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Astrolift offer New Zealand's most extensive range of warehouse equipment and are dedicated to consistently enhancing the quality and variety of our product offerings.

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Types of Dollies and Cradles


Platform Dollies: Ideal for general-purpose use, platform dollies feature a flat surface and are suitable for transporting various items, including boxes, furniture, and appliances.

Panel Dollies: Designed for moving large, flat materials such as doors, windows, or drywall, panel dollies have a vertical support structure and a narrow base.

Drum Cradles: Perfect for handling drums and barrels, drum cradles feature a curved or concave shape to secure cylindrical objects safely during transport.

Furniture Dollies: Specifically designed for moving large, bulky furniture pieces, these dollies often come with padding or straps for added protection.

Pallet Dollies: Intended for use with pallets, these dollies have a low-profile design that makes it easy to slide under pallets for effortless movement.


Choosing the Right Dolly or Cradle

When selecting a dolly or cradle, consider the following factors:

Load capacity: Ensure the chosen model can support the weight of the items you plan to move.

Material type: Consider the materials you'll be handling, and select a dolly or cradle designed specifically for those items.

Wheel type: Choose between solid, pneumatic, or swivel casters based on your specific needs and the surfaces you'll be navigating.

Dimensions: Ensure the dimensions of the dolly or cradle match your load requirements and storage constraints.


Dolly and Cradle Maintenance

Regular maintenance is crucial to prolong the life of your dolly or cradle and ensure safe operation. Follow these tips:

- Inspect wheels and casters for wear, damage, or debris, and replace as necessary.
- Check for any loose or damaged hardware, and tighten or replace as needed.
- Clean your dolly or cradle regularly to prevent the buildup of dirt or debris that could affect performance.


Safety Tips for Using Dollies and Cradles

- Always adhere to the manufacturer's weight capacity guidelines to avoid overloading.
- Ensure loads are evenly distributed and properly secured before moving.
- Use caution when navigating slopes, corners, or uneven surfaces.
- Wear appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) while operating dollies and cradles.


At Astrolift, we are committed to providing high-quality material handling solutions designed to improve efficiency and safety in your workplace. With a wide range of dollies and cradles available, we have the perfect equipment to meet your unique requirements. Our knowledgeable team is on hand to guide you through the selection process, ensuring you make the best investment for your business.

As a leading supplier in the industry, Astrolift prides itself on offering exceptional customer service, competitive pricing, and fast delivery. With our commitment to innovation and continuous improvement, you can trust Astrolift for all your material handling needs. Discover the Astrolift difference today


What is a drum dolly?

A drum dolly is a wheeled platform designed to transport and maneuver heavy drums safely and easily within a workspace.

What is a drum cradle?

A drum cradle is a specialized device used to lift, tilt, and dispense the contents of a drum while providing stability and support.

How do I choose the right drum dolly or cradle for my needs?

Consider factors such as drum size and weight, the type of drum material, and the required level of maneuverability when selecting the appropriate drum dolly or cradle for your needs.

Can drum dollies and cradles accommodate different drum sizes?

Yes, many drum dollies and cradles are adjustable and can accommodate various drum sizes and types, including plastic, steel, and fiber drums.

Are drum dollies and cradles safe to use?

Yes, drum dollies and cradles are designed with safety features such as locking mechanisms, sturdy construction, and ergonomic designs to ensure secure and safe handling of drums.

How do I maintain my drum dolly or cradle?

Regular cleaning, inspection, and timely replacement of worn-out parts will help keep your drum dolly or cradle in optimal condition.

Can drum cradles be used to dispense liquids from a drum?

Yes, drum cradles are designed to tilt and dispense the contents of a drum, making them ideal for handling liquids and other pourable materials.

Can I use a drum dolly to transport other types of containers?

While primarily designed for drums, some drum dollies may be suitable for transporting other types of containers, such as large buckets or barrels. Always check the manufacturer's guidelines for compatibility.

What is the weight capacity of a drum dolly or cradle?

Weight capacities for drum dollies and cradles vary depending on the specific model, with some capable of handling up to 1,000 lbs or more.

Are there drum handling solutions for hazardous materials?

Yes, specialized drum dollies and cradles are available for safely handling hazardous materials, including those with chemical-resistant coatings and designs that minimize the risk of spills.