Topper Industrial replaces fleet of Quad Steer Carts for large automotive manufacturer

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Topper Industrial has been leading innovations in cart delivery development since 1994. Recently Topper Industrial was called in to a large automotive manufacturing facility in Michigan for help with an existing fleet of tugger carts that were not performing well. These carts were competitor carts. They were deemed too large, too bulky, and obnoxiously noisy by the material handling team on site. They were a nuisance and tracking was poor.

Topper Industrial’s team started by observing the material movement process closely to see what type of cart would be best to tackle the material handling needs. In this situation, quad steer carts were already in use and were the correct cart for the job. The real problem then, was in combatting the ill qualities of the existing carts.

Topper Industrial quad steer carts are an original design.  Quad Steer Carts are four-wheel steering for optimal tracking. Within Topper’s original design, all four wheels turn, and the radius of the rear wheels follows the front wheels and creates better cornering. Four-wheel steering allows for more carts to be tugged in a row, with less drifting to the inside.

Topper Industrial has created their Quad Steer Carts to be more durable. The performance is consistent and extremely dependable. Utilizing Topper’s quad steer cart design, these delivery carts require less maintenance and repair. The tracking of the Topper Quad Steer Cart is smooth and more maneuverable. The carts are also lighter in weight and this helps the carts be easily tugged, hitched, unhitched, and parked for better ergonomics.

After one month in the automotive facility and with 38 new Topper Quad Steers implemented for automotive parts movement, the feedback is in and it is beaming with praise. The Supply Chain Manager at the facility reached out on behalf of the entire team and noted that production was more efficient using Topper Carts. She went on to say, “We are pleased with how well the Topper carts track and how much quieter and solidly built they are.”

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 and Wire Mesh Containers), PalletsLift/Tilt SystemsRacking and Tube & Joint. 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 moving.”

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