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Wesco Superlite Folding Handtruck - Weight Capacity 175lbs (79.5kg)

B&H # WESLQ Mfr # 220617
You Pay: $93.73

The Wesco Superlite Folding Handtruck is suitable for office, home, factory, retail, warehouse, the Superlite offers a space saving folding design allowing it to fit into small storage spaces or car trunks.
With the push of a button, the frame extends and wheels move into working position simultaneously. Elastic straps included for securing load.

Weight Capacity is 175 lbs (79.5 kg).

Construction Aluminum, 7 x 1.5" rubber wheels
Dimensions Opened Height: 42" (107 cm)
Closed: 29.5 x 19 x 2 in (75 x 48 x 5 cm)
Base Plate: 19 x 12" (48 x 30 cm)
Weight Capacity 175 lbs (79.5 kg)
Weight 8.4 lbs (3.8 kg)
Wesco Superlite Folding Handtruck - Weight Capacity 175lbs (79.5kg)
  • Elastic straps
  • 90-Day Manufacturer's Warranty
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    WescoSuperlite Folding Handtruck
     
    4.8

    (based on 24 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (19)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (4)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    95%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (18)
    • Carrying capacity (17)
    • Supports heavy weights (13)
    • Comfortable grips (12)
    • Easy assembly (10)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Carrying other equipment (11)
      • Moving multiple objects (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Quality oriented (3)
        • Primary use:
        • Business (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (3)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      great product

      What is great about the Superlite: carries all my photo gear, balance it right and pulls easily, however the best is going from a grass parking lot to an event like an air...Read complete review

      What is great about the Superlite: carries all my photo gear, balance it right and pulls easily, however the best is going from a grass parking lot to an event like an air show and putting the large 7" wheels to work-effortless (others with their small wheels getting stuck in the dirt!!).

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      weight distribution is key...

      I think this is "OK" but found it difficult to maneuver it with one large bag weighing about 50lbs... The key to the 175lb claim is even weight distribution and I...Read complete review

      I think this is "OK" but found it difficult to maneuver it with one large bag weighing about 50lbs... The key to the 175lb claim is even weight distribution and I would really like to see someone move this with anything over 100lbs. While I am sure it will "HOLD" 175lb, I don't think it would be maneuverable as with the 50lb low production bag (a Cinebags CB01 Production Bag) only placed on the bottom plate; it is difficult to keep steady...the wheels should be larger to help leverage and balance the weight. I would return it but there is no better viable solution I can find so making it work by placing the bag lengthwise vertically...but have to remove contents of the side pocket as the weight then rests on it vs. the bag bottom (less than optimal obviously)

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      5.0

      A tough handtruck, folds flat

      By trickdog

      from Glen Spey, NY

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Carrying Capacity
      • Comfortable Grips
      • Easy to Use
      • Supports Heavy Weights

      Cons

      • None

      Best Uses

      • Carrying Boxes
      • Carrying Equipment

      Comments about Wesco Superlite Folding Handtruck:

      I am a musician and haul equipment a lot. I had been using a decent luggage
      handtruck which would become unstable and tip on uneven ground. This Wesco is very stable with excellent, huge wheels for its size. The shelf is all metal. It folds flat for easy storage. This hand truck is NOT practical as a luggage cart for traveling as it is somewhat heavy and large even when folded.
      The included bungee cord is good enough - there are well-thought out slots to secure it - but some may want to add aftermarket bungees. I believe it is rated at 175 lb. capacity which is probably wishful thinking. 100 lb. is more practical. All in all a solid product.

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      4.0

      light but too large to travel with

      By photographer

      from asheville NC

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Carrying Capacity
      • Comfortable Grips
      • Easy Assembly
      • Easy to Use
      • Supports Heavy Weights

      Cons

      • Too Heavy

      Best Uses

      • Carrying Other Equipment

      Comments about Wesco Superlite Folding Handtruck:

      I liked this product but would think its too wide to be easy to get on and off airplanes with----its certainly strong enough and i love the large wheels

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      5.0

      Reliable Hand Truck

      By Camera-Videographer

      from Maryland

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Carrying Capacity
      • Comfortable Grips
      • Easy to Use
      • Supports Heavy Weights

      Cons

      • No Way To Secure Contents

      Best Uses

      • Carrying Other Equipment
      • Carry Photo Gear

      Comments about Wesco Superlite Folding Handtruck:

      This hand truck is extremely easy to use. Unfold the support plate and the wheels automatically extend. When finished push support plate back the the wheels retract.

