What happens when you marry the tongue mechanism of a hand truck to the mobility of a dolly? You get the Saw Trax Scoop Dolly that easily moves bulk items anywhere.
For years hand trucks have been used for movement of merchandise. They use a tongue that slips under an object. The object is then tilted back and rolled on 2 connected wheels. The limitation has been when an object is very wide, moving it with a hand truck becomes impractical because of the size of the path needed to move it.
What was needed was a way to tilt back a bulky wide object and then move it in any direction so that the path required for movement is minimized. This is not a new concept but what is new with the Saw Trax Scoop Dolly is that the scoop mechanism is able to pivot on the side of the dolly instead of trying to pivot the entire transport device. The pivoting scoop mechanism allows for loads to be loaded and unloaded faster and easier. The degree of tilt on the Scoop Dolly can be varied by moving the scoop support posts forward or backward to keep the center of gravity of a very tall or short object over the dolly.
What allows the Saw Trax Scoop Dolly to use this pivot mechanism is the extreme low height of the dolly. The dolly body is a variation of the Saw Trax Safety Dolly. This dolly uses a welded steel powder coated box and heavy duty industrial casters bolted to the decking of the box to provide an extremely low and stable platform for the pivot mechanism to attach.
A wheel kit of 5 wheels can be added to the dolly for movement over dock transitions and onto trucks of differing heights. This consists of 2 front and 2 back wheels that mount to the front side and back side of the dolly and one wheel that is centered under the dolly that allows the loaded dolly to breeze over loading dock transitions. The dolly was originally designed to move the tall, wide top heavy panel saw crates onto freight trucks. These vertical panel saw crates can be over 7 feet tall, 10.5 feet wide and 12 inches deep.
The dimensions make them awkward to move with a forklift. The inventor, Michael Della Polla, says they are safer than using a forklift because in the past, one person had to be on the end to stabilize the crates while being loaded. If the forklift driver’s foot were to slip off the brake while loading a crate into the truck, the stabilizing person could get crushed. Besides being faster and safer, it is more productive and cheaper in the long run than using a forklift. You can work faster than with a fork lift and don’t have the fuel costs or wear and tear on the forklift.
The Saw Trax Scoop Dolly sells for $619.95. The optional wheel kit sells for 99.95.