Northern Industrial Panel Dolly - 600Lb. Capacity
Right for the job
A friend brought a Northern Panel Dolly to a job one day. I commented what's that for? We were to install very large window frames on a commercial site . First we had to unload the units and store them in the building. Well the panel dolly was the back saver of the day . When we actually started to install the large tires went effortlessly over the rough Unlandscaped terrain.These units (windows and doors) required 2 men to handle . Since I purchased My own dolly I can easily carry door panels by myself. A great tool worth every penney!
September 15, 2014
Panel Dolly is great
Very well made and a breeze to assemble. Made it possible to move assembled 6' x 8' shadowbox wooden fence panels myself over grass and dirt. Next were 8' long pressure treated 6x6 posts. Purchased just for this project and thought I'd sell when done. After using the panel dolly and seeing how little room is needed for storage I'm keeping it handy for next project. Glad I bought it and would highly recommend.
July 31, 2014
Panel Dolly Needs Support
I purchased a pair of these dollies. the first was perfect, the second not so much. there were 2 problems: the wheel bearing was smaller than the axle and the axle cap wouldn't lock on. thankfully local store support stepped in to make it all right. the dollies are great, I've used them several times to move 300# loads across the lawn
May 8, 2014
Particularly for working alone, this panel dolly is a real back saver. It is simple, ruggedly constructed, easy to assemble, and its big tires really get the job done. The one drawback , and a flaw I think in the design, is the wheel retaining caps. Mine popped off in use. I tried replacements and had no better luck. I ended up drilling a hole through the cap and the axle on each end and fastening them with a cotter pin. Problem solved.
February 4, 2014
Load - it & roll - it, why cary it?
I have to do a lot of event table set-ups at the building where I work. A lot of times I have to move only one or two tables to the other side of the building. This panel cart works great, load it and roll. Don't have to lift and cary. It is built sturdy with good welds on it. You do have to balance the load on the panel cart and maintain a good balance while rolling it. I like that it can adjust for the width that you need. I have put five plastic 30 inch x 72 inch folding tables on it, then adjusted it for one.
It is heavy duty so when you cary it; it is hefty. The new tires have a strong smell for a long time and the female threads that the ' T ' bolts go in were messed up, but I got them to work properly. Other than that its great.
October 9, 2012
Used this product to move 6' H x 8' L cypress fence panels. Having the flexibility to slightly under inflate the pneumatic tires kept tires from bogging down in soft flower beds along fence line. Great work saver!
August 13, 2012
Works great for drywall!
I purchased this for moving drywall (8'-12' sheets) over rough, uneven terrain (bringing the sheets in from outside) that normal drywall dollys tend to have trouble with. We always carry same size sheets (ie. 8's with 8's, not 8's with 12's) so this worked like a charm.
We've used it in 2 different ways: With the dolly in the middle of the sheet, moving the drywall is nearly effortless as it'll balance on the wheels. The only issue is that will limit you on an approx. 9" height/clearance differential from the front of a sheet to the rear, which isn't usually a problem but can be if you're using a steep ramp.
The other way we've used it, mainly for ramps, is to move the dolly to the end of the sheets and lift the other end with a drywall lift or strap. This allows carrying roughly double what you'd normally be able to carry.
One thing to note: If you're using this in high wind you'll want two people helping roll the sheets or get a sheet of plywood to put on one side of the drywall. Otherwise if the wind takes the drywall it'll crack as it's mostly unsupported on the sides
We've never used this for moving wall sections as we frame in place. I've never known anyone to frame a section of wall so far away that they've got to roll it in place, so that seems like an odd use to advertise...
May 21, 2012