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Supplier: Rotacaster Wheel
08 February, 2018

Leading beer, wine and spirits retailer and Woorlworths Group member BWS needed to improve the handling of the heavy loads involved in moving cartons of it’s product.

Using traditional 2-wheel hand trucks, the user had to negotiate their way through narrow isles while balancing the heavy load which put considerable ergonomic stress on the body. Likewise, the manual loading and unloading of the trolly required a lot of bending and flexing.

The Rotacaster Solution

By adopting the self-supporting Rotatruck, the company was able to focus it’s staff on safely guiding the load down the isles, rather than having to primarily support them. This significantly improved the ergonomic handling qualities for the user, including reduced fatigue.

Loading and unloading was also improved by the 2 phase self-supporting position. Fewer pull-backs also considerably reduced strain on the operator.

Importantly, the use of Rotacasters allows the easy change of direction without destabilizing the tall load, as unlike traditional swivel casters, Rotacasters are in a fixed mount.

The solution requires no power to the wheels and minimal maintenance, while delivering reliable productivity.