Introducing the best value cage trolley in Australia
Richmond Wheel and Castor Co is an Australian owned company with over 60 years of experience in manufacturing trolleys and all the related items that go with them.
We’re providing better value with high quality manufacturing processes (certified to ISO 9001:2015 standards), robust quality assurance, affordable pricing, and excellence in customer service.
Our cage trolleys are versatile and strong. They have plenty of features that will help you move things safely and securely.
The industrial cage trolley concept
Cage trolleys are very simple. They’re different from typical trolleys or carts because they don’t have a built-in handle (you can attach one, however). These are usually used to move unconventional loosely bundled loads.
A regular hand trolley is suited to moving large solid objects or boxed items. If the load you are moving wouldn’t make sense to box up (laundry, newspapers, bric-a-brac, etc), a cage trolley makes more sense and will be safer.
The design of the cage trolley will usually have a square or rectangular frame, with two nylon uni-directional swivel castors and two fixed direction castors. The trolley is steered by differential steering, where you put more energy into the side opposite the turning direction.
The floor and sides of a cage trolley are normally made from steel mesh, and there are usually just two sides for maximum versatility. If there are concerns about objects falling through the mesh, this can be easily and inexpensively remedied by strategic placement of solid cardboard sheets.
The cart is moved by pushing or pulling it. When pushing the cart, you should not let go of it while it is in motion, as this could be dangerous.
Custom options for a metal cage trolley
The standard design is going to suit most users, and is an inexpensive solution to moving bulk items quickly and easily. Some operators may have more advanced needs, so there are modifications that can be made, although it’s also important to know these modifications will result in a higher cost.
If the two fixed direction castors are replaced with metal swivel caster wheels, the trolley can rotate around a tighter turning radius, but will also be a bit more difficult to handle. In this configuration, the trolley is able to spin 360 degrees, whereas with two fixed castors it would turn 360 degrees instead of spinning.
To increase versatility, most cage trolleys are made with only two fixed sides, but it is possible to add a third or fourth side when necessary. This will make the frame more rigid, and makes the load even more secure. The potential disadvantage is it can limit the width of the load to the dimensions of the floor area, whereas with two open sides, you can cantilever solid loads (planks, for example).
For extra heavy loads you’ll need a heavy duty cage trolley
In most scenarios, the standard cage trolley will suit your needs. When you’re moving much heavier loads, a standard trolley might not cope well with the task, may be more difficult to operate, or may suffer reduced durability.
A heavy duty cage trolley is recommended when you are loading up with heavy loads, especially if your typical load is likely to be heavy. The heavy duty cage trolley is made with thicker mesh and has a stronger platform frame.
For extra heavy duty, you’ll need to also go for a custom option. This is recommended in scenarios where the load is likely to be well in excess of 250kg. In this case, it’s best to contact us at Richmond Wheels & Castor Co for advice on the best custom solution to meet your needs.