About the Stair Climber Trolley
A stair climber trolley makes it easier for a person to take a heavy load up or down stairs, compared to using a regular trolley. A stair climber does this with a unique triple-wheel design that rotates and levers its load.
The stair climber has three wheels on each side of its base, arranged in a triangular pattern. Some trolleys have a mechanism on the wheels that locks them in a position where only one of the three wheels touches the ground, which makes maneuvering the trolley easier.
The wheels on a stair climber trolley are arranged so that as the user pulls the trolley up stairs, the gap in between two wheels hooks onto the corner of the stairs. One wheel effectively levers on the upper stair and the user applies that leverage to pull up the trolley. The wheels then rotate for the next stair.
Since a stair climber trolley levers a load on stairs, it takes some of the pressure off the person using the trolley. He does not have to completely lift the trolley and its contents, reducing the strain on his body and lowering his chance of injury.
Laura Gittins has been writing since 2008 and is an expert in document design. She has a Bachelor of Science in English, Professional and Technical Writing. She has written education and document design articles for eHow.
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