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Platform trucks and trolleys are the ideal solution for any workplace that requires heavy items being transported from one place to another. With large, sturdy surface areas and simple manoeuvrability, they are perfect for handling goods of all shapes and sizes and help to reduce the risk of injuries caused by manual lifting.

Why choose Manutan for your platform trolleys and trucks?

Here at Manutan, we have a wide range of platform trucks and trolleys, all made from high-quality, robust materials which are built to last. Whether you’re looking for a heavy duty steel folding trolley steel folding trolley with zinc-plating and anti-slip platform or a versatile three-sided mesh wooden trolley with 500kg load capacity, we are confident you will find the right trolley for your workplace here.

At Manutan, we strive for excellence in everything we do. Our platform trolleys have undergone rigorous testing and meet all necessary BS EN and ISO certification standards. Every product is carefully inspected before being shipped to ensure the highest quality. Additionally, we offer free delivery and returns within mainland UK, and we guarantee to beat any price by 5% - no wonder our customers have rated us a fantastic 4.5/5 on Feefo!


What is a platform trolley?

A platform trolley, also known as a platform truck, hand truck or dolly, is a portable device used to move heavy loads. The platform is used to support the load, and the handle allows the user to push or pull the trolley. Platform trolleys are commonly used in warehouses, factories, and other settings where goods need to be moved from one location to another. Some platform trolleys are designed specifically for use with pallets, while others are more general purpose and can be used to move a wide range of items.

What are the benefits of using platform trucks and trolleys?

Platform trucks and trolleys are great for moving heavy items, and they offer many benefits, including:

Increased efficiency: They allow you to move heavy or bulky items quickly and easily, increasing the speed and efficiency of your work.

Reduced risk of injury: Using a platform truck or trolley to move heavy items reduces the risk of back injury and other physical strain associated with manual lifting.

Increased capacity: They can carry much more weight than a person can lift, allowing you to move larger items more easily.

Cost-effective: Platform trucks and trolleys are often more cost-effective than purchasing a forklift or other specialised equipment for moving heavy items.

Compact size: They are relatively small and easy to store, making them convenient for use in a variety of settings.

What are the different types of platform trolleys and trucks?

Standard platform trucks and trolleys - available in a variety of sizes, materials and weight capacities, standard trolleys are versatile and designed to make the transportation of goods safer and more time-efficient.

Folding platform trucks and trolleys - ideal for easy storage, folding trolleys are the perfect space-saving option for any workplace. Whether lightweight or heavy duty, they can be easily opened and closed with minimal effort.

Heavy duty platform trucks and trolleys - ideal for anyone in need of a sturdy and safe way to transport heavy or large items. Great for increasing productivity, as more goods can be transported in a single trip, freeing up time to spend on other tasks.

How to use a platform trolley?

  1. Before use, check that the trolley is properly assembled, and all parts are functioning correctly.
  2. Place the goods you wish to transport on the trolley’s flat surface, ensuring they are stable, secure and evenly distributed.
  3. Firmly grip the handle of the trolley to steer it in the desired direction and proceed with caution, looking for potential hazards ahead.
  4. Exercise caution when navigating corners or tight spaces to prevent the risk of collisions with objects, people or walls.
  5. Bring the trolley to a halt when you reach your desired destination, and use locking casters (if present) to keep it in place.
  6. Unload the goods carefully from the trolley, and ensure you follow safety guidance with regards to lifting and lowering heavy items.

How do I find the right platform trolley for me?

You can use the filter section on this page to set limits on price, shelf width, shelf length and brand. If you have any questions about our platform trucks and trolleys, please don’t hesitate to drop us a line!