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Modex 2012: Rotacaster makes manual movement of loads safer, faster and easier

Rotacaster Wheel (Booth 3520) welcomed attendees to a hands-on demonstration as it introduced its new, self-supporting hand truck: the Rotatruck.
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David Dosier, Rotacaster product manager, displays the four-wheel, self-supporting Rotatruck as well as the all terrain model.

By Lorie King Rogers, Associate Editor
February 08, 2012

A picture is worth a thousand words, but a live demonstration speaks volumes. Rotacaster Wheel (Booth 3520) welcomed attendees today to a hands-on demonstration as it introduced its new, self-supporting hand truck: the Rotatruck. 

Designed with a multi-directional wheel known as the Rotacaster, the four-wheel hand truck rotates easily in small spaces and can actually move loads sideways.  According to Peter McKinnon, managing director for Rotacaster, this innovative design can overcome issues associated with trying to move and handle materials.

Also available in an outdoor, all-terrain model, it reduces the effort of manual handling and repetitive movement that can lead to workplace injury.  A conversion kit is available for operations that want to retrofit traditional hand trucks.

Modex 2012 is scheduled to be held February 6-9, 2012 in Atlanta’s Georgia World Congress Center. The tradeshow will showcase the latest manufacturing, distribution and supply chain solutions in the material handling and logistics industry. Modern’s complete Modex 2012 coverage.

About the Author

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Lorie King Rogers
Associate Editor

Lorie King Rogers, associate editor, joined Modern in 2009 after working as a freelance writer for the Casebook issue and show daily at tradeshows. A graduate of Emerson College, she has also worked as an editor on Stock Car Racing Magazine.


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