"Choosing the Right Material
Handling Solution:
Hand Truck vs. Dolly"

Hand Trucks/Dollies

"What's the Right Choice for Your Warehouse: Hand

Truck or Dolly?" Knowing the difference between hand trucks and dollies can significantly impact your warehouse operations. At A&A Boltless Rack and Shelving, we provide a range of these essential material handling tools to suit your specific needs. Making the right choice ensures not only safety but also improved efficiency in your warehouse operations. Here, we clarify the distinctions between hand trucks and dollies to help you make an informed decision.

Understanding Hand Trucks Hand trucks, sometimes mistakenly referred to as dollies, have a unique design with two large wheels and an upright, L-shaped structure. This design enables them to easily slide beneath items that require transportation, eliminating the need for manual lifting. Once positioned under the item, the hand truck can be tilted backward, allowing the item to rest against its back for secure transport.

Benefits of Hand Trucks

Versatility: Hand trucks are ideal for moving both tall and heavy items due to their vertical design. They also work well for transporting smaller items, allowing for efficient stacking and simultaneous transport.
Additional Features: Some hand trucks come with extra features such as attachments for climbing stairs or additional wheels that can transform the hand truck into a dolly when needed.

Exploring Dollies Dollies, on the other hand, are platforms equipped with four wheels and two axles, designed to transport heavy items. They come in various sizes and designs to accommodate different loads. Unlike hand trucks, which slide under items on the ground, items must be lifted onto the dolly’s platform before transportation.

Benefits of Dollies

Handling Large Items: Dollies are excellent for transporting larger items, thanks to their platform design and four-wheel configuration, providing superior balance and maneuverability.
Enhanced Stability: Items transported on dollies are less likely to fall or become damaged due to the stable platform.

At A&A Boltless Rack and Shelving, we offer a wide selection of hand trucks and dollies to meet your warehouse’s specific requirements. Our goal is to provide you with the right tools to improve your material handling processes and overall efficiency.