Powered Hand Carts

Powered Hand Carts

Pushing and pulling loads around a warehouse or manufacturing facility can take a heavy toll on workers. A battery-powered hand cart can make life easier for your workforce and increase the productivity of your material handling operation. You'll wonder how you ever got by without them!


The diverse selection of powered carts from Material-Handling.com ranges from platform carts, lift top carts, tug carts, lift table carts and convertible carts. You're sure to find the ideal powered hand cart for your applications and budget.


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The Value of Choosing Powered Material Handling Carts

Powered industrial hand carts provide a cost-effective way to improve your material handling capabilities. Utilized everywhere from business complexes and fulfillment and distribution centers to warehouses and processing facilities, electric hand carts increase workflow and reduce injuries that occur from pulling and pushing heavy carts.

Units come in a variety of sizes, features and configurations to fit your budget and your needs. Our selection of electric powered hand carts include:

Standard Powered Platform Carts

Our walk-behind standard powered carts have a 30" x 48" usable deck designed to keep panels in place during transportation. These economically priced carts have a maximum load capacity of 1,100 pounds and feature fingertip-variable speed controls in forward and reverse. A full-perimeter bumper guards against impacts while a key locking system provides an additional level of security.

Light-Duty Lift Top Powered Carts

We carry a variety of lift top powered hand carts available in 24" x 45½", 23" x 40" and 23" x 43" sizes with load capacities up to 1,100 pounds and top speeds of 2.8 mph. This cost-effective electric cart offers improved comfort and precision with roller grip controls and auto-braking and parking. Units are available with a rechargeable 115V battery and onboard charging station, protective bumpers and pneumatic non-marking rubber wheels.

Convertible Powered Truck

Improve versatility with an electric powered hand cart with a 12" x 50¾" frame bed and 600-pound, two-wheel and 1,200-pound, four-wheel capacities. Operators benefit from a continuous handle offering improved ergonomics for comfort and control transporting loads. Variable-speed fingertip controls ensure smooth performance in forward and reverse.

Off-Road Traction Drive Powered Cart

An exceptional choice for agriculture, warehousing and manufacturing, these versatile industrial powered hand carts are capable of carrying loads up to 500 pounds on rough terrain and 750 pounds on smooth surfaces. Models provide precision control in high and low speeds going forward and backward. Additional standard features include headlights for operating in dark conditions and wire storage buckets for impressive load retention.

Electric Platform Cart

Available in 26" x 41½", 26" x 48", 26" x 60" platform sizes, our platform carts can carry up to 1,500 pounds and incline to six degrees. These battery-powered material handling carts provide a safer way for employees in a variety of settings to transport tools and materials. They’re suitable for use on hard surfaces as well as carpeting and tile and are designed with a small frame to go virtually anywhere with minimal storage space requirements.

Electric Portable Hydraulic Lift Tables

These light-duty carts range from 24" X 50" to 30" X 50" platform sizes and 550- to 1,100-pound load capacities. Units are powered by a ½ HP 12V DC motor and have a 26" vertical travel height for efficient material handling.

Power Tug Carts

We carry highly maneuverable light-, medium- and heavy-duty power tug carts with load capacities ranging from 1,500 to 40,000 pounds. Models are DC powered, come with an on-board battery and charge pack and can pull single or multiple carts.

Ordering Industrial Electric Powered Hand Carts

Optimize your operation with a powered cart from Cherry’s Industrial. Our material handling specialists will help you find the most efficient solutions. From competitive prices and fast delivery to customer service and support dedicated to your total satisfaction, we’re the one-stop shop for all your needs.

Why Choose Electric Material Handling Carts Over Manual Carts?

A powered hand cart may cost more than a manual cart, but it typically delivers a better long-term return on investment. The increase in productivity alone can offset the initial upfront expense in a short time. They are also simple to operate — your workers will be able to adapt to using them without an extended learning curve, and they will surely appreciate how much easier their workday will become.

It's also possible that you will need fewer employees to complete a specific material handling task, which allows you to allocate your available labor resources more efficiently.

Most powered hand cart models allow you to adjust the speed and direction of the machine with a quick press of a button or flip of a switch, while their manual counterparts require physical effort. This makes the electric version much more nimble — they can easily adapt to changes in surface conditions or work environments. Features such as traction drive even allow some electric material handling cart models to navigate flawlessly in off-road environments.

What About the Safety and Damage Prevention Advantages of Battery-Powered Hand Carts?

Safety is a big concern in just about every material handling operation these days. Powered hand carts can help you create a safer work environment and possibly lower the number of workers' compensation claims. They require less pushing, pulling and lifting than when using manually operated carts, which means fewer back and repetitive motion injuries. You also don't have to worry about them rolling down an incline and perhaps injuring bystanders. Many models even include headlights for better visibility.

If product damage is an ongoing issue in your work environment, powered hand carts can help you minimize spills and other problems that occur when using manual carts. Electric carts offer better control of the machine, which can prevent workers from accidentally dumping loads while in transit. And with features such as roller-grip controls and auto-braking, operators can react quickly to avoid collisions that can cause significant damage to goods.

Use Electric Material Handling Carts for a Wide Range of Applications

Our lineup of battery-powered hand carts can provide a fast, ergonomic transport solution for numerous industries. Typical applications include material handling and moving in industrial and manufacturing operations, warehouses and distribution centers and storage facilities. Because they operate via battery power, you can even use them in outdoor environments where no electric power source is readily available.

Contact Material-Handling.com Experts to Learn More

Material-Handling.com makes customer service our top priority. Our knowledgeable material handling equipment specialists are ready to help you with equipment selection, ordering, pricing and whatever else you require.

Give us a call at 877-350-2729 or fill out our online contact form to request a free quote or assistance placing your order today.

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