Before purchasing a handtruck, some of the users that we surveyed had a variety of different questions, including how a handtruck works, how to replace hand truck wheels, how to use hand trucks on steep stairs, as well as how to inflate hand truck tires and repairing tires that have a leak or a blown out.
In general, there are some great YouTube videos that dive in depth into these various questions- and we have posted some of them in this section to help explain proper maintenance of these folding hand trucks as well as responses to common questions that you have prior to making the investment in one of these heavy-duty options.
When we examined what purchasing considerations buyers had, we saw that many were examining the load capacity, the mechanism of folding, whether the handles were telescoping or not, whether the wheels were retractable, how resilient and durable the frame of the folding handcart was, whether it was a USA-made product, and the sort of warranty the manufacturers provided.
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On the whole, the different hand trucks that we examined come with some different features, but in general, customer feedback, regardless of the model they chose to purchase, was overwhelmingly positive. If you are looking to purchase one of these hand trucks, it could be that you need it for a trade show exhibition, to handle heavy luggage, to move heavy boxes about in a warehouse, or even your home or office.
As we have previously examined, it seems that the most frequent way that these items are used is if you are a musician that needs to haul around different amplifiers, guitars and other musical paraphernalia to different event locations to perform.
As well, if you are the parent of a child attending university, you are all too familiar with the hassles and hazards of transporting them to the dormitory- using one of these folding hand trucks is a great way to simplify the process and make it easier for everyone when they go off to college.
Hand truck safety
One bookseller that we surveyed describes how useful these carts are for handling his extensive inventory when he goes to different book-selling events. He can fold it up and store it inside of his compact vehicle and unload his extensive literature inventory at the start of the convention and then pretty easily pack it all back up when he goes home for the day.
Heads of households often store them in their garages or basements, leaning up against the wall, or hanging them from a hook, for easy and quick access should they need to cart something from their car to their home, or even transport heavy items like big-screen TVs and 100 lb. potted plants around the home.
One complaint that we have seen, is that with shorter trucks, the axis has a tendency to fall behind the handle, which means that when it is loaded the handtruck can fall strongly forward suddenly and you have to be prepared for this jerking movement so that the whole thing doesn't collapse on the ground. One other complaint that we have seen is that for taller users, you might want to do some extra measurements prior to purchase because the handtruck may be a little bit too small for you, even when it is adjusted its greatest height.
In all, these are fairly useful and sturdy devices should you need to transport heavy items around within your house, at work, or outdoors if you are on a camping trip or Safari, for example.