When it comes to moving, storing, stacking, loading, unloading and delivering items, most people are forced to choose between a stacker and a 2-wheel hand truck; and while in many cases either will do the job, in MOST cases, neither is ideal.

The information below is an assessment of the stacker option, the 2-wheel hand truck option and the Lift'n Buddy option. We think you'll agree that Lift'n Buddy offers some real advantages over stackers and traditional 2-wheel hand trucks. We're not suggesting that you get rid of your stacker or that you should replace every 2-wheeler with a Lift'n Buddy, but we think everybody should have access to one.

 

Stacker Advantages

  • Make getting heavy loads from floor level to workbenches, shelves, rack or truck bed height easy
  • Can accommodate heavy loads

Stacker Considerations

  • Weight (stacker + load) can make transporting items difficult
  • Difficult to navigate tight areas — won't fit in elevators or narrow hallways
  • Front legs hamper travel on uneven floors, in and out of trucks, up and down inclines, outdoors or over small bumps and thresholds
  • Expensive

2-Wheel Hand Truck Advantages

  • Inexpensive
  • Lightweight
  • Highly maneuverable
  • Simple to operate
  • Transition easily from indoor to outdoor use

2-Wheel Hand Truck Considerations

  • Transporter only — no vertical travel
  • Require users to bend and reach to place and retrieve items at the bottom of a load

 

The Lift'n Buddy Advantage

Only Lift'n Buddy combines the best attributes of both devices:

  • Simple to use — no training required
  • Highly maneuverable — goes places that a stacker can’t
  • Use it anywhere you’d use a 2-wheeler
  • Lifts loads up to 350 lbs. up to 36" at the touch of a button
  • Eliminates bending and lifting by workers
  • Small footprint — stores easily
  • Less expensive than powered lifts and powered stackers

 

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