Northern Industrial 2-in-1 Steel Hand Truck/Platform Truck - 850-Lb. Capacity
Love this handtruck!
I've had this handtruck for over a year and use it to move sheets of glass and also use it to move my art show paraphernalia to/from my car at art festivals. I find it easy to use and frequently switch from upright to all fours. The large pneumatic wheels are sturdy and make it easy to maneuver over rough ground. I do have to fill with air when I leave heavy loads sitting for a period of time but that's to be expected. I also like that I can lift the handle off so that I then have 2 shorter parts to fit into my small SUV instead of one long, larger piece of equipment.
October 22, 2012
This was money well spent. The pneumatic tires work real well for moving over grass and for getting things up and down stairs. The smaller wheels are very sturdy. The last unit I had claimed an 800lb capacity but the front wheels were cheap garbage. This unit looks like it will comfortably hold 800lbs though I haven't come close to that so far. The only drawbacks are that the tires don't hold air so I have to refill often (in its defense I don't ever think I've seen tires like these hold air for long periods) and don't forget to store it inside as the interior will rust if it gets wet.
October 8, 2012
Tax Code Special
While I don't currently own a hand truck I have been researching what would be required to print out and move 1 copy of the Federal Regulation governing the IRS. The 71,654 pages would require over 14 cases of standard 20lb paper to print and would weigh over 716 lbs. This is the least expensive hand truck I could find capable of moving this load in a single trip. And the excellent reviews here have definitely put this truck at the top of my list.
October 24, 2011
This hand truck works very well. I use it with a 24" x 36" piece of plywood to move AC units into place. Appears to be strong and well made.
October 10, 2011
Very good handtruck
I purchased this handtruck last month to replace the one I had used for over 14 years because the welds were breaking and the solid tires split and it didnt make sense to put new tires on a worn out frame. I chose this one because it converts to a platform cart which is a real benefit to me moving 20" boxes of tile into elevators of condo buildings. It handles very heavy loads with ease and is very manuverable. So far the tires haven't lost any air either. The tire protectors keep bags of mortar from being torn which would create a big mess when used upright. The only reason I rated it a 4 instead of a 5 is because the bottom plate is a bit small and doesn't support materials as well as it could.
June 13, 2011
Upgraded to the newer model.
I owned a previous version of this convertible dolly/cart. I find this version to be more stable with a higher load capacity.The tubing is larger the braces are heavier and overall there is less flex with a heavy load on it. The welds are smoother and the tires and wheels are better quality. My only dislike was not having a second retaining pin in the handle. The second pin on the old one is probably redundant, but I like the safety aspect of it. That is not enough to take a star, however (I do own and can use a drill).
March 21, 2011
Our receiving Dept uses this for smallon prmises deliveries.
It is light duty and works well for what it is intended to do.
It could stand to be a bit better tougher built, it seems like everything is a little too loose fitting.
March 14, 2011
I purchased the 2-in-1 handtruck for moving luggage and boxes to and from hotel conventions. We like the option of laying the cart on all fours and using the upright handle to really load it down. This cart is VERY rigid and sturdy compared to others in the price range.
I did add some non-skid grip tape on the cart where stuff rests to help keep things from sliding around when going over bumps and such. Helps a lot!
Assembly was quick and painless and didn't require many tools.
I would definitely pick up one of these for your warehouse/shop/delivery guy!
February 22, 2010
I run honey bees for a living and use this cart for moving stacks of boxes around the shop in both the upright and down position. The extension on the handle is nice since it has three heights to choose from. one more pin and a longer "nose" would make it better
October 1, 2009