Platform Trolleys are a versatile handling and lifting solution. Sometimes called flatbed trucks, they come in a wide range of sizes and materials. Finding the right one for your needs is dependant on a few different factors. You need to consider the environment, frequency of use, overall load capacity and price range. It's because of these different factors that we have a large range of products to effectively provide you with the best solution.
UK Manufactured Platforms
Direct2U are proud to offer and manufacture the best Platform Trolleys in the UK. Most of our extensive range of products are made in the UK, allowing us to maintain the highest possible quality.
It's because we manufacture that we can offer bespoke product designs, custom finishes and even more. We will take an existing flatbed truck design and, in close collaboration with you, make it meet your exact needs. This allows you to get the product you want without any compromise.
Platform Truck Types
Our wide range of Platform Trucks can be split into categories by assessing the different features they each have. The features worth taking note of include the overall load capacity, general design and material the trolley is made from.
Many of our affordable flatbed platforms are constructed using lightweight Aluminium. This allows them to be loaded into vehicle and transported with ease but also reduces their durability in comparison to heavier duty steel. A folding handle is often used on aluminium platform trolleys, making them easy to store and move around. Folding platform trucks are more compact than fully welded options but they are not capable of meeting the same load capacities.
Pressed steel deck Platform trolleys also offer a folding handle but achieve a larger overall load capacity, because of its more robust nature. Steel platforms are a popular choice for industries including catering, food production and medical environments. Plastic is another alternative used in these areas. The advantage to using these materials is that are easy to clean down, making them perfect for use in places with high hygiene requirements. We offer a range of products for this application to accommodate all budgets.
Our range of platform trucks with the highest load capacity are our fully welded range. These are made in the UK, using either powder coated or galvanised mild steel or stainless steel. The maximum load capacity of some of these units extends up to an incredible 1000Kgs. They are available in a wide assortment of platform sizes to suit the type of items that you are transporting.
Without high quality materials and components a platform truck wouldn't serve you well for long. It's because of this that we use quality castors on our trolleys. This ensures that they allow for easy movement around the workplace. When moving heavy loads it is important to avoid putting any unnecessary strain on the user for improved health and safety. Quality castors will help users avoid injury with smooth running of their handling equipment.
If you require any more information about our range of platform trucks or a quote for a bespoke product, then please get in touch. You can Live Chat with our Sales Team or call us on 01922 715 130.