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Differences between steel and aluminium hand trolley

【Handling Tool Product Knowledge 】Aluminum or steel trolley, which one to choose? Metal trolley material analysis.

2020/12/07 WOODEVER
Differences between steel and aluminium hand trolley
Differences between steel and aluminium hand trolley

Take a closer look at everyday streets you might be surprised at how widely used trolleys are! The variety of uses for carts makes it possible to move large and small items with minimal effort, making work more efficient, relieving the burden of transportation in life, and most importantly, protecting you from handling injuries in the workplace.

The trolleys on the market are all made of metal and can divide into two types: aluminum and steel. They look the same, but their advantages are very different so you can choose according to the usage habits, working environment, loading weight and storage space. Don't know which type of cart to choose? Want to know the difference between metal trolleys? This article will introduce the differences between aluminum and steel to help you choose the best truck for your needs.

The difference between steel and aluminum trolleys

Iron is a denser material and is much heavier than aluminum, so it is not easy to deform and has a high loading capacity for heavy loads, making it suitable for industrial transportation. If the trolley is used in a fixed place and does not need to be moved to other environments frequently, the load resistance and durability of the trolley are your first consideration, steel trolley will be your best choice! Lightweight is one of the features of the aluminum trolley, it can be lifted with one hand, easy to carry, flexible usage, suitable for business trips, travels, events, etc. Ideal for occasions when you often need to transport in different places, lightweight with foldable design, can be put in the trunk to carry at any time.

The natural anti-corrosion feature of aluminum trolleys.

Another advantage of aluminum is resistant to rust and corrosion. Through anodizing, the surface protected by aluminum oxide, which is more resistant to rust in humid, coastal areas and air containing chemical substance. The steel material can also through coating to resist rust. With the advancement of production technology, the rust-resistant trolleys made of steel have developed for the market, called stainless steels. They usually contain a small concentration of alloyed metal (e.g., chromium) to prevent corrosion.

High weight advantage of steel trolleys. 

Steel is 2.5 times denser than aluminium, so steel carts are not as light as aluminium. However, because of its high density, steel hand truck is less likely to bending over, therefore is suitable for carrying heavy loads. Compared to aluminium, steel is generally less expensive and has a price advantage, but not all steel is more affordable than aluminium. Stainless Steel, as mentioned above, is usually pricey than aluminium. Stainless steel has the same high load capacity as steel but with corrosion resistance, making it the first choice for use in kitchens, restaurants, and medical environments.

Compared with electric trolleys, manual trolleys cost more labor to push, but due to the motor raise the overall weight of electric trolleys, manual trolleys are convenient and simple to use. Operators do not need to undergo long-time training and can immediately improve workplace handling issue, protecting employees from manual handling injuries and saving companies from the hidden costs of accidents at the workplace. WOODEVER manufactured a full range of manual handling tool: hand truck, platform cart, hand trolley, sack truck, pushcart, hand truck components and patented ladder cart, providing services for worldwide customer global sourcing, purchasing, bulk buying, OEM and ODM project since 2003. We dedicate to provide quality product comply with national safety regulations and comprehensive service toward a total solution factory of hand truck in the industry.


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