50 DuraLight SafeCart
Our 50 DuraLight SafeCarts help you keep your collections and staff save thanks to the raw aluminum construction which has been shown to shed disease faster than other comparable materials. In addition, each book cart comes with a hinged lid to protect your staff while transporting contaminated materials as well as protect your books and media during quarantine. Our 50 SafeCarts are designed to work with 50 and 70 model book returns and can hold up to 380 standard size books (6 x 9”) or 950 jeweled media cases.
Unfinished aluminum kills the virus faster
Studies published by prominent medical journals, such as the Journal of Hospital Infections, show that COVID-19 dies up to 15 times faster on aluminum than on stainless steel surfaces. That is 2 to 8 hours for aluminum compared to 3 to 5 days for steel. Our SafeCarts are made from unfinished aluminum to take advantage of the shorter persistence periods on aluminum surfaces.
Built in containment lid
Keep your collections safely contained during transport and protected during quarantine with the attached hinged metal lid. Simply pull the SafeCart out of your book return, flip the lid closed, and take it to the designated quarantine place. No extra work needed.
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.
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 the damage done to 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 tray 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.
|Max Capacity||11.9 cubic feet|
|Item Capacity||380 Books / 950 Media|
|Max Load||400 lbs (181 kg)|
|Dimensions||25 7⁄8”W x 27 1⁄8”D x 38 3⁄8”H|
|Installation Instructions||View Installation Instructions|