(plug in) verse DC (battery operated)
general, ac motors are less expensive than dc
dollies are good for continuous use, speed, and
long distances, and if there is no ac power
available. Batteries typically last 18 to 24
months, if not kept charged.
Hitch balls can not be used on one, two, or three wheel dollies.
Hitch balls can be utilized on a four or six wheel dolly when on flat surfaces. Hitch balls will not
work on inclines. The dollies will either tip over
or transfer traction to the casters, causing a
loss of traction.
from Year 2004 (846 sold)
wheel dollies) lost traction on grass.
One 4 wheel dolly did not work on dirt on a 7 percent grade. 1 four wheel dolly and 1 six
wheel dolly did not work on gravel.
from Year 2005 (754 sold so far)
(six wheel dollies did not work on boats on a 12 percent
grade. 1 four wheel dolly did
not work on a 6 percent incline on dirt. 2 six wheel dollies did not work on trailers weighing
approximately 10,000 pounds on grass inclines.
wheel, 1/4 horse ac dollies are good for trailers up to 4,000 pounds on hard surfaces.
wheel, 1/4 horse ac dollies are good for 4,000 to 4,500 pound trailers on hard surfaces.
wheel, 1/2 horse ac dollies are good for trailers up to 6,500 pounds on hard surfaces. 4 wheel dollies are recommended on trailers over
6,500 pounds and up to 10,000.
dollies seem slow, if traveling over 50 feet. The DC5 through DC9 travel up to 60 feet per minute, depending upon
are brakes required?
you are on grades in excess of 4 percent (a 4 foot climb over 100 feet) Dollies should definitely not be used on grades exceeding 12 percent.
bigger the Dayton ac gearmotor, the more drag in the
gear box, hence greater stopping ability. The
dc gearmotors we use have almost no drag or inherent braking
capability. Without brakes, you'll need to place caulks.