Hand Truck Assembly Guide

US Cargo Control Hand Trucks:

Tools needed:

  • Two 13mm wrenches
  • One # 6 allen wrench
  • Two 10mm wrenches
  • Pliers

** Do not use power tools. Tighten all parts by hand.

FRAME & NOSEPLATE ASSEMBLY:

  1. Slide interior framing sections into the bottom of each side of the main frame , making sure the end with the holes is at the bottom.
  2. Slide noseplate into the bottom of the frame, lining up the indentations, and gently tapping into place.
  3. Attach axle plates to the main frame as shown, using included bolts and tightening with 13mm wrenches. Be sure the nose plate is facing away from the axle plates NOTE: Axle plates are marked with “L” for left and “R” for right, when the nose plate is facing forward.
  4. **If you have a model with an extension nose plate, place it flat against the main noseplate and attach using the same bolts.
  5. **If you have a model with stair climbers, you must attach the stair climbers before assembling the wheels.

OPTIONAL STAIR CLIMBER ASSEMBLY:

     For models with 8″ wheels:

  1. Place axle rod through the hole closest to the inside of the axle plates. Slide the rod through the first axle plate and then slide it through inside holes of the stair climbers and then through the other axle plate.
  2. Before assembling the wheels, keep the stair climbers moved to the middle of the axle rod and insert the spring pins through the axle rod (Fig 2). There are two holes in the axle rod at each end for the spring pins. You may need to loosen one of the axle plates to get the spring pin aligned with the hole on the axle rod. You can use a hammer to drive the spring pin through the axle.
  3. Attach tops of stair climber to the frame using bolt and washer (the sides with the red plastic insets on the stair climbers should be facing to the rear).

     For models with 10″ wheels:

  1. Place axle rod will go through the hole closest to the outside of the axle plate, then proceed to step 2 as shown above.

WHEEL ASSEMBLY:

     8″ wheel assembly (solid wheels):

  • Assemble the wheels (G) with a washer on the inside and outside of each wheel. The grease zerk on each wheel should be on the inside. Use a cotter pin to hold the wheel in place, which will go into each end of the axle rod; once it is through, bend each side using pliers.

     10″ wheels assembly (foam filled or pneumatic):

  • Assemble the wheels (G) with a washer on the inside and outside of each wheel. The valve stem on each wheel should be on the outside. Use a cotter pin to hold the wheel in place, which will go into each end of the axle rod; once it is through, bend each side using pliers.
  • If your model has pneumatic wheels, check air pressure and maintain at (30) PSI.)

HANDLE ASSEMBLY:

  • Insert the handle (H) and tighten down bolts on each side with a 10mm wrench and # 6 allen wrench.

Download our general hand truck assembly instructions (PDF).

US Cargo Control Goes Camping

The trees are turning green, mowers are humming… summer is almost here. And if you’re a camping enthusiast, that means it’s time to start getting your gear ready. To make things easier, we’ve put together a list of essentials you might not have considered, and you can find them all at uscargocontrol.com. Camping with US Cargo Control picture

1) Tie down straps
Although they’re just a few inches wide, tie down straps are big on versatility. By allowing you to secure gear outside your vehicle, you can free up extra space inside. Use these workhorses for securing tents, hiking gear, bikes, fishing tackle and other necessities to a rooftop rack, a back bike rack, the top of a camper, or inside a boat. Choose either a ratchet strap or cam buckle strap based on what you’re securing. A cam buckle pinches the webbing between the teeth and the buckle, but can only be as tight as your strength will allow; it’s great for securing more fragile items since you can’t over tighten it.  If you need something stronger, a ratchet is the way to go.  The webbing is secured around the ratchet mandrel and tightening is done with a ratcheting action using leverage to pull the strap very tight.

2) Tent stakes
If you have a camper, you may think you don’t need tent stakes, but these handy items can be a real life saver should rough weather move in. Pack a tarp and some metal tent stakes and you’ll have the perfect solution for keeping wood, chairs, etc., dry.

3) Moving blanket
If you’re sleeping in a tent but don’t have an air mattress or cot, a moving blanket makes a great layer for the hard ground.  Our Supreme moving blanket is heavy duty and thick, so laying one or two on the tent floor is an easy way to create some cushion. Even if you do use an air mattress or cot, consider adding a few of these blankets to your camping supplies…. you can’t exactly drape an air mattress or cot over you like you can a blanket when you’re sitting around the campfire! And they’re machine-washable so you can simply toss in the washing machine when you get home.

4) Bungee cords
Bungee cords are great for tying down things during transit, but don’t just toss them aside once you’ve set up camp:

  • Bundle firewood and kindling together so they’re easier to carry.
  • Wind up extra slack in hoses or cords to keep them neat and tidy and less prone to tripping over.
  • Use with tent stakes to hold tent flaps, awnings or camper doors open or closed.
  • Create a closthesline to hang wet clothing.
  • Secure tackle boxes and supplies in a boat or canoe.
  • Use it as a shoulder strap for carrying items during a hike.
  • Secure rolled up sleeping bags or moving blankets to save space.
  • Attach around coolers and boxes of food to the critters out.

Pick up these items and more at USCargoControl.com. Got a great camping or outdoor summer tip? Let us know!