From warehouses and industrial facilities to automotive shops and grocery stores, there are many industries that can benefit from a high-quality utility cart. While every utility cart will feature some common design elements, there are many different types available. As a leading provider of utility carts for various industries and applications, the team at Commander Warehouse Equipment knows how difficult it can be to determine which option is best for your needs. That is why we have provided some information on 6 different configurations to help you determine which utility cart is right for you.
6 Types of Utility Carts and Their Main Features
The following utility carts are widely utilized by various applications:
1. Drywall Carts
As implied by their name, drywall carts are specifically designed to allow for safe and easy transportation of large sheets of drywall. Each unit features a tall handle and sloped platform to allow for easy handling and exceptional load stability. In addition to drywall, these units are ideal for plywood, long pieces of lumber, sheetrock, and glass, making them a great choice for various applications.
2. Stock Picking Ladders
Stock picking ladders combine a rolling ladder and multi-level stock cart into one seamless piece of equipment without sacrificing performance or safety. With three platforms and a ladder that allows for working heights up to 10’, these units are designed to maximize productivity for order picking applications and industrial facilities.
3. Security Carts
If you need to transport or store high-value items and want to minimize the risk of theft, a security cart is the perfect solution. These units feature three shelves surrounded by a wire mesh screen with large locking doors. This allows users to safely store various materials within the unit and transport them as needed. In addition to high-value items, these units are ideal for storing hazardous substances or cleaning products.
4. Service Carts
Service carts are available in a variety of configurations, allowing you to choose the perfect unit for your material handling needs. Whether you need a multi-shelf unit or a cart with a built-in paperwork holder, there is sure to be a service cart that is perfect for your operation.
5. Shelf Trucks
Shelf trucks feature four or five shelves, a 1,200 lb weight capacity, and easy handling with an ergonomic handle. These units are ideal for high-volume picking applications that need to transport many small items at the same time but are not suitable for larger items due to the reduced clearance between shelves.
6. Tubular Frame Carts
Tubular frame carts are constructed from 1” diameter steel tubing with slatted decks to minimize dust accumulation. This design maximizes durability and allows for enhanced stability when carrying larger items. While these units are ideal for transporting large items and boxes, the gaps between tubes make them a poor choice for smaller products.
To learn more about our selection of utility carts or for assistance choosing the perfect equipment for your operation, get in touch with the team at Commander Warehouse Equipment. We can be reached through our online contact form and will be happy to answer any questions you may have regarding our products or your facility.
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