Dollies are flat-platformed and wheeled transportation units or load mover, ideal for moving around bulky or heavy objects. Dollies are especially useful to transport items over longer distances within a large building or up multiple floors and takes the effort away for an individual having to carry large or heavy items like boxes, equipment or crates.
A dolly consists of a flat platform and four casters with plastic or rubber wheels. The frame is often made with steel and the platform from wood, plastic, steel or aluminium. Most commonly the wheels are on swivel castors which swivel 360 degrees to enable the load to be moved in any direction.
There are many different variations of dollies with different mm sizes and load capacities from 35 kg up to 5 tonnes, so it is important to ensure that the correct one is selected depending on what is being transported to ensure that the load weight is not too heavy. Some plastic dollies have a built-in handle to allow portability and easy carrying when not in use. Dollies are a versatile piece of equipment to have available and can generally be used in most environments. Dollies with a handle are known as platform trucks.
Dollies can be used in a range of environments whether a furniture dolly is required for home and office use, or a wooden dolly or plastic dolly is needed for use in a distribution centre or warehouse, lifting and moving heavy loads in a safe way is made easy with these wheeled dollies.