High-capacity mother carts deliver machined parts

June 12, 2014

Kinetic Technologies Inc. has introduced a new gantry-style mother cart that moves three daughter basket carts totaling up to 3,000 lbs. The daughