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Why Hand Trucks Are Essential for Moving Heavy Objects January 17, 2018

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Why Hand Trucks Are Essential for Moving Heavy Objects, Manhattan, New York

Moving heavy objects down the stairs can be tough, especially if you don’t have the proper equipment. If you’re lugging appliances, boxes, or furniture, you risk injury to yourself and anyone that attempts to help. Fortunately, a hand truck can do much of the heavy lifting for you. Magliner hand trucks are tops in the industry, made of high grade aluminum and have a weight capacity of 500 lbs. (1,000 lbs. in the 4-wheel Gemini version). At Casters, Wheels and Industrial Handling in Farmingdale, NY & their location in New York City, they have everything you need for a smooth moving experience. Here, they explain the benefits of having the right tools when you’re transporting heavy items.

What Is a Hand Truck?


Hand Trucks are designed to carry a load securely for ease of mobility and safety. A standard hand truck has two wheels and a flat plank where objects are placed during transport. Typical two wheeled hand trucks have a weight capacity of up to 500 lbs., while 4-wheeled hand trucks have a weight capacity of up to 1,000 lbs.

Why Do You Need One?

Moving large or bulky furniture and other items down the stairs can be a challenging feat, but a hand truck makes the process easier. First, it helps protect both your items and your back. Without this piece of equipment, you may become injured, either by incorrectly lifting heavy pieces or through repetitive motions. Additionally, it can be easy to drop your belongings if you become worn out on the trip down. Luckily, hand trucks mitigate both issues. They’re easy to control, and they take the strain off your body when transporting belongings. If you’re moving contents from your home, office, or small business, this equipment is invaluable. 

Using a hand truck to move heavy objects down the stairs will save you time and lessen your work load. Contact the professionals at Casters, Wheels and Industrial Handling to help you choose the best tools for your job. They carry a comprehensive line of moving equipment, as well as light and heavy-duty casters. Give them a call today at (631) 650-0500 to inquire about their products, and visit them online for additional information.

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