Why You Should Re-Consider Buying that Cheap Bunnings Plant Trolley!

Why you might need a Heavy Duty Trolley

A heavy-duty trolley is crucial for a Mr. Stacky system for several key reasons. Firstly, it offers robust weight support, ensuring stability and safety for the system, especially when loaded with soil, plants, and water. Secondly, it enhances mobility, making it easy to move the system to optimize sunlight or protect plants from adverse weather conditions. Thirdly, these trolleys are built to withstand outdoor elements like rain, wind, and sunlight, ensuring long-term durability. Lastly, the trolley’s convenience factor allows you to raise the Mr. Stacky system to a comfortable working height, reducing the need for bending or stooping during gardening tasks. In essence, a heavy-duty trolley is an indispensable accessory, providing the essential support, mobility, durability, and convenience needed for efficient gardening with vertical stacking pots.

Is it a requirement to have one?

While not absolutely necessary, a heavy-duty trolley can be highly advantageous for a Mr. Stacky system, depending on your specific requirements. It can provide crucial benefits, such as supporting the weight of the system, enhancing mobility, and ensuring durability in various weather conditions. Additionally, a trolley can raise the Mr. Stacky system to a more accessible height, making it easier to care for your plants. Therefore, while it’s not an absolute requirement, a heavy-duty trolley can significantly improve the functionality, convenience, and longevity of your Mr. Stacky system, depending on your gardening needs and circumstances.

Why shouldn't I just buy a Trolley from bunnings?

A heavy-duty trolley surpasses a standard Bunnings trolley in its suitability for a Mr. Stacky system for several compelling reasons:

  1. Weight Handling: Mr. Stacky systems can become notably heavy when filled with soil, plants, and water. A heavy-duty trolley is explicitly designed to support substantial weight, guaranteeing that it can withstand the system’s load without risking deformation or breakage. In contrast, a typical Bunnings trolley may lack the necessary weight capacity, potentially leading to structural issues under the load.

  2. Longevity: Heavy-duty trolleys are constructed with robust materials engineered to endure outdoor elements, including exposure to rain and sunlight. They are less prone to rusting or degradation over time, ensuring an extended lifespan for both the trolley and the Mr. Stacky system. Bunnings trolleys, being primarily intended for general use, may not provide the same level of durability, especially when subjected to the demands of heavy gardening.

  3. Steadiness and Safety: Heavy-duty trolleys offer enhanced stability, a critical factor when maneuvering a Mr. Stacky system. Equipped with sturdy wheels and frames tailored to support the system’s weight, they reduce the risk of accidents or damage during transportation. In contrast, Bunnings trolleys, designed for more generic applications, may lack the stability required for the safe movement of a weighty Mr. Stacky system.

  4. Convenience: Heavy-duty trolleys often feature adjustable heights, enabling you to elevate the Mr. Stacky system to a comfortable working level. This added convenience minimizes the need for bending or stooping during gardening tasks, contributing to a more comfortable and enjoyable gardening experience. Bunnings trolleys typically do not offer this level of customization.

In summary, a heavy-duty trolley stands as a significantly superior choice for a Mr. Stacky system due to its superior weight handling capabilities, enhanced durability, stability, and convenience, when compared to a standard Bunnings trolley. It ensures the secure and efficient transportation and maintenance of your vertical gardening system.

What size should I get?

Ensuring the weight distribution of the pot directly aligns with each wheel’s position is vital. If you have a pot with a curved bottom that rests in the center of the trolley, it might lead to undesirable sagging or bending in the middle of the trolley. Therefore, it’s crucial to measure the base of your planter first and account for its curvature when placing it on the trolley.

The trolleys are available in four standard sizes:

31cm

  • Product Details

  • Weight: 4 kg
  • Dimensions: 31cm width x 31cm length x 10cm height
  • Rated to 140KG
  • Heavy duty double ball bearing 40mm lockable wheels
  • Low profile industrial strength casters
  • 4 pronged 3mm galvanized steel plate

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36cm

  • Product Details

  • Weight: 5 kg
  • Dimensions: 36cm width x 36cm length x 10cm height
  • Rated to 140KG
  • Heavy duty double ball bearing 40mm lockable wheels
  • Low profile industrial strength casters
  • 4 pronged 3mm galvanized steel plate

Heavy-Duty Plant Stand On Wheels | Heavy-Duty Plant Trolley (mrstacky.com.au)

47cm

  • Product Details

  • Weight: 5 kg
  • Dimensions: 47cm width x 47cm length x 10cm height
  • Rated to 140KG
  • Heavy duty double ball bearing 40mm lockable wheels
  • Low profile industrial strength casters
  • 4 pronged 3mm galvanized steel plate

    Designed to fit Mr Stacky Smart Farm Tower Garden

Heavy-Duty Plant Stand On Wheels | Heavy-Duty Plant Trolley (mrstacky.com.au)

62cm

What’s Included

  • Extra heavy duty steel 5 wheel trolley for extra large pots and/or wine barrels

    Product Details

  • Weight: 13 kg
  • Dimensions: 62cm width x 62cm length x 15cm height
  • Rated to 200KG+
  • Heavy duty double ball bearing 50mm lockable wheels
  • Low profile industrial strength
  • 5 wheels means anti-tip stability (very stable fulcrum)
  • 5 pronged 3mm galvanized steel plate
  • Designed for wine barrels and/or very heavy/large pots

Heavy-Duty Plant Stand On Wheels | Heavy-Duty Plant Trolley (mrstacky.com.au)

These Mobile Plant Dollies stand out as the finest option available in the market! Say goodbye to those flimsy plastic wheel trolleys that simply don’t get the job done. In the long run, choosing anything less will only cost you more. These trolleys are expertly crafted to accommodate hefty pots weighing up to 180kg.

Precision-cut from durable bluescope galvanized steel and equipped with top-notch double ball bearing wheels, these dollies are exceptionally sturdy, resistant to rust, and built to last. The heavy-duty, low-profile casters offer industrial-grade strength while remaining inconspicuous beneath your pots. Crafted right here in Australia, you’ll be thoroughly impressed with the exceptional build quality.

Key Features:

  1. Robust double ball bearing galvanized iron castors that glide smoothly even on uneven surfaces such as brick and tiles.
  2. Each trolley features a locking wheel for added stability.
  3. The wheel coating is constructed from industrial-grade PVC resin, ensuring long-lasting durability without leaving marks on your floors.
  4. Heavy-duty design capable of supporting weights ranging from 140kg to 180kg and more!
  5. Crafted from high-quality 3mm thick galvanized steel for excellent rust resistance.
  6. Stainless steel bolts ensure protection against rust.
  7. Built-in turned-up side panels provide stable pot support without tipping over.
  8. Tow points at each corner make it easy to attach a tow pole without the need to bend over during operation.
  9. Backed by a money-back guarantee for your peace of mind.

Choose these Mobile Plant Dollies, and you’ll experience unmatched quality and performance for your gardening needs. Don’t settle for less when it comes to moving your heavy pots!

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How long should they last?

These trolleys are engineered to endure outdoor conditions for several years without deteriorating. Nevertheless, if you reside near the coastline, the salt exposure can accelerate erosion and rusting. In the event of rusting, it typically impacts only the inner part of the wheel, as all other components of the trolley are rust-resistant. Replacing the trolley wheels is a straightforward process, with each wheel costing approximately $10. Feel free to reach out to us whenever necessary for wheel replacements.

Watch this video for a more in depth view on why you might need a plant trolley. 

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Mr Stacky is the leader in Tower Garden Systems in Australia, specializing in commercial hydroponic farming, urban farming & residential vertical gardening.

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