Whether you’re moving, hauling or rearranging, renting a hand dolly can make lifting and maneuvering items a significantly easier task and can reduce the risk of injury.
Where the hand dolly will be used can play a roll in the selection. Inflatable wheels are superior when you’ll be hauling over curbs or up and down stairs. For flat surface, inflatable wheels or solid wheels should do just fine.
Hand dollies come in a wide range of sizes, and if you anticipate hauling large items, be sure to get a dolly with a strap.
It’s a good idea to protect delicate items using moving blankets, furniture pads, or some other item when using a hand dolly to prevent any scratches or dings from loading, unloading and transporting.
Hand dollies are designed to allow the operator to easily tip the dolly forward and slide the plate under a pile of boxes, or other items to be moved. The items can then be raised off the ground by tipping the dolly back onto its wheels. From this position it becomes easy to wheel the items around.
Moving items is never without risk. Make sure your paths are clear and your load is secure before attempting to move things with a hand dolly. It is a good idea to have a moving buddy and to keep others away from the area when moving heavy objects. Before you use this equipment, please read all manufacturer warnings and instructions. Your local, ARA-affiliated rental store professional can provide you with complete instructions.
Frequently asked questions
How does a hand truck work?
A hand truck works by sliding the bottom ledge of the truck under the object to be moved, then tilting the truck so the ledge comes off the floor. The hand truck can then be maneuvered on its two wheels.
What is a hand dolly used for?
Hand dollies are used for moving items by wheeling them rather than carrying the items. This makes the process of moving the objects easier and more efficient.
What is the difference between a hand truck and a dolly?
The primary difference between a hand truck and a dolly is the size. Hand trucks are upright, usually with two wheels, whereas dollies generally have four wheels and are designed to transport larger, heavier items.
Contact your local, ARA-affiliated, rental store for information on available rental products and services to meet your hand dolly needs. To locate the rental store nearest you, use the Rental Store Quick Locator above.