      I carry a large camera bag, tripod in a sling with a few smaller cases and this makes for one easy trip over a distance.

      I did have to buy bungee cords to keep the contents from spilling.

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      3.0

      weight distribution is key...

      By PerfectSavage

      from NYC

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy to Use

      Cons

      • Cumbersome handling

      Best Uses

      • Less than 40lbs at bottom

      Comments about Wesco Superlite Folding Handtruck:

      I think this is "OK" but found it difficult to maneuver it with one large bag weighing about 50lbs... The key to the 175lb claim is even weight distribution and I would really like to see someone move this with anything over 100lbs. While I am sure it will "HOLD" 175lb, I don't think it would be maneuverable as with the 50lb low production bag (a Cinebags CB01 Production Bag) only placed on the bottom plate; it is difficult to keep steady...the wheels should be larger to help leverage and balance the weight. I would return it but there is no better viable solution I can find so making it work by placing the bag lengthwise vertically...but have to remove contents of the side pocket as the weight then rests on it vs. the bag bottom (less than optimal obviously)

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      5.0

      Superlite Folding Handtruck

      By Elmo

      from Frederick Md.

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Carrying Capacity
      • Easy to Use

      Cons

      • Deck Wheel Locking

      Best Uses

        Comments about Wesco Superlite Folding Handtruck:

        I am an Electrician, presently working on a large college campus, with limited parking. I use this handtruck to haul tools and material to the many different work areas. This cart is a must have!
        Saves on the back and the number of trips required. I made a simple bracket for the back to hold my battery drill plus it adds balance to the load. the large wheels are great for stairs and uneven walkways. Wish the deck and wheels had a better locking mecanisim, without a load on the deckplate it will foldup easily. All-in-all a great cart.

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        5.0

        WESCO FOLDING HANDTRUCK

        By Big Gunz

        from New York, New York

        About Me Casual Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy to put away
        • Easy to use and deploy
        • Highly dependable

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Avoid back injuries
          • Ease in transportation
          • Gets the job done

          Comments about Wesco Superlite Folding Handtruck:

          I'm an attorney and I have the smaller version of the wesco folding truck which I use for my trial work. I love it. I decided to upgrade and get the larger model as I started to carry more and more boxes, and trial exhibits to court. The smaller unit was great for a trial bag and perhaps smaller items. But when you need to carry multiple boxes with trial folders, and depositions, it is much easier to have this model. I strongly recommend this product.

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          • No

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          5.0

          Superlite is supernice

          By AmpRX

          from New York

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Lightweight
          • Portable

          Cons

          • NONE

          Best Uses

            Comments about Wesco Superlite Folding Handtruck:

            Highly recommended. I haul around guitar amps all the time and this portable, heavyduty handtruck more than covers all situations including 4x12 cabs.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            5.0

            Big things in small packages

            By PPNY

            from NYC

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • General Use
                • Indoors
                • Night Time
                • Outdoors
                • Special Events

                Comments about Wesco Superlite Folding Handtruck:

                I'm a professional photographer and often need to carry lots of gear while occupying as little room as possible. This toy does the job - when not in use it takes less space then my camera case, but when needs be, easily carries 100lbs + of gear.

