We’re 25 days away from the 2018 Rental Show! On February 19th, everything will be live in New Orleans. We are excited to display our latest products along with some updated classics. Once at the show it can be challenging to see everything in our booth and to understand how each product works. In an attempt to highlight our newest and most popular products, we will be blogging about them periodically over the next 30 days. The blog posts will be featured on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. The hope is that you will find products that make your rental store more profitable and more efficient.
Who is American Cart & Rack?
American Cart & Rack Company is a subsidiary of Granite Industries that specializes in hand trucks and racking systems. Granite Industries is a manufacturing company located in Archbold, OH. For more information on the story behind American Cart and Rack, feel free to check out our recent blog post. Essentially, American Cart & Rack was created to fulfill a need within the rental industry for heavy duty hand trucks that could handle the daily tasks throw its way. The hand trucks range from the well built standard hand truck to our incredible Monster Mover. Each hand truck has been used and abused within the rental industry and has come out a winner. Our carts and hand trucks continue to develop and improve over time. This year at the 2018 ARA Rental Show we will have the absolute latest hand trucks and carts.
Introducing the Multi Mover Hand Truck
The Multi Mover Hand Truck has won the American Cart award for the Most Improved Hand Truck. The earliest form of this cart came in 1997 and the cart has steadily improved since then. It is unlike any cart on the market with its expanded folding footplate and adjustable rear wheels. The Multi Mover will be a featured cart that the 2018 ARA Rental Show. It is one of our top selling hand trucks and continually is one of the best all around carts we offer. The cart is capable of hauling up to 750 pounds. The adjustable rear wheels completely change the way material handling is done. A standard hand truck requires the user to be constantly holding the cart in place. The Multi Mover allows the load to be balanced on the front and rear wheels. This allows the cart to be easily moved and reduces the strain on the user. The footplate offers almost 3 times the area of a standard hand truck.
- Multi Mover Quick Hitters
- Part Number: 67243-75
- Capacity: 750 pounds
- Dimensions: 24″W x 51″D x 36″H
- Folding Foot Plate Dimensions: 23″W x 17″D
- Weight: 84 lbs
- Wheels: 10″ Flat Free Tires on Steel Hubs
- Origin: Made in the USA
The side angle above highlights the position of the rear wheels. They can be adjusted to three settings for the optimal angle based on application. There is a snap pin holding the wheels in place, allowing for tool-less adjustments. The P Handle allows for a firm grip from any angle.
This angle shows the storage benefit of the folding rear wheels and a folding foot place. The cart footprint becomes radically reduced in this position. This is great for long term storage or for loading onto a delivery vehicle. The Multi Mover can also be operated with the wheels in the top position. This creates a flat bed cart when laid on the ground.
The cart is packed with versatility, yet is still quite manageable to move. The overall width of 24 inches allows it to fit through any standard doorway. This angle further shows the heavy duty nature of the cart. The rear wheel assembly is made from heavy gauge steel has built in steel reinforced gills.
An additional feature of this cart is the built in e-ratchet system. The cart has four e-ratchet mounts attached to the chassis. With the purchase of an e-ratchet strap the system provides ample load security. Simply load up the cart and lock it in place. This helps when maneuvering large over-sized objects.
The Multi Mover is built tough at every critical component. The 10″ Flat Free Steel Hub Wheels ride on an industry leading 3/4″ axle. This combination ensures that the cart is ready on demand for any task throw its way. The D-Brackets hold the axle in place and feature one piece solid steel construction. The Multi Mover comes with the standard American Cart 3 Year Limited Warranty.
Who is Granite Industries?
Granite Industries Inc. is a manufacturing company founded in 1997 by Steve Wyse. Steve propelled Granite to the top of the scaffold industry with 43 years of scaffolding experience. We are headquartered in Ohio and have warehouses around the country. In addition to scaffold, Granite is a leader in staging, bleachers, carts and fencing products. Granite Industries has two primary brands under its company umbrella; American Cart hand trucks and Overland Carts electric powered wheelbarrows. All three of these brands will be at the 2018 ARA Rental Show in the Granite Industries booth.
What’s the Rental Show?
The ARA Rental Show features some of the biggest and best brands in the rental industry. The attendees are generally owners or employees of rental stores within the United States and Canada. Granite Industries has attended the ARA Rental Show every year since we were founded in 1997We love meeting the attendees and hearing feedback on our products. Each year we are more and more impressed with the experience of the show. This year the show is in New Orleans, which is a favorite location of the Granite staff. Below are some basics to know about the show;
Official Show Name: The 2018 ARA Rental Show
Tradeshow Dates and Times:
Monday, February 19th – 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM CST
Tuesday, February 20th – 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM CST
Wednesday, February 21st – 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM CST
Ernest N. Morial Convention Center
900 Convention Center Blvd.
New Orleans, LA 70130
More info: http://www.therentalshow.com/
Granite Booth Location
Granite Industries traditionally has a booth located in the Special Event section near General Tool. This year is no different; we are located in Booth 1051 in the Special Event section. The photos below layout the specific location of the Granite Industries booth. Granite’s booth number for the 2018 Rental Show is: #1051.
What else can I expect to find in the Granite Industries booth?
We make sure to feature products from each category of our company. Over the next 30 days there will be products highlighted from each category.
- Hand Trucks – Under the brand name American Cart & Rack
- Racking – Under the brand name American Cart & Rack
- Power Carts – Under the brand name: Overland Carts
Show: The Rental Show
Association: American Rental Association (ARA)
Dates: February 19th – February 21st
Location: New Orleans, LA
Booth Number: 1051
Granite Representatives: Chad Kern, Matt Wyse & Steve Wyse
Shop Online: store.graniteind.com
Visit Granite’s Homepage: www.graniteind.com
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