Brick - Block Carts & Masonry Equipment. Brick and block carts are engineered to help masons working in residential construction move brick and block into areas where forklift access is either limited or impractical. We see the greatest use of these carts in single story construction projects where forklifts are simply too expensive to purchase or lease, and where the work area itself is considerably smaller than that around larger homes. Brick and block carts are remarkably efficient tools for this task, and they are affordable for even the smallest of family owned construction companies to invest in.
The brick and block cart is much safer and more ergonomic to use than a typical brick barrow. It allows you to move materials much more quickly. The reason for this is very simple. Bricks and blocks are almost pre-stacked and banded prior to shipping and delivery. In order to transport them in a barrow, you have to cut the bands, stack the bricks in the barrow, and then hand stack them again after you have unloaded them. This is a waste of time and money that slows down projection completion.
Brick and block carts, on the other hand, enable you to move entire stacks of banded brick and blocks without having to cut the bands. All you have to do is run the forks into the bricks (or blocks) and tilt the unit back. This allows you to pick up as many as two bands of brick at a time and comfortably transport them to the work area. It is not necessary to hand stack or unstuck the bricks, so an enormous amount of time can be saved. Furthermore, it is much easier on your back because you do not have to stoop down to load and unload bricks like you do when using a barrow.
Most masons simply wheel the brick and block cart to the work area and stand it up in a vertical position with the bricks still held in place by the forks. They then cut the bands at the top and use from the stack however many bricks they needs. For scaffold work, brick and block carts can be placed right under the scaffold, and bricks can hand stacked on the scaffold as needed.
Easy Rack sells brick and block carts in two different model: the Rough Terrain Brick Cart and the Deluxe Rough Terrain Block/Brick cart. Both feature 8” forks and a heavy duty 1” axle. Each measures 29” in width and rolls easily over any terrain on 4 ply high-float tires. The Rough Terrain model can handle a tilt capacity of 600 pounds, and the Double Back Plate model features an additional pair of 15” forks specifically designed to handle any block package.
Using a convenient, ergonomic tool such as the Easy Rack brick and block cart facilitates quick mobility, safe labor, and project completion by deadline. In fact, many companies who invest in brick and block carts, as well as other space saving and ergonomic tools, can actually lower their equipment costs sufficiently and win more bids by passing their material handling savings on to the general contractor.
Easy Rack carries a wide variety of commercial shelving, material handling equipment, new and used gondola shelving, used pallet racks, and modular prefab buildings installed nationwide. If you can not find what you are looking for call us toll free at 1-888-776-3720 and we will find it for you. Our home office is located in Houston, Texas with warehouses located throughout the United States that enable us to service all 50 states including Washington DC, Nashville-Davidson, Tennessee, Las Vegas, Nevada. Portland, Oregon, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Tucson, Arizona, Long Beach, California, Atlanta, Georgia, Fresno, California, Sacramento, CA, Corpus Christi, TX, Plano, Texas, Garland, TX, Laredo, Texas, Lubbock, TX, Jersey City, NJ Newark, New Jersey.