The New Stair Trolley: Electric and Hybrid

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

Advantages and disadvantages of tracked electric stair climbers

Tracked stair climbers offer two major advantages over stair climber trolleys:

  • They are more stable and safer
  • They usually have a higher load capacity

Tracked electric stair climbers are very stable because the weight of the load is distributed over the entire length of the tracks and not centred 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 electric stair climbers are usually fitted 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 items and materials on stairs. 

Their limitation is that they are usually bulkier, heavier and less manoeuvrable than two, three or four wheel motorised stair climbing trolleys.

Advantages and disadvantages of stair climbing trolleys

The advantages of stair climbing trolleys are their manoeuvrability and light weight. They are usually better for manoeuvring on stair landings, for example when a 360-degree turn is required. Wheeled powered stair climbers are lighter than crawler stair climbers and take up less space when transported, especially folding stair climbers.

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

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

Wheels + tracks: the advantages of the hybrid stair trolley Buddy Lift Plasmoid

The new Buddy Lift Plasmoid motorised stair climbing trolley is fitted with both tracks and wheels. 

At the touch of a button, the tracks are activated and the load is transferred to the side wheels. 

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

Tracks are used for transport on stairs as they provide greater stability during ascent and descent, especially on uneven stairs.

The wheels are better for manoeuvring on level ground and turning in confined 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 trolley for stairs from the truck.

Buddy Lift Plasmoid is a stair climbing sack truck with a self-loading platform: by lifting the load, this innovative powered stair climber can perform a full rotation in an area of only 12.4  in² .

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The Plasmoid Buddy Lift combines the advantages of tracked electric stair climbers, i.e. increased load capacity and reduced operator fatigue, with the manoeuvrability of wheeled electric stair climbers and the stability and safety of electric tracked vehicles.

Ideal for moving household appliances and furniture up and down stairs

These features and the fact that the new Buddy can carry loads of up to 200 kg make it the ideal hand truck for transporting household appliances. Thanks to the electric lift and the ability to move the load with both wheels and crawlers, a single person can move 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 stair climbing hand truck  is also perfect for home delivery of all types of household appliances such as washing machines, fridges, ovens, televisions, air conditioners and tumble dryers.

A versatile powered stair climber, essential for any moving company 

Moving house is no picnic. One of the reasons why moving is so stressful is the fact that it 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 trolley must be a motorised stair climber that can move goods of varying weights, sizes and dimensions.

The Buddy Lift Plasmoid stair climbing sack truck is a versatile moving trolley. 

It allows a single person to move parcels, 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 stair climber for stairs with a load capacity of up to 150 kg has a travel speed of 47 steps per minute and is thus much faster than manual stair transport by two employees of a removal company. 

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

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

The Buddy Lift Plasmoid stair climber trolley is available in two versions:

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

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

For those who need to transport heavier loads, we recommend the stair climber sack truck  Domino Plasmoid Stabilised or the Skipper Plasmoid powered stair climber, 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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