roll without making a sound.
Wolfcraft Folding Trolley
One of the first things to grab your attention about this sack truck is its generous loading weight of 100kg. This is ideal for a range of uses and is durable and robust. It is made with a strong metal frame that is reliable and won’t falter under the weight of the load.
This is incredibly easy to use but is also convenient and comes fully assembled, saving you the hassle of having to spend time putting it together.
It has a height adjustable handle making it comfortable to use no matter what your height and the handle features a lock so that it will not budge during use.
To put it up, all you need to do is pull the rubber grip bar and taking it back down again is just as simple. It also has a lockable aluminium footplate and comes with straps to keep the load in place. Furthermore, the rounded design on the frame means that moving circular objects like flower pots is a breeze.
Steel Sack Truck With Anti-Puncture Tyres
The sack truck also boasts puncture-proof tyres which are an essential feature if you are going to be using the truck on unstable ground or anywhere that there may be large pieces of debris that could serve as a puncture hazard.
Unloaded, the truck only weighs a little over 9kg so it is not a cumbersome piece of equipment, but that certainly does not mean that it isn’t strong. It is made from powder-coated steel to give you the assurance that this is a robust product. Furthermore, this treatment means that the metal will not rust even when used outside for long periods of time.
It has a handy wheel guard which prevents the load from interfering with the spin of the wheel. If this happens, it could serve as a way to damage both the tyre and the goods.
This one also comes with a lengthy 5-year warranty which will cover you and give you the confidence that you won’t be without a sack truck should anything go wrong.
The Handy Folding Sack Truck
The manufacturers call this a handy sack truck and they aren’t wrong. There are many excellent aspects to this truck and if you need a robust, commercial sack truck, this should be your go-to product.
It can withstand up to 200kg in a single load, essential for those bigger jobs and is easy to use and a delight to manoeuvre.
This is largely due to the adjustable handle which makes it a lot more comfortable than having to reach up or down but also because of the plastic coating on the handles making them easier to grip.
It has a strong tubular steel frame that is incredibly robust and a collapsible handle and folding base plate so that you can store and transport it with ease.
This one is slightly heavier than others when unloaded at a little over 12kg, but this isn’t a huge weight and more than manageable for most people. It also sits on two puncture-proof tyres so that it won’t fall victim to any nasty accidents leaving you without a sack truck.
Stanley Hand Truck
Stanley advertises this sack truck as being versatile and this is a great way to describe it. This is because, unlike many other products, this one has a 2 in 1 design that allows you to use it as a regular sack truck but also as a platform cart for bulkier items. It is ideal for both commercial and domestic use.
One of the most incredible things, however, about this sack truck is its unloaded weight. AT just 2kg, you can freely move this around the home or workplace without straining yourself. What’s more, this lightweight nature does not take away from how durable this equipment is.
It is made from strong steel and has a series of nylon stress points which make this far more robust than other trucks in its class. Nylon is a super-strong material and a great reinforcer.
It comes fully assembled which is a huge plus and has a bungee cord included to keep your load safe during transit. Furthermore, it is nothing short of a joy to use owing to how easy it is to move about but also because of the TPR grip on the handles making them extremely comfortable.
Stanley HT535 Sack Truck
It has a loading capacity of 200kg making it ideal for larger jobs and has all the features that you would expect from a more robust piece of kit.
Primarily, the function is aided by two large 26cm pneumatic wheels that are designed to make moving the sack truck effortless; and they certainly do this. What’s more, it has a handy stair guard so if you find yourself having to go up or down a floor, you won’t need to worry about where the nearest lift is.
The handles are extremely comfortable to use owing to a plastic coating for improved grip but there is also the nice addition of a finger guard to protect your hands when using the truck.
It is slightly heavier when unloaded at 11.3kg but this is not a substantial weight and won’t be difficult to move for most people. You would also expect it to have a slightly higher weight when you consider the extra large platform that makes this the perfect companion for shifting large items.
Stanley Aluminium Hand Truck
You might be forgiven for thinking that a hand truck that is made from aluminium would be a lot less robust and less able to move heavier loads, but this one does not fit that bill. It has a loading weight of 200kg despite being made from super-lightweight aluminium and steel.
It sits on 2 strong pneumatic tyres that have ball bearings for greater control and noise reduction.
But what is best about this sack truck is that it features an extra-large folding platform which can be used when you need to move something that little bit more substantial.
