Myth #3: Carts fall apart and require high maintenance

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A myth is a widely held but false belief or idea.myth3-1






A cart frame is welded high strength steel. With various weight capacities and sizes and after more than two decades since its introduction, advanced high-strength steels (AHSS) are making major inroads into industrial carts.

Initially there was sluggish acceptance of advanced high strength steel, however the limited durability of lower-density materials as plastics and composites, aluminum and magnesium, has made welded high strength steel the standard for lasting performance with minimal maintenance.

Carts have high quality casters that improve push pull forces. A force is a push or a pull. Pushing on a stalled car is an example. The force of friction between feet and the ground is yet another. Weight is the force of the earth’s gravity exerted downward upon the body.












A caster is an undriven, single, double, or compound wheel that is designed to be mounted to the bottom of a larger object (the “vehicle”) to enable that object to be easily moved. They are available in various sizes, and are commonly made of rubber, plastic, nylon, aluminum, or stainless steel.

Casters are found in numerous applications, including shopping carts, office chairs, and material handling equipment. High capacity, heavy duty casters are used in many industrial applications, such as platform trucks, carts, assemblies, and tow lines in plants. Generally, casters operate well on smooth and flat surfaces. When shortcuts are taken and lower casters are utilized on industrial carts, this is where the myth about longevity usually starts. High quality casters are integral to the long-term maintenance-free industrial cart.






Topper Industrial

Article submitted by Jillian Burrow, Marketing Manager for Topper Industrial

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