All About Utility Skates: Part 1: Tilting Utility Skates
When you need a skate that delivers incredible strength, rugged reliability, smooth motion, and versatility to adapt to a variety of tasks, there is no better answer for you than utility skates. If the skates you are looking for need to be the best on the market to ensure quality performance year after year, then there is no better answer for your needs than Hevi-Haul utility skates. We build these versatile and capable products with design superiority and manufacturing excellence, ensuring that every utility skate that leaves our line is the highest quality skate available. It’s important to know what you need when it comes to utility skates, and whether tilting utility skates or non-tilting utility skates are the best choice for your application. In this post, we’ll delve into the features and benefits of the tilting variety of utility skate.
Utility Skates are the world’s most versatile machinery moving dollies on the market, ideal for both turning and straight line moving applications. Capacities range from 1.5 tons to 37.5 tons per skate, rolling on interchangeable steel or polyurethane coated rollers. Fully welded steel frames bring the ruggedness and unmatched quality you know and expect from Hevi-Haul. A wide stance provides increased stability and weight distribution under load. Their low profile design allows for minimum load jacking and maximum load clearance. Hevi-Haul skates have been trusted by professional rigging companies and machinery movers for over 80 years as the premiere family owned American brand machinery dolly.
Tilt-type utility skates are our most maneuverable machinery dollies. With the exception of some lighter duty models, each roller dolly is equipped with two 3-1/2″ Ø center support rollers and two 3-1/4″ Ø front and rear rollers, one on each end. This wheel layout provides a tilting axis that provides exceptional turning ability and easier moving over uneven floors, welds, tracks, gaps, up ramps and more. Each skate can turn on its own radius.
Tilt-type utility skates are available in two varieties, rigid and swivel, that can be combined in numerous configurations for various moving needs. Rigid top tilt-type utility skates were designed to be combined with their swivel top counterparts as rear following dollies. With their excellent maneuverability, they are also often used separately for straight line moves and wider arcing turns where swivel top skates are not necessary.
Swivel top tilt-type utility skates designed to be combined with their rigid top counterparts as the lead dollies for turning applications. With their excellent maneuverability, they are also often used separately for heavy loads requiring full directional control. Each swivel top skate has a friction plate between the top frame of the dolly and bottom surface of the swivel plate to reduce swimming under load and eliminating the need for a locking mechanism.
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Hevi-Haul Skates have been trusted by professional rigging companies and machinery movers for over 80 years as the premiere family owned American brand machinery dolly. Contact us today for a personal answer to all your inquiries.