Tag Along Dolly was created to solve a problem. I had a large TV and luggage to move from Florida to Virginia last year. I needed a hand truck to move the TV because I had to park about a block away from our destination in Virginia. All of this cargo would not fit inside my Chevy Equinox which already had a class II hitch receiver. So I welded an attachment to my hand truck and made the hitch mount. It worked great on a 2000 mile round trip. When I got back home I filed the patent and Tag Along Dolly was born!
Since we were already partnered with Granite Industries on two other inventions, they were the natural choice to bring this product to market. They already had a division, American Cart and Equipment, producing hand trucks. In October 2011 we joined forces to offer four versions of their hand trucks as Tag Along Dollys.
Granite Industries is a leading manufacturer of scaffolding and other related construction products. Their reputation for producing high quality products is well deserved. We are proud to be able to say that our commercial grade hand trucks are made in the USA!
A hand truck, also known as a two wheeler, stack truck, dolly, trolley, trolley truck, sack barrow, sack truck, or bag barrow, is an L-shaped box-moving handcart with handles at one end, wheels at the base, with a small ledge to set objects on, flat against the floor when the hand-truck is upright. The objects to be moved are tilted forward, the ledge is inserted underneath them, and the objects allowed to tilt back and rest on the ledge. Then the truck and object are tilted backward until the weight is balanced over the large wheels, making otherwise bulky and heavy objects easier to move. It is a first-class lever.
Some hand trucks are equipped with stairclimber wheels, which, as the name implies, are designed to go up and down stairs. Stairclimber wheels can sometimes be problematic when trying to turn on flat ground as four wheels in a fixed position will be in contact with the ground.
Hand trucks are fabricated from many different types of materials, tube steel, aluminum tube, aluminum extrusion and high impact plastics. Most commercial hand trucks that are used for beverage and food service deliveries are rugged and very light weight. They are usually designed from two extruded aluminum channel side rails and cast aluminum or magnesium parts.