What can you fit iTip to?
iTip handles are health and safety ‘must have’s’ for construction, landscaping, haulage and logistics, hospitals, roads and highways and industries where manual controlled movement of devices are required. This might be for wheelbarrows, sack trucks, cement mixers or wheelchairs.
iTip Handles are being applied in innovative situations to protect users, including the armed forces on stretchers and retailers on stock cage trolleys.
What type of wheelbarrow?
It does not matter if you love your existing wheelbarrow. Because of the universal nature of the iTip® it will work with nearly any type of wheelbarrow from 22mm through to 34.5mm! The handles come with a spacing kit to make sure it is a snug attachment to your favourite. Equally fixing to any modern wheelbarrow should be straight forward.
Fitting iTip handles
It is really easy to change your existing wheelbarrow . Firstly remove the existing plastic handle using a craft knife or just slide it off. Depending on the width of your wheelbarrow arms slide the provided spacers on before the handles so they fitted well. Then take the ITip® and slide the handles sleeve over the wheelbarrow arm. Then using an electronic screwdriver tighten the self-drilling screws...but not too much! Repeat the process with the other handle and you are ready for action. Its good practice to check the grip of the new handles periodically.
How strong are they?
Manufacturers in the UK advise that their commercial trade wheelbarrows are load tested and certified up to 150KG. iTip Handles have been designed and tested to function well above this weight whilst providing better manoeuvrability and safety. The full report from independent test specialists Materials Technology is available on request. To protect your employees from operating outside of health and safety limits iTip Handles are designed to fail safe. iTip Handles do not need CE markings. Full details are given in the document that can be viewed HERE.
The smooth feel of the rotation is constant over many hours of use thanks to the self lubricating materials used in the iTip Handles. As they are used in naturally dirty, and dusty environments grit envitably is a factor. We recommend regular jet washing out the handles alongside the rest of your equipment. If there is some feedback when using the handle give them a good squirt of a lubricant such as WD40 and that great feel will return after a couple of revolutions.