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How to Choose The Right Electric Trailer Dolly for Your Business

Electric Trailer Dolly, How to Choose The Right Electric Trailer Dolly for Your Business

The electric Trailer Dolly Makes Moving Your Trailers Easy

DJ Products makes a material handling solution for every application, but how do you decide which one is right for your business? Our experienced Sales Engineers share some helpful tips to choose the electric trailer dolly that best suits your specific needs.

Tips for Choosing the Right Electric Trailer Dolly

1. What is the weight capacity?

The whole purpose of an electric trailer dolly is to move heavy equipment, so this is the most fundamental feature. Make sure the one you select can handle the weights you work with. Don’t forget to allow for reserve capacity that will help when moving up and down inclines.

2. What kind of tires does it use?

A suitable trailer dolly should be able to accommodate the types of terrains where it will be operated. In general, single-tire dollies provide superior traction to multiple-wheel designs.

3. Does it have an optimal turning radius?

Moving trailers, automobiles, and other bulky vehicles almost always involves several turns. Look for a dolly with a smaller turning radius that will enable you to navigate tighter spaces more efficiently.

4. What type of controls are used?

No matter how many bells and whistles a trailer dolly has, complicated controls will impair their effectiveness.

  • Decide which style of controls is most comfortable for your use: joystick-type, remote control, or manual.
  • Review the instructions. Are they difficult to follow, or would a new user be quickly up to speed?
  • Look for ergonomically-designed controls that will help prevent carpal tunnel syndrome and other repetitive-use injuries.
5. Is it durable enough to withstand regular use?

In addition to moving heavy loads on a repetitive basis, a trailer dolly should be able to hold up under variable weather conditions. Look at the maintenance recommendations to ensure your company has the capability to commit to them.

6. Does it fit within your budget?

The best solution is a trailer dolly that fits your needs at a reasonable price.

Electric Material Handling Solutions from DJ Products

We offer a full line of tugs, movers, and pushers appropriate for any industry and application. Contact us at 800.686.2651 for more information.