While we appreciate that the function of the truck is far more important than its aesthetic appeal, it is important to note that this is a very sleek looking sack truck that boasts a rather nice design.
It comes with a handy stair guard to make moving up and down staircases a breeze and has very comfortable handles thanks to the improved grip.
Hopoplar Aluminium Hand Truck 3 in 1
It boasts a 3 in 1 design meaning that it can be used for a huge number of jobs without the need to extra equipment. It features two pneumatic wheels for when the truck stands up right and when used like this, it can shift up to 250kg.
However, there are also two castor wheels which pull down on another frame turning this into a four-wheeled cart or a four-wheeled hand truck. When all of the wheels are on the ground, you will be able to shift loads weighing up to 350kg – that is a strong piece of equipment!
But it doesn’t stop impressing there, this sack truck is crafted from lightweight aircraft aluminium making it incredibly durable and reliable. Furthermore, it’s so easy to move and easy to adjust. With a one-hand conversion, you won’t need a degree in engineering to figure out how to use this one.
It also features reinforced steel components and an innovative lifetime lubrication on all moving parts giving you a guarantee that the function will stand the test of time.
What To Look For In A Sack Truck
Choosing a sack truck that is right for you will require you to look over its features in detail. While the sack trucks that we have talked about will give you a great place to start, it is important to know what you are looking for first.
For this reason, we have created this useful guide for choosing the best sack truck whatever you need it for. So, before you commit to purchasing any particular product, take a quick look over these helpful tips.
When choosing your sack truck, one of the first things that you will need to think about is what you are going to use it for. If you need something for moving a few boxes from one place to another in a domestic environment, the chances are that you will be able to get away with a weight capacity that is much lower.
In contrast, if you are looking for a commercial sack truck, you are going to want to find something which is heavy-duty and ready to take a massive load.
In the main, you will find that the weight capacity of the sack truck will be displayed in kilos; unless you are buying from a US retailer, in which case, this will more than likely be given in pounds. Either way, the higher the weight capacity, the more the sack truck will be able to manage.
With that in mind, it is worth looking at the weight of the heaviest loads you will need to move. There is little point in purchasing a sack truck that doesn’ meet your weight requirements as there is a good chance that it will buckle and ultimately break.
Storage And Transport
Another important factor in deciding on which sack truck to buy is to think about how you will store it and whether you need to use it in more than one location.
For example, if you are a delivery driver who will need a sack truck that can be put inside a vehicle, it is important that you source a model which can fold. Similarly, when storing your sack truck, you should look at your available storage space. Some sack trucks are quite large but can fold down to a much more compact size, allowing you to store them easily.
There are even some that fold down so small, they can be stored underneath furniture which is great if you are really limited on space.
Depending on the model, you will notice that the sack truck might feature a folding foot plate, and in some cases, there might be more than one. Furthermore, the handles of the sack truck should be foldable as this can drastically reduce the size when you need to store it.
Sack trucks usually come with two wheels; in the main, these will either be rubber or pneumatic. Pneumatic tyres are filled with air and offer an incredible amount of stability making the ideal for using on uneven ground or when you need to be able to manoeuvre the sack truck with ease.
However, one of the major downsides of this type of wheel is that there is always a risk that they may become punctured. Of course, you do have the option of repairing the tyre or purchasing a replacement but this will mean that the sack truck is out of action for a while and is rather inconvenient.
Alternatively, you could go for a puncture-proof tyre which is usually made from solid rubber and therefore, will not become damaged if it is rolled over a pointed object or something that could cause the material to tear.
You should also think about the operation of the wheels. There are some sack trucks that come with a silent wheel and this is great for a couple of reasons. If you are using the sack truck for domestic purposes, the last thing that you want is to be disturbing your neighbours with noisy equipment. Secondly, if the sack truck will be used commercially on a night shift, having quiet equipment is a must.
You will have noticed on our rundown of the best sack trucks that some have a multi-functional use. This is great if you need something a little more versatile. While a regular upright sack truck is essential for many different jobs, there are some people who will also require a horizontal platform cart or something a little more versatile.
In this case, you should focus your attention on finding a sack truck that can be used in a variety of ways.
2 in 1 or 3 in 1 trucks are less easy to come by than the traditional design but there are plenty out there and they can certainly come in very useful. Taking the time to source one can mean that you do not have to splash on more than one piece of equipment, saving you time and money.
