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What manual handling equipment do you need for moving?

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There are several types of manual tools that can be used to move heavy objects, including lift-and-roll kits, dollies, manual forklifts, and push carts. They all perform the same basic task of lifting an object off of the ground and moving it around on wheels.

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What manual handling equipment do you need for moving?
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There are two types of lift-and-roll kits. One consists of a lever that is used to lift the heavy object and casters that are placed under the object so that it can be rolled around. This type of kit can support up to about 330 pounds. This type of kit is similar to a dolly, which can be used with lighter loads that can be lifted by hand and rolled around without straps.

The other type of lift-and-roll kit consists of two wheeled hand trucks that hydraulically lift a heavy load off the ground so that it can be rolled around. This type of kit can lift up to 1500 pounds, making it ideal for extra large appliances or furniture. Manual forklifts are similar except that they have two forks that slide under an object. Push carts are used to move small but heavy items such as books or small boxes. These items are stacked on top of the cart by hand and then pushed around.

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