The purpose of the sack truck will narrow down what type of sack truck you will need. Here are some key points to consider:
A sack truck that will be used on a daily basis should be seen as a long-term investment. EXPRESSO, in our opinion, manufacture the best aluminium sack trucks in the world; they are ergonomically designed and modular by design meaning you should never need to replace the truck. RAVENDO is our premium European steel range.
You need to consider how much weight the sack truck will be transporting and you need to select a truck that can cope with the weight for safety purposes. The symbol identifies the maximum load capacity; loading more weight on the sack truck than is advised is dangerous for the user and can cause damage to the truck, too.
It is not true that the largest foot-iron takes the largest load. Larger foot-irons allow the user to stack multiple items. Dual foot-irons allow the user to accommodate different load sizes and the folding foot-irons allow for easier storage when the truck is not in use.
A general-purpose tyre that is suitable for use on flat ground. Solid rubber tyres will not puncture but do not offer the flexibility of a pneumatic tyre.
Pneumatic tyres provide smooth handling over kerbs and uneven ground, although can puncture like a bicycle tyre.
A premium hard-wearing tyre choice that also provides smooth handling over rough and uneven ground but will not puncture like standard pneumatic tyres.
Stairclimber sack trucks fitted with star wheel configuration and hand trucks fitted with skids are designed especially for this purpose; again remember to check the capacity weight for use on a staircase.
Convertible sack trucks are trucks that can be used in multiple positions. A 2-in-1 truck will work as an upright position as well as a platform truck, while a 3-in-1 sack truck (with the help of rear wheel supports) can also be used at a 45-degree angle. They are ideal if you only have the space for one truck but need to do a number of different jobs.
Knuckle guards protect hands from the load.
Loop handles can be used single-handedly and are easier to pull over obstructions.
'P' handle trucks are a variation of the loop handle and allow the truck to be loaded horizontally before being raised to the upright position.