Wesco 220293 Cobra Jr. convertible aluminum hand truck can be used for transporting heavy loads up to 600 lb. in two-wheel mode and up to 1,200 lb. in four-wheel mode. The dual-grip handle can be adjusted with a pedal release to enable a four-wheel configuration for horizontal arrangement of cargo, or a two-wheel configuration for vertical stacking of the load. The frame measures 22 x 19 x 51.75 inches (W x D x H) overall in two-wheel mode, the cast-aluminum noseplate is 18" wide with an open base, and the horizontal load bed measures 12 x 38 inches (W x D) in four-wheel mode. (W is width, the horizontal distance from left to right; D is depth, the horizontal distance from front to back; H is height, the vertical distance from bottom to top.) The truck has three riveted 2" wide cross braces for strength, two 10" wide-tread pneumatic load wheels, and two 5" non-marking swivel casters for support and maneuverability. This convertible aluminum hand truck is suitable for use in industrial and commercial settings.
Hand trucks, also known as two-wheeled dollies, are used to transport heavy or bulky items, especially in commercial product distribution and delivery. Hand trucks are L-shaped, with handles at the top, two wheels at the bottom, and a small platform that touches the ground when the truck is upright. A load is placed on the platform and the truck is tilted back, balancing the weight over the wheels. Powered hand trucks have a platform that lifts the load up, or lowers it down, to reduce human labor. Some hand trucks may be convertible to platform trucks for moving large or cumbersome loads. Others fold flat for storage.