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                • No

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                5.0

                DOES THE JOB

                By BUBSKI

                from CT

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Carrying Capacity
                • Comfortable Grips
                • Easy Assembly
                • Easy to Use

                Cons

                • None

                Best Uses

                • Carrying Other Equipment
                • photo equipment

                Comments about Wesco Superlite Folding Handtruck:

                I WAS ON A SHOPPING SPREE AND DECIDED TO GET SOMETHING TO CARRY ALL THE GOODIES I BOUGHT I SAW THIS HAND TRUCK AND FROM JUST LOOKING AT IT FOLDED UP IT DIDN'T IMPRESS ME BUT AS I PICKED IT UP AND OPENED IT, IT FELT LIKE A QUALITY MADE PRODUCT. IN USING IT MAKES MY SETTING UP A LOT QUICKER AND THE WHEELS EVEN ROLLED OVER THE SADDLE OF THE DOOR WAY WITH OUT HAVING TO TURN AROUND OR APPLYING EXTRA FORCE. I CAN'T SAY IF HOLDS THE 175lbs IT CLAIMS BUT I CAN LOAD IT UP PRETTY GOOD WITH MY EQUIPMENT. THE BEST PART IS I CAN FOLD IT UP AND TUCK IT AWAY IN A SMALL AREA (REAL SMALL). SURE THERE ARE SOME CHEAPER HAND TRUCKS OUT THERE, BUT YOU GET WHAT YOU PAY FOR NOWADAYS. TIME WILL TELL IF IT HOLDS UP! HAVE TO GET BACK TO YOU ON THAT!

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                5.0

                carried all my peiican cases with ease,

                By ramon travels

                from new york

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Carrying Capacity
                • Comfortable Grips
                • Easy Assembly
                • Easy to Use
                • Supports Heavy Weights

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Carrying Other Equipment

                  Comments about Wesco Superlite Folding Handtruck:

                  i highly recommend this hand truck to all who have more cases than arms,worked great at the airport and up and down the city subway stations. great on the street, . I will , actually buy another one to be able to get to and from shoots with ease. Fold flat with the kick of one foot.

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                  4.0

                  Makes life in a city easier

                  By bmello

                  from NYC, NY

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Carrying Capacity
                  • Easy to Use
                  • Supports Heavy Weights

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Carrying Other Equipment

                    Comments about Wesco Superlite Folding Handtruck:

                    My uses for this hand truck vary from transporting heavy Pelican cases between cars and buildings to pulling down dirt paths to photoshoots that are on location but in confining areas. It's not a bulletproof indestructible piece of equipment, but it is strong for it's size and weight. THe fact that it folds down to nearly a bit more than 2 inches is great for when storage is limited... it easily fits under a couch or behind a door

                    I'd advise getting a tie down strap instead of using the bungee cord that comes with it. With a bunch of cases stacked and tied down, the handruck isn't the most balanced either.

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                    5.0

                    Great cart!

                    By Dave

                    from Bayside, NY

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Carrying Capacity
                    • Easy Assembly
                    • Easy to Use
                    • Supports Heavy Weights

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Carrying Other Equipment

                      Comments about Wesco Superlite Folding Handtruck:

                      This car is durable and has a nice wide wheel-base. My last card was fine as far as load capacity goes but if one wheel hit a bump or something, it was always a struggle to keep the cart balanced. With this, there is NO problem at all. Great buy!

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                      5.0

                      Simple, attractive handtruck

                      By Sugarhouse

                      from Boston

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Carrying Capacity
                      • Comfortable Grips
                      • Easy to Use
                      • Nicely designed
                      • Supports Heavy Weights

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Video equipment etc

                        Comments about Wesco Superlite Folding Handtruck:

                        I just got the handtruck a couple weeks ago, and so far I haven't tested its weight capacity. I do know it appears very sturdily built. I have used it to transport my video camera and some small bags around the city. The handtruck is sleek and so I don't look silly carting it around even if my load is borderline light enough to carry (if I want to sweat it out for blocks). I debated between the heavier duty one and this one, but I decided this was good enough for carrying my camera, tripod, and lighting kit. The other one is four pounds heavier and I think that's enough to make getting it in and out of the car that much more of a hassle. This seems like you can tote a few things, or load it all up. (Again, I haven't had heavy loads yet...) Good luck with your decision.

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                        5.0

                        Easy carry for heavy lens.

                        By Jim the Runner

                        from Cumming, GA

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Carrying Capacity
                        • Easy to Use

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Carrying Other Equipment

                          Comments about Wesco Superlite Folding Handtruck:

                          I use the handtruck to carry a 500mm lens along with a tripod. The 7" wheels make for an easy roll.

