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Push Heavy Carts Easily With One Simple Trick



Pushing a loaded material handling cart should not feel comparable to pushing a loaded dog sled for fitness training. Unanticipated muscle loading from pushing a heavy cart can trigger muscle injuries that may take an extreme amount of time to heal. Suppose that an employee at a material handling facility throws out their back from pushing a heavy cart - the employee’s back pain can prevent them from sitting, walking, and working comfortably.


If it feels like you are a football player exploding off the line, just to get the cart going, you may have to lower the push/pull resistance with the CC Apex. The CC Apex can lower push/pull resistance by 25-50% without moving a muscle. That is because the CC Apex's special polyurethane tread is formulated to store energy. When the CC Apex is sitting under load, it wants to move. When you are pushing a cart with CC Apex wheels installed, the CC Apex releases the energy and helps move with the cart operator’s push efforts.


At its core, ergonomics seeks to optimize the interaction between humans and their work environment. Whether in an office setting, a manufacturing plant, or an engineering plant, the benefits of embracing ergonomic principles are far-reaching.


Workplace ergonomics plays a pivotal role in optimizing efficiency and safeguarding the well-being of employees. When it comes to handling heavy loads within these bustling environments, ergonomic solutions become paramount. A key player in this scenario is the meticulous design of ergonomic casters, equipped with features specifically tailored for the challenges of material handling. Ergonomic cart design requires the integration of elements like adjustable heights, user-friendly controls, and most importantly, ergonomic casters. These specialized casters not only facilitate smooth and effortless movement but also significantly reduce the physical strain on workers tasked with pushing heavy carts. The use of ergonomic casters is a strategic choice, as they enhance maneuverability, decrease the risk of workplace injuries, and contribute to an overall ergonomic material handling system in warehouses. The use of both ergonomic cart features and purposeful ergonomic casters is essential to achieve a safer, more efficient, and employee-friendly warehouse environment.


Floor environments play an important role in which caster wheel material is best suited for your environment, so you may need to explore options beyond the CC Apex to meet your needs. If you need assistance to help you find the best caster wheel for your application and environment, contact us to begin working with one of our Regional Solutions Managers.