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Topper Industrial submits for Innovation Award at Modex 2024.

STURTEVANT, WI – Topper Industrial, well known as a leading material handling carts manufacturer in North America entered a submission for an Innovation Award at Modex 2024. Entering the category “Best New Innovation in Sustainability,” Topper Industrial submitted their Split Cart Combo Design for consideration.

Topper Industrial created a two-cart system that functions as one with the material load acting as its link or “body” when being towed. Two smaller carts solved the first problem of needing to take up less space. Each cart is 4’x4′ and carries a smaller footprint for storage when not in use. This also allowed the end user to leave their facilities’ floor plan as is and utilize the aisles already in place. Additionally, the material being carried decided the length of the cart when being loaded for transit per route. This solved the second problem in creating cart solution that worked with all varying material length needs.

The first, front in sequence cart is a 4′ x 4′ rotating, traditional caster steer cart. Caster Steer has two swivel and two rigid casters. The cart is equipped with a rotating top. This is ideal because the top rotates 360° effortlessly due to the heavy-duty seal precision slew bearing. The rotate base of the first cart becomes your front “axle.” Caster steer is ideal for the front cart in the combo because it allows the cart to follow the tugger and the cart to act as a bearing for the cart system.

The first cart in sequence, the rotating cart mirrors the height of the following, or second cart in sequence. The rear cart height was designed to match the front rotating cart as well. The rear cart is also a 4′ x 4′ frame cart. It differs in being designed as a static cart. A static cart is a standard industrial cart with rigid fixed deck. The rear cart has six wheels. It has four outer swivel casters and two inside rigid casters. A six-wheel cart can rotate at its own length. This attribute is imperative in making the split cart combo work so well as a delivery solution.

The front cart again, acts as a bearing with material locked in as it’s “body,” and therefore, the rear cart can track well within the system. Both carts in the cart combo sequence have their upper framework equipped with six lockdown rings, this is how the material is locked or tied down to create the large cart system.

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Topper Industrial is capable of creating custom Delivery Carts for your unique material handling needs.

Topper Industrial ( has a great team of people working hard each day to create the most reliable and innovative material handling products for our customers. Combined with over 40 years of experience in the material handling industry, Topper’s team of highly skilled engineers, designers and skilled workers is especially equipped to design and build Industrial Carts (Mother / Daughter Cart Systems, Quad Steer Carts or Tracking Carts, Specialized Delivery Carts, Transfer Carts with Roller Deck, Static Carts, Rotation Carts, Tilt Carts or Kitting Carts), Industrial Cart Components (Cart Parts Department), Industrial Containers (Corrugated Containers), PalletsLift/Tilt Systems, and Racking. Topper is very proud of the dedication each and every team member has for developing quality products for ever changing needs across the supply chain.

Topper’s team is eager to help create solutions for every customer’s material flow requirements.   All customers quickly become part of the extended Topper family. Contact us today at

“Keeping your material in motion.”

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