We’re 18 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 Mantis Chair Pallet!  Now with an optional handle.

Mantis Chair Pallet with Handle – 67394-01

NEW for 2018!  The Mantis Chair Pallet Cart now can be fitted with a handle that improves the usability of the cart.   This post will be highlighting the:
– Standard Mantis Chair Pallet
– Mantis Chair Pallet with Handle
– Mantis Hand Truck

Standard Mantis Chair Pallet 
The standard Mantis Chair Pallet is one of the best selling carts in our line up.  It is extremely popular among rental stores.  The design of the cart allows for chairs to be stacked up to 50 high and the built in e-strap mounts improve load security.  The carts can easily be moved across a warehouse floor.

  • Standard Mantis Chair Pallet Quick Hitters
  • Part Number: 67221
  • Capacity: 500 pounds or up to 50 folding chairs (with E-Ratchet Straps)
  • Dimensions: 18″W x 39″D x 6″H
  • Weight: 20 lbs
  • Wheels: 3″ Casters – two fixed, two swivel
  • Origin: Made in the USA
  • Shop Online: Mantis Chair Pallet

Standard Mantis Chair Pallet – 67221

We have offered the Standard Mantis Chair Pallet for years without much change.  At the 2017 ARA Rental Show we were asked about adding a handle to the cart.  A handle would allow for the chair pallet to pushed more easily under load.  For 2018 we are introducing that very model.  The Mantis Chair Pallet with Handle has come to life.  Of course we made sure it would still work with our Mantis Hand Truck (see below).

  • Mantis Chair Pallet With Handle Quick Hitters
  • Part Number: 67394
  • Capacity: 500 pounds or up to 50 folding chairs (with E-Ratchet Straps)
  • Dimensions: 18″W x 44″D x 35″H
  • Weight: 29 lbs
  • Wheels: 3″ Casters – two fixed, two swivel
  • Origin: Made in the USA
  • Shop Online: Mantis Chair Pallet with Handle
 

Mantis Hand Truck – 67092-75

The Mantis Hand Truck is a beast of a cart, it is capable of hauling up to 750 pounds.  The Mantis Chair Pallet was designed to slide over the forks on the Mantis Hand Truck.

  • Mantis Hand Truck Quick Hitters
  • Part Number: 67092-75
  • Capacity: 750 pounds
  • Dimensions: 27″W x 74″D x 39″H (on 4 wheels)
  • Fork Dimensions: 34″ long and spaced 14.75″ apart
  • Weight: 88 lbs
  • Wheels: 10″ flat free wheels with steel hubs
  • Origin: Made in the USA
  • Shop Online: Mantis Hand Truck

Mantis (67092-75) + Chair Pallet with Handle (67394)

The above photo shows the capability of the Mantis Cart system.   The Mantis Hand Truck is capable of hauling up to 750 pounds.  This capacity allows the chairs to easily be distributed to the tires of the cart without losing stability or damaging the cart.  The 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 Mantis 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 Mantis works well when moving across grass or rougher terrain.  10″ Flat Free Steel Hub Wheels provide reliable performance.

Once at the desired location the cart can be lowered to the ground.  The Mantis Chair Pallet with Handle can then be slid out from the Mantis Cart and freely moved on its own.  The chairs stay in place due to the e-ratchet strap system.  E-Ratchet straps can be purchased separately.

The above photo shows how the chairs nest inside the fenders of the Mantis Cart.   The nesting provides additional load stability.   The chairs featured in this application are just under 18″ wide and just under 39″ tall when folded.  

This angle shows the narrow footprint of the Mantis Chair Pallet.  The overall width of 18 inches allows for use in almost any application.  The swivel rear casters provide a zero turn radius for the cart.

More details can be viewed online:
Mantis Chair Pallet
Mantis Chair Pallet with Handle
Mantis Hand Truck
E-Ratchet Straps

View our entire line of products in the American Cart Catalog

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
Location:
Ernest N. Morial Convention Center

900 Convention Center Blvd.
New Orleans, LA 70130
More info: http://www.therentalshow.com/
Granite Booth Number: 1051

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.

General Info

Show: The Rental Show
Association: American Rental Association (ARA)
Website: www.ararental.com
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

Specials: Available upon request – support@graniteind.com

Get In Touch

We would love to hear from you!

AMERICAN CART

American Cart and Equipment has been producing heavy duty hand trucks since 1997.  Each cart is manufactured in Archbold, Ohio by parent company, Granite Industries.

American Cart
595 East Lugbill Rd.
Archbold, OH 43502
Phone: 1-877-447-2648
Open: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM EDT, M-F