Have you ever purchased a sack truck, only to discover it was too heavy? I recently had to compare lightweight sack trucks for one of my clients. It was time-consuming, but my hard work outweighed the effort. As a result, I can now save you from having to do all the testing on your own.
Best Light Sack Trucks - At a Glance
Einhell BT-HT 90 Folding Truck
The Einhell company is a reputable one, so you know this folding sack truck is well-built. It has an aluminium frame and can accommodate up to 90 kg of weight, and the truck is lightweight itself at only 5 kg. It has a 4.6 star rating (out of 5 possible stars) and lots of satisfied customers. The truck itself is attractive and is multicoloured, and the extendable handle makes it even easier to manoeuvre. It is 71 x 38 x 19 cm in size and sells for around £42, making it very affordable for everyone.
The sack truck also has rubber wheels with metal bushing, not to mention a foldaway supporting blade. So, while it’s a lightweight and easy-to-manoeuvre sack truck it is a very sturdy and long-lasting one as well.
Stanley Folding Lightweight Hand Truck
Comes with a bungee cord to strap loads securely in place, and folds flat for easy storage. Lightweight and easy to manoeuvre, this hand truck is ideal for anyone needing to move heavy items around quickly and easily.
XS-Stock Foldable Sack Truck
The XS-Stock sack truck weighs only 3.1 kg and is therefore very lightweight and portable. It is a foldable sack truck that comes with an extendable handle for ease of use. It is both lightweight and only 63 x 5 x 39 cm in size, so it’s super easy to transport from one location to another. Because it is so lightweight, it is meant for personal use only and shouldn’t be used by businesses, especially since it is only able to accommodate up to 60 kg of weight.
The truck is still well-made, however, despite its size, even gaining a 4.5-star rating (out of 5 possible stars) from its many customers. It is the perfect sack barrow to have for gardening, moving, and many other tasks.
Trifibre Challenger Folding Sack Truck
At only 2.7 kgs, it’s lightweight and easy to fold for convenient storage. With a load capacity of 65 kg, it can handle even the heaviest loads with ease. The hard wearing wheels and solid steel support plate make it durable and reliable, while the bungee cord ensures your items are secure during transport.
VonHaus Sack Truck Folding Hand Trolley
VonHaus Sack Truck Folding Hand Trolley – Industrial Aluminium 90kg Folding Sack is a multifunctional sack truck that is built to assist with the lifting and transportation of large, heavy and bulky loads. The smart design includes a heavy duty aluminium frame with retractable handle, foldable steel footplate and wheels for easy storage.
The no-puncture rubber wheels have metal inserts for extra strength and durability – making it suitable for both indoor and outdoor use. At 5.4kg, this lightweight sack truck is easy to transport and extends to size H108 X W39.5 X D41cm. When not in use, it can be easily folded away to size H71 X W39.5 X D19.5
Choosing a Lightweight Sack Truck
You’ll first want to decide between aluminium and stainless steel. Both of these metals are strong, but aluminium is definitely lighter. The main sacrifice for a light sack truck is of course maximum load. If you’d prefer a heavy duty sack truck article that will give you options if you need something heftier.
Here are three additional factors to consider when trying to choose the best light sack truck for your needs:
All sack trucks have different heights, and the ones that offer adjustable heights are good when you transport items of all different sizes and designs. This is also an advantage if you are either shorter or taller than average because it’s easier to get one that’s comfortable for you to use.
Some sack trucks have additional wheels that make going up and down stairs a lot easier. Many of these are electric, but just know that electric sack trucks are a bit pricey. Still, if you go up and down stairs frequently, you should seriously consider buying a sack truck that has stair-climbing capabilities.
Folding vs. Non-folding Design
Folding sack trucks are convenient because they are easier to store. Foldable trucks also tend to be lighter in weight and smaller in size.
Most light sack trucks are really affordable, so you should be able to get exactly what you need without breaking the bank.
Although you can’t expect all lightweight sack trucks to accommodate very heavy items such as appliances, they can be a terrific help in shifting heavy items efficiently.
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