The last thing that you want is a sack truck that is uncomfortably heavy. Of course, when the equipment is loaded to capacity, it is going to be heavy and more challenging to move, but why add to that weight with a sack truck that is cumbersome when unloaded?
Also, when you are transporting the sack truck and perhaps having to lift it in and out of a vehicle, you are not going to want to have to strain yourself in doing so.
One of the best things about modern pieces of equipment is that many of them are made with this in mind. Many manufacturers design lightweight sack trucks that are easy to move around and handle.
To determine whether a sack truck is going to be heavy or not, you should look at the type of material from which it is made. Many of these trucks are made from steel and this is an excellent material for this type of equipment. However, if you want something even lighter, you should go for an aluminium design, since this metal is even lighter than steel.
We have just talked about the importance of sourcing a sack truck that is made from a lightweight metal, but when looking at this, you should also consider how durable the material is.
Both steel and aluminium are exceptionally robust metals at the same time as being lightweight which is why they are so frequently used in products like sack trucks, wheelbarrows and lawnmowers; all products that are used outside.
However, for the most part, steel will be slightly more robust so if you are looking for something that will stand the test of time then you are much better going for a steel sack truck.
What’s more, you will notice that steel is one of the most resistant metals available and this is why we so often see it used to make outdoor equipment. The steel is usually treated to make it resistant to all types of weather and most important, will prevent it from rusting.
If you can, test the durability of the sack truck before you purchase to make sure that it is up to your exacting standards. The last thing you want is for it to give way when you are carrying an important load.
Ease Of Use
When you buy any piece of equipment, you want it to be easy to use. One of the first things that you should look for is whether the sack truck comes fully assembled. If it doesn’t, you need to keep in mind that it could be a complicated process putting it together.
Unless you love a bit of DIY then it is wide to look for one that doesn’t require any assembly.
Once your sack truck is up and ready for use, you want to make sure that it will be easy to operate. If you have chosen a foldable sack truck, you should check how simple it is to erect it and take it back down. You have purchased a sack truck to make your life easier and if you are having to spend masses of time taking it up and down, this isn’t providing you with the convenience you need.
Fortunately, most manufacturers are aware that their customers will expect an easy-to-use piece of equipment and most modern sack trucks are designed with this in mind.
Alongside how easy the sack truck is to operate, you will also need to think about how comfortable it is to use. If you are going to be using it to move particularly heavy loads, then you want to make sure that you won’t strain yourself in doing so.
In this case, you might want to look for a truck that has reinforced aspects and strain points as this will take most of the weight meaning that you won’t have to support quite as much.
What’s more, you will need to think about the design of the handle. This is something that often goes unnoticed until you start using the sack truck and realise how uncomfortable it is on your hands.
There are three types of handle design; the P handle, a bar grip and a two-handled model. The latter, as you would expect features two single handles on either side of the truck. This is the most traditional design but probably the most difficult to use. It’s use is made a lot easier with plastic grips that allow you to get a good hold of the handles giving you more control over the sack truck.
The P handle is a part of the frame that juts out in a P-shape and this is great for lighter loads when you want to grab and go. This ergonomic design is also great when you are working in a confined space without much room to swing the truck. It gives you more control over where the equipment goes and therefore, won’t bump into anything or anyone.
Finally, the bar grip is a single, horizontal handle that usually features a rubber or foam coating. These are very comfortable to use, offer excellent control and can be used for both light and heavy loads.
The final thing that you will need to think about when choosing your sack truck is whether it comes with any extras. Some of the most common ‘add-ons’ for this type of equipment are as follows:
- A larger footplate which folds up into the frame when not in use; ideal for if you only move the occasional large load.
- Stair guards which make moving the sack truck up and down stairs that much easier.
- Bungee cords or straps for securing the load and preventing it from falling while the truck is moving.
None of these things are essential but they certainly make using the sack truck a lot more comfortable and easy. If you want the best experience, it is worth taking a look to see if the sack truck has these nice bonus features.
Your sack truck will quickly become your best friend when it comes to moving large items or heavy loads. However, before you buy your favourite model, it is important to take a quick look over the features to make sure that it will be fit for purpose.
The best sack trucks feature a generous weight capacity, comfortable handles, straps to keep the load safe, easy storage and much more. This selection of ten excellent sack trucks are what we believe to be the cream of the crop for 2021!