Myth #2: Carts are not available for specific needs



A myth is a widely held but false belief or idea.

Politifact would rate the statement “There are not industrial carts to meet my specific needs” as a “Pants of Fire” falsehood.

Even if an industrial cart manufacturer does not have an off the shelf, ship today solution, industrial carts are often engineered-to-order (ETO) to make specific and unique needs.

One of the top-of-the-line industrial carts Topper Industrial manufacturers for a rail service was 100% custom-made.  The need to align with railroad tracks, height, mobility, and other nuanced requirements meant starting from scratch.

The result was a cart designed to meet the specific need of that customer.

Different carts are available to deal with different problems.   Carts are created as solutions to problematic situations. Carts are available to work with narrow aisles, small floor plans, large floor plans, small quantities, heavy weights, multiple loads and ever-changing parts, and a myriad of conditions (perhaps for the very first time).  The final design may include an industrial cart that can tilt, rotate, and transfer.

Topper Industrial tilt carts are utilized widely in the material handling industry. This is because they create a safe, controlled, and ergonomic delivery work station line side.


Topper Industrial’s tilt carts come equipped with a patented adjustable closed loop hydraulic cylinder that controls the energy of the load as it is tilted in the industrial tilt cart. It provides for a safe and controlled tilt movement in a full to empty application.

The degree of the tilt on a cart is designed and designated by the ergonomic picking heights needed line side. The development of the 60-degree tilt cart was accomplished to satisfy the need to tilt a cart contents past the standard 30 degrees. Line side workers need to reach parts placed vertically in a container without exceeding ergonomic limits for reaching and bending.

Engineering the tilt frame to go past the standard 30-degree tilt presented its challenges. Designers had to consider how the center of gravity would affect the design, the need for counter balances and a possible foot pedal return assist.

To combat all the challenges, the base of the cart frame was notched to allow the leading platform edge to go lower than the caster load height. The new design kept a low center of gravity during towing and the able to reach the far side of the container. The design also minimizes the possibility of a serious pinch point as the platform is tilted.

Topper Industrial Tilt Carts come in 30, 45, and 60 degrees, just another example where there is always an industrial cart to meet specific needs, even if Topper Industrial needs to invent it.

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Article submitted by Jillian Burrow, Marketing Manager for Topper Industrial

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