Bi-Directional Daughter Carts

December 2, 2020
Posted in Designs
December 2, 2020 Dave Erickson

Jtec Industries Bi-Directional Daughter Carts

If you find yourself with the dilemma of reduced aisle space and see the difficulty in maneuvering a standard center steer or rear steer cart in a given area, fear not!  Jtec’s bi-directional daughter carts were designed for this situation.  Whether you need a bi-directional daughter cart or a tongue and hitch cart, we have the solution. The secret sauce is in the design of the linkages under the cart.  Three swivel casters and one rigid caster that is connected to those linkages allow it to be manually turned with a hand lever.  This lever-action turns the rigid caster in the direction you want to push or tug the cart.  With a turn of the lever, you can change the direction of the cart on a dime!  What’s more, you still have complete steerability as you push the cart to its desired location.  Without this bi-directional capability, you would need added aisle or floor space to maneuver the cart. With a tongue and hitch mechanical bi-directional daughter cart, you are able to disengage the cart from the train, turn the lever so the rigid caster is oriented so the cart can be immediately pushed in a perpendicular direction from the cart train straight to the work cell.


Similarly, the mechanical bi-directional daughter cart has the same capability as a simple turn of the lever.  Once the daughter cart is disengaged from the mother cart, you choose the direction of travel instantly.  Anywhere in the plant where there is not sufficient space to maneuver a standard rear steer or center steer cart is an open game for the bi-directional capabilities Jtec Industries offers. The Jtec Industries mechanical bi-directional daughter cart can be about any size desired.  This is a custom-designed cart that would be designed to meet your particular specifications! To see more information about our Daughter Carts, check us out here.  

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