Types of Cylinder Trucks

6 Apr 2021 Warehouse Equipment

For operations that utilize propane cylinders and other materials housed within cylindrical containers, safe transportation is crucial. Though cylinders can often be transported by hand, it is much safer and less strenuous to do so with a cylinder truck. These units are a type of hand truck that are specifically designed to transport fuel and air cylinders. At Commander Warehouse Equipment, they provide cylinder trucks for all types of facilities. Knowing the types of cylinder trucks that are available will allow you to choose the perfect model for your needs. That is why their team has created a list that outlines each type and their defining characteristics.

Cylinder Hand Truck Types

At Commander Warehouse Equipment, they are proud to provide reliable and long-lasting solutions. That is why every cylinder truck they offer features a durable powder coating, durable welded construction, and an attached chain for added stability. Their cylinder hand trucks are available in the following configurations:

Single Gas Cylinder Hand Truck

These narrow units are ideal for transporting a single cylinder or a tall and narrow box. Each unit features an integrated “stair climber” that allows for easier transportation up a flight of stairs. Single gas cylinders weigh 28 lb and can hold up to 500 lb, making them ideal for a variety of industries and facilities.

Medium Cylinder – Side by Side Hand Truck

Medium side-by-side cylinder trucks feature a wider frame and base plate. As the name implies, these units are designed to transport two cylinders side by side. That said, these units can also safely handle a variety of other materials due to the attached chain and wider wheelbase to ensure optimal stability. Medium side-by-side cylinder trucks weigh 25 lb and can hold up to 400 lb.

Medium Cylinder – Front to Back Hand Truck

Instead of a wider base plate and frame, these units feature a longer base plate and frame. This longer frame allows for the transportation of two cylinders loaded front to back. The narrow frame of a front-to-back cylinder truck allows for easy storage and portability. Each unit weighs only 21 lb and can handle loads up to 300 lb.

Large Cylinder Hand Truck

For operations that consistently handle a large number of cylinders, consider a large cylinder hand truck. These models combine elements of the side-by-side and front-to-back models to provide the largest base plate. Each unit also features large rubber wheels that can be easily upgraded to larger pneumatic wheels. This ensures optimal durability and handling in any environment. Large cylinder hand trucks weigh 55 lb and can carry up to 800 lb.

To learn more about their selection of cylinder trucks and other solutions, contact the team at Commander Warehouse Equipment through their online contact form. They will work with you to assess your needs and deliver the perfect solution for your facility.