A hand truck is a simple hand cart that can be used for moving objects, primarily boxes, over short distances. They go by a number of different names: dolly, box cart, trolley, etc.

Hand trucks are most useful when goods are too heavy to lift, but do not have to be moved across significant distances. The goods cannot be too large either, otherwise they will not fit on the hand truck. For instance, it is better to move pallets with forklifts or pallet trucks.

Hand trucks

It is also important that the goods are not located on a shelf. Hand trucks are able to lift things off the ground using the ledge at the base. If an object is not on the ground, then it still has to be picked up, which defeats the purpose of the hand truck.

Why are there so many different kinds of hand trucks?

Goods are sometimes heavy enough that it is necessary to use a hand truck, but are shaped in a way that is not ideal for loading onto the hand truck. If such an object has to be moved relatively often, then it is worthwhile to purchase a hand truck that has been designed to carry objects with that shape. Tyres are an example of this. A special tyre hand truck has been developed for this.

A hand truck is often better for the back

Lifting and moving objects can be very taxing for the back and shoulders. This reduces physical stress by reducing the lifting and carrying that is required.

Hand trucks at JekaShop

There are various kinds of (Matador) hand trucks available at JekaShop. The assortment of internal transportation products has been carefully selected, so that a suitable solution is available for every imaginable application. Below is a brief overview of the various hand trucks:

Folding hand truck

Due to its lightweight construction and ability to be folded easily, the folding hand truck is the perfect portable solution. The hand truck is made of aluminium yet, with a load capacity of 125 kg, is very strong. Not to mention that the large loading surface makes this hand truck a true powerhouse.

Steel hand truck - 200 kg load capacity

The primary advantages of a steel hand truck are the large load capacity and sturdiness. This steel hand truck with a 200-kg load capacity features solid rubber tyres. It is suitable for many tasks in warehouses, production environments, shops, or on freight vehicles.

Steel hand truck - 350 kg load capacity

This steel hand truck with a 350-kg load capacity has puncture-proof, solid tyres for optimum durability. The hand truck is extra wide and also boasts handles with knuckle guards. It is highly suitable for heavy-lifting work and is impact resistant.

“Easy off loader” hand truck

Thanks to the “easy off loader” hand truck, unloading heavy objects is no longer a problem. The load can easily be removed from the hand truck by using the foot pedal. This drastically reduces the physical effort required. The hand truck, with a 300-kg load capacity, features puncture-proof tyres and handles with knuckle guards. It is perfect for intensive use.

Tyre hand truck

This tyre hand truck is capable of moving eight tyres at once. The hand truck easily clamps the tyres by using a pneumatic spring. It is perfect if tyres need to be moved often. This tyre hand truck is made of steel and has pneumatic tyres and handles with knuckle guards.

If you are searching for a different type of hand truck, feel free to contact us.