40 DuraLight QuietDrop Under Counter
Is your book drop in a common location like your circulation or reference desks? Is it noisy and distracting? Reduce the noise and distraction with a QuietDrop cart. These carts are lined with an industrial-grade felt padding on all four walls of the cart to cushion and quiet the fall of materials. This lining sits snugly against the float tray to ensure that no small materials such as disks fall between the float tray and the side of the cart. It also serves as an excellent insulator to help regulate the temperature of the cart and preserve book binding.
The 40 QuietDrop is one of our Under Counter carts standing under 32” making it perfect for older 40 outdoor book drops, under desks, and to fit under your ThruWall units lower to the ground. This cart can hold up to 270 standard size (6 x 9”) books or 650 jeweled media cases.
Cushions falls and dampens noise
QuietDrop carts have additional thick, industrial-grade felt padding that lines the sides of the cart to help cushion materials and quiet falls in addition to insulating books in extreme temperatures. Great for public areas, electronic media, and outdoor units in freezing temperatures.
Light-weight, rust-free Aluminum
All of our carts are made of aluminum alloy that will never rust and is over 60% lighter than comparable steel or wood carts. We believe you should only have to worry about the weight of the contents not the cart itself. Aluminum is also more resistant to dents and dings so your carts won’t look beat up when you bump into something on accident.
Textured for a clean appearance
Our carts are covered in a glossy, textured, black powder coat finish that is over 2 mils thick. This coating resists scratches and hides fingerprints to keep your cart looking shiny and new.
Ergonomic loading and cushioning
Every cart includes a self-leveling float tray that lowers as materials are added and raises as they are removed. This keeps the tray at the optimal height for collecting returns to reduce damage of your collections. Each float tray also has a thick felt pad at the bottom to cushion the fall of the first materials that are deposited. This felt pad is also water resistant so you don’t need to worry about it retaining water and molding if you do ever happen to get liquids in your cart.
Stays in place with no extra noise
We’ve added thick PVC pipe guide rods to keep your float try from bending and warping from uneven distribution of materials. The tray stays perfectly in position from the time the first deposit is made to the time the last one is removed. You never have to worry about the tray bending enough to let materials slip through the sides. The guide rods have dampeners at either end to ensure a tight fit and eliminate rattling from so the overall noise of the cart is reduced.
Push like a shopping cart
Our handles are wide, straight, and fixed at a comfortable height to make it easy to push and steer your cart back to check-in. Another advantage of having a fixed handle? It doesn’t bang against the side of the cart whenever something is deposited like a long u-shaped handle does.
Quality, easy to push casters
All four casters are plate mounted, non-marring, and are made of materials that resist abrasive surfaces such as asphalt and concrete. The two casters on the side with the handle are ball bearing swivel casters which make it easy to maneuver. These casters can also be locked into place to keep the cart firmly in place. The other two casters are fixed in place. Our casters aren’t 3”, they start at 4” in diameter because we know that the larger the caster, the easier it is to push when there’s a full load.