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                          5.0

                          I give it a ten star rating

                          By Rob

                          from Chagrin Falls, Ohio

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Carrying Capacity
                          • Comfortable Grips
                          • Easy Assembly
                          • Easy to Use
                          • Supports Heavy Weights

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Carrying Other Equipment
                            • Firewood
                            • Moving any awkward item l
                            • Rifle range
                            • Shopping

                            Comments about Wesco Superlite Folding Handtruck:

                            There is nothing bad or even marginal about this item. It is everything and more that the manufacturer says it is. It is so simple, so well engineered, so lite weight. I just cannot say enough about it. It's so goo that I wrote WESCO before I used it!

                            And if you do get one just watch the reaction you get when people see haw easily it is deployed and collapsed. It draws attention.

                            In conclusion it is one of the best purchases I've ever made and I will recommend it without compunction to anyone in the market for a lite weight truck.

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                            4.0

                            Definitely worth it

                            By Thiana

                            from Poughkeepsie, NY

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Carrying Capacity
                            • Comfortable Grips
                            • Easy Assembly
                            • Easy to Use

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Carrying Other Equipment

                              Comments about Wesco Superlite Folding Handtruck:

                              I bought this to transport my photography gear. I have also used it while moving out of my apartment. The only thing that bothers me about this product is I wish it could hold a little more weight.

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                              5.0

                              Strong and sturdy at a great price

                              By Myname2use4now

                              from New York, NY

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Carrying Capacity
                              • Comfortable Grips
                              • Easy Assembly
                              • Easy to Use
                              • Supports Heavy Weights

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Carrying Other Equipment

                                Comments about Wesco Superlite Folding Handtruck:

                                I use this handtruck for a variety of reasons not necessarily photo related. The handtruck is really strong and sturdy and it folds up to next to nothing for easy storage. The fact that it is open allows the user to carry a variety of sizes without being confined to a certain shape and size. It's a great product to have around the house. Strong and sturdy at a great price!

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                                5.0

                                Great handtruck

                                By Jimmy

                                from Phoenix, AZ

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Carrying Capacity
                                • Comfortable Grips
                                • Easy Assembly
                                • Easy to Use
                                • Supports Heavy Weights

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Photography Accessories

                                  Comments about Wesco Superlite Folding Handtruck:

                                  I bought this handtruck to cart around a box I will be making for photography items like portable power and flash accessories. I love the light weight, very portable and very good construction quality. The only minor thing I dont like is, there is no way to lock the handtruck in the open position. It stands on it's own and will be fine if you have something on the nose plate, but if you push down on the nose plate with nothing on it, the handtruck starts to collapse naturally into its compact storage position.

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                                  5.0

                                  Convenient and Easy to Use

                                  By photoMarc

                                  from Racine WI

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Carrying Capacity
                                  • Comfortable Grips
                                  • Easy Assembly
                                  • Easy to Use
                                  • Supports Heavy Weights

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                      Comments about Wesco Superlite Folding Handtruck:

                                      I use this handtruck for carrying view camera equipment when hiking in other than difficult terrain. Using it takes the weight off me, allowing me to concentrate on my work, and not my shoulders. The cart is durable, and easier to set up and take down than previous folding handtrucks, and easily handles heavy loads on semi-wilderness hiking trails. In addition, it's a bargain well worth it to make life as a landscape photographer easier.

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                                      5.0

                                      The Best Handtruck I every bought!

                                      By Dutch camerawoman

                                      from Amsterdam

                                      About Me Master Gardener

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Carrying Capacity
                                      • Comfortable Grips
                                      • Easy Assembly
                                      • Easy to Use
                                      • Supports Heavy Weights

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Carrying Other Equipment

                                        Comments about Wesco Superlite Folding Handtruck:

                                        This Handtruck is great. Very less weight, flat and big weels. As a camera team (ENG) we
                                        walk a lot with our heavy tripod and lenses etc. Now it is much better, I have a bucket on the handtruck, and the heavy tripod in the bucket. Yesterday we walked all day in Amsterdam. Now it is so easy.

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