Truck locks are an easy way to retrofit brakes to an existing trolley or mobile platform or as an alternative to braked castors. The truck locks have a foot operated pad that lowers a pad normally with a rubber surface down to the floor raising the wheels slightly above the ground and providing a friction brake. Also called "trolley brakes".
The truck locks act as a brake as the platform or trolley is no longer able to move once the truck lock is engaged. The truck lock can easily be disengaged making it an ideal tool to keep a trolley stable for example when loading or offloading.
Truck / Trolley Locks Description
A step down foot-operated pedal moves a skid-resistant rubber pad into friction contact with the floor surface. This is done with a spring-loaded over-cam mechanism that does not lift the load and keeps the operating force low. It also means the load rating of the trolley is not relevant to the truck lock. A second step down pedal raises the footpad. The limited number of parts means there is less to maintain or go wrong.
Where a trolley has four swivel castors, two truck locks are required – one to be fitted at each end, either on the same side or diagonally opposite. Only one truck lock is required at the swivel end of a trolley that has two swivel and two fixed castors.
As well as the range of truck locks above we also have the following models that are generally held in larger stocks. Please note that the brackets are slightly different.
Quick Differences between the two models of Truck Locks from Merlin
|CDFLN-4||151||125||120 X 120|
|CDFLN-5||180||154||120 X 120|
|CDFLN-6||210||170||120 X 120|
|CDFLN-8||255||215||120 X 120|
|BZTL1||168||136||152 x 114|
|BZTL2||195||155||152 x 114|
|BZTL3||245||205||152 x 114|
|BZTL4||205||170||152 x 114|
|BZTL5||151||125||120 x 120|
|BZTL6||210||170||120 x 120|
Side mounted Truck locks.
We now have a new range of Parking and Lifting Brakes
The main jack body is supplied un-plated for welding directly to your units before painting.
Depending on the model, they are available with a side-winding or top winding handle and either round or square base plates with a maximum stroke of 450mm.
Ask for more details. (Image on the left)
Lifting Jacks are another new range of high quality lifting Jacks and are designed to hold and lift loads up to 4000kg
The main jack body is supplied zinc plated and comes complete with a un-plated inner fixing tube for welding directly to your unit.
They are available with a side-winding handle and either round or square base plates with a maximum lift of 375mm.
Ask for more details. (Image on the right)