Possible applications for a car dolly
Wheel dollies are used to move cars. They can be used in a wide range of situations. Car dealers use them to optimally position their cars in the showroom. Classic car enthusiasts use them to carefully and precisely park their valuable cars in the garage. Towing services and the fire brigade use wheel dollies to move vehicles on the road. Despite the high maximum load capacity, the wheel dolly itself is low weight. This makes it easy to transport and use.
Car dollies for showrooms
In a car showroom, vehicles need to be optimally presented – including being perfectly positioned for display. This is where our car dollies come in. By using a wheel dolly on each tyre, cars can be precisely positioned without leaving unsightly tyre marks on the mostly tiled showroom floors. In contrast, tyre marks are a common occurrence when vehicles are driven into showrooms and steered into position. We also supply a dolly for cars with low ground clearance, such as low-profile sports cars. This enables the wheel dolly to be moved into position under the vehicle body with ease. Wheel dollies are also often used in car dealership workshops when carrying out bodywork or paint work.
Dolly for cars: towing services and the fire brigade
Our car dollies are frequently used by towing services. The day-to-day tasks of towing services include removing vehicles that have been parked illegally in strict no-parking zones, such as on fire service access roads. With a car dolly on all four vehicle wheels, the car can be moved into the correct position for loading onto a tow truck. If the wheels are blocked (e.g. if the handbrake is on), the car dollies stay on the wheels of the vehicle during loading. In this instance, the castors are used to manoeuvre the car instead of the car tyres.
Fire brigades are not primarily focused on removing parked vehicles, their main concern is removing obstructive vehicles that are blocking an emergency route. In this case, the wheel dolly is used in exactly the same way just with a different aim. Illegally parked vehicles are moved with the wheel dollies to give the fire service unobstructed access to the scene of an accident or fire.
How does a self-lifting wheel dolly work?
Wheel dollies and trolley jacks from ProLux are used to move cars with a faulty engine or blocked wheels. To raise the car tyres, our professional wheel dollies have a mechanical or hydraulic lifting system. Whether you opt for a mechanical or hydraulic wheel dolly, they both come equipped with adjustable rollers to safely accommodate a wide range of tyre widths. Once the rollers are touching the tyre, the rollers are brought together by mechanically or hydraulically moving the foot pedal on the wheel dolly. This raises the vehicle's tyre. This is how the well-known wheel dolly of the brand GoJak works, for example. As soon as the car tyre is no longer in contact with the ground, the car dolly takes over the task of manoeuvring the tyre. After the vehicle is manoeuvred into position, the car is simply lowered back down to the ground using the reverse lifting function. The wheel dolly can then be easily removed.
How wheel skates work
Our wheel skates can move vehicles in the same way as car dollies, however, there is no lifting function. This means that the vehicle must be raised with a trolley jack or a different type of jack. This is the only way to position the wheel skate under the vehicle’s tyre. After the car has been lowered, only the car wheel skate moves the vehicle tyre. These car skates also have four castors which can rotate 360 degrees.
Buy wheel dollies and wheel skates at great prices from the ProLux online shop
We offer a professional range of top-quality wheel dollies and wheel skates at great prices. Our robust car dollies are low weight and have load capacities of up to 715 kg. They are versatile and quick to use in the field. Of course, here at ProLux, you can also find many other towing aids, such as tow dollies, wheel skates, tow bars, tow ropes and lots more – and all at great value for money.