Push/Pull Forces for Hand Trucks
Posted on April 22, 2009 | in Ergonomics
We have been doing a lot of work lately with the delivery logistics and route distributions industry. As ergonomists, we rely heavily on scientific data when making recommendations to optimize human performance. We would like to highlight an example of somebody making our job easier for a change.
When performing a review of hand truck components lately, we were pleasantly surprised to find that Magliner (www.magliner.com) provides comparitive wheel data in their catalogue. Specifically, detailing the force required to both start the hand truck rolling, and to continue it rolling.
We found this information extremely valuable when making hand truck recommendations to a client recently.
Please let us know if you have seen any other examples of practical ergonomic infomation included with a product description – it makes our job so much easier!