The New Stair Dolly: Electric and Hybrid

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An electric and hybrid dolly for stairs: this is the new Buddy Lift Plasmoid. It's a hybrid electric stair climbing dolly because it has both wheels and tracks. Let's take a look at the advantages of this new technology compared to traditional tracked stair climbers and wheeled stair climbing dollies.

Advantages and disadvantages of tracked stair climbers

Tracked stair climbers offer two major advantages over stair dollies:

  • More stable and safer
  • They usually have a higher load capacity

Tracked stair climbers are very stable because the weight of the load is distributed over the entire length of the tracks and not concentrated on the wheels. 

This makes it much safer to transport on stairs. Another advantage is that the operator does not have to balance the load

In addition, tracked stair climbers are usually equipped with an electric motor and generally have a higher load capacity than wheeled electric stair climbers.

For this reason, tracked electric stair climbers are suitable for transporting heavy goods and materials on stairs. 

Their limitation is that they are usually bulkier, heavier and less maneuverable than two, three or four wheel motorized stair climbing dollies.

Advantages and disadvantages of stair climbing dollies 

The advantages of wheeled stair climber dollies are their maneuverability and light weight. They are usually better for maneuvering on stair landings, such as when a 360-degree turn is required. Wheeled electric stair dollies are lighter than tracked stair climbers and take up less space when transported, especially folding stair climbing dollies. 

Their main disadvantage is their precarious stability when transported on stairs, as the operator must balance the weight of the load. 

For this reason, even when equipped with an electric motor, these stair climbers are not suitable for transporting heavy goods.

Wheels + tracks: the advantages of the hybrid dolly for stairs Buddy Lift Plasmoid

The new Buddy Lift Plasmoid motorized stair climbing dolly is equipped with both tracks and wheels. The push of a button activates the tracks and shifts the load to the side wheels. 

But when is it better to use the wheels and when to use the tracks?

Tracks are used for transportation on stair treads, as they provide greater stability during ascent and descent, especially on uneven stair treads.

The wheels are better for maneuvering on level ground and turning in tight spaces, such as stair landings.

The Buddy Lift has a very small footprint (22.8 x 47 inches) and a very light weight of less than 176 lbs, making it easy to load into a van. Another advantage is its one-man operation: only one person is needed to load and unload the electric dolly for stairs from the truck.

Buddy Lift Plasmoid is an electric stair climber with a self-loading platform: by lifting the load, this innovative powered stair climbing hand truck can perform a full rotation in an area of only 80 cm2.


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The Plasmoid Buddy Lift combines the advantages of crawler electric stair climbers, i.e., increased load capacity while reducing operator workload, with the maneuverability typical of wheeled electric stair climbers and the stability and safety that characterize electric tracked vehicles.

Ideal for transporting household appliances and furniture up and down stairs

These features and the fact that the new Buddy can carry up to 200 kg make it an ideal hand truck for transporting household appliances. Thanks to the electric lifting platform and the possibility of moving the load with both wheels and the crawler tracks, a single person can transport a washing machine up and down stairs without any physical effort.

Un solo operatore trasporta sulla scala una lavatrice con il carrello per scale elettrico Buddy Lift Plasmoid di Zonzini

The Buddy electric hand truck is also perfect for home delivery of all types of household appliances such as washing machines, refrigerators, ovens, televisions, air conditioners, dryers.

A versatile powered hand truck, essential for any moving company 

Moving is no walk in the park. One of the reasons why moving is so stressful is the fact that moving often involves stairs. In addition, the goods to be moved fall into several categories, the most important of which are:

  • Furniture
  • Packages of various sizes
  • Household appliances

Since moving almost always involves moving furniture and packages up and down stairs, the ideal moving dolly must be a motorized stair climber dolly capable of moving goods of varying weights, sizes and dimensions.

The Buddy Lift Plasmoid stair dolly is a versatile moving dolly. 

It allows a single person to move packages, furniture, heavy loads and virtually any type of goods from the van to the home.

Un operatore effettua il carico della merce sul carrello per scale direttamente dal furgone

The version of the electric dolly for stairs with a load capacity of up to 150 kg has a travel speed of 47 steps per minute, which is much faster than manual stair transport by two employees of a moving company. 

The battery lasts for about 400 steps, but thanks to the additional battery, an accessory that you can purchase separately in our store, it is possible to double this.

This electric stair climber is characterized by its maneuverability and can be used to transport all kinds of loads. Thanks to the proportional joystick, driving this stair climber is very easy. 

The dolly for stairs Buddy Lift Plasmoid is available in two versions:

  • With a load capacity up to 330 lbs
  • With a load capacity of up to 440 lbs

The new Plasmoid technology makes the Buddy Lift the ideal moving cart for all logistics companies, because thanks to the connection with the cloud you can monitor in real time the status of the stair climber and its activities during the working day. 

For those who need to transport heavier loads, we recommend the Domino Plasmoid Stabilized or the Skipper Plasmoid, available in three versions with load capacities of 352 lbs, 660 lbs  and 880 lbs, respectively. 

Learn more by watching the video testimonials from our customers:

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