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Getting to Know Your Basic Platform Trucks

Platform trucks can be a vital piece of your material handling equipment order, but sometimes they’re overlooked during the search for rigging and hoisting equipment.

It’s important to know that often times you’ll need additional material handling equipment in order to get the job done. However, there happens to be many types of platform trucks. So, the question becomes: Which platform truck do I need? Below is a quick, easy quick to your basic platform trucks.

1-4.pngCushion Load Platform Tricks with Puncture-Proof Tires

These trucks feature soft, solid rubber tires that never go flat. With a wide tread and cushion rubber compound, they are well-suited for use over rough surfaces, yet easier to move under heavier loads than pneumatic tired trucks. They also require less maintenance than pneumatic tires. Whether you choose all-welded steel construction or rugged 5/4 hardwood deck, both are available with a removable crossbar handle and 2 rigid and 2 swivel casters. Capacities are available up to 1,500 lbs. 

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With capacities up to 2,400 lbs., wood platform trucks are designed to last with solid hardwood construction. Deck boards and cross battens are 5/4 oak, and feature chamfered edges. Rugged through bolt construction, with all hardware plated and bolts counter-sunk to provide a smooth deck surface. Sturdy removable pipe handle comes standard with 2 steel cross-braces to help retain big loads.

3-1.pngCushion Load Platform with Pneumatic Tires

Ideal for transporting fragile loads, and for use over rough and uneven floor surfaces. 4-ply full pneumatic wheels absorb shock and reduce vibration, roll over most minor obstructions, indoor and out. Inflation pressure of tires can be adjusted to provide desired level of cushion. Both come with removable crossbar handle, and 2 rigid, 2 swivel casters. Capacities are available up to 1,500 lbs. 

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With capacities available up to 2,500 lbs., these platform trucks are built for heavier service and larger loads. These pneumatic tired steel platform trucks feature axle mounted load wheels, and heavy service, swivel caster brackets. Larger wheels increase mobility over the roughest terrain, while providing maximum cushioning and protection of fragile loads. High platform minimizes bending when loading or unloading. All tires are 4-ply.  

To obtain more information or if you’re ready to rent, please visit http://lgh-usa.com/product/platform-trucks/  <http://lgh-usa.com/product/platform-trucks/> or call LGH at 800-878-7305 today. To see models available for sale, please view our catalog:

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Matt Kral

Matt Kral

A graduate of Lewis University’s award-winning journalism team in 2010 as both section editor and copy editor, current active member of the Lifting Gear Hire sales force. Matt Kral brings his experience in the heavy equipment rental industry and insight into what information is desired in the field to this blog to provide relevant content to the customers of the largest lifting equipment rental company in the United States.

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