WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN STAIR CLIMBERS WITH CRAWLER TRACKS OR WITH WHEELS?
There is a remarkable difference, since these are two completely different operating principles. Systems with wheels, also called “step by step”, require the operator to keep balancing the load at every step: this necessarily implies that the operator has to bear part of the weight.
Thanks to stair climbers with crawler tracks such as Domino and Skipper, instead, the operator no longer has to bear the weight of the load during transport on stairs.
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN DOMINO AND SKIPPER?
Domino is the most recent innovation, launched in 2014 after three years of investing in research and development, and it is the evolution of Skipper. Domino features more advanced technology and is very easy to use for any operator. Here is a summary of the main differences:
Available capacities: 400 kg – 300 kg – 160 kg
TURNING ON THE LANDING: thanks to Domino’s operating principle, the load is already ready for turning on the landing, therefore the operator is extremely facilitated in this operation. On the landing, the operator, using the joystick, can move the load forwards or backwards, left or right. This can be done since the crawler tracks are independent from one another.
Available capacities: 350kg – 300 kg – 250kg
TURNING ON THE LANDING: on the whole flight of stairs, the load is transported “laid down”, therefore, as soon as the operator is on the landing, the load will have to be positioned vertically. When on the landing, the operator manually moves the load to the right and left using the wheels that are positioned beneath the crawler tracks. The crawler tracks are unidirectional and move forwards and backwards.
DO I NEED TO KEEP THE LOAD BALANCED?
No! If you choose the Domino or Skipper there is no need to keep the load balanced, since, thanks to the crawler tracks, the weight is on the stairs.
If you choose Buddy or Buddy Lift, as in the case of all stair climbers with “step by step” technology, you will have to keep the load balanced on the stairs. This is the reason why our company, as a manufacturer, has chosen to produce these stair climbers with a maximum capacity of 160 kg.
CAN I ALSO TRANSPORT GOODS ON A PALLET?
Of course! With all our stair climbers, you can also transport goods on pallets. Among other things, we produce customised bases to meet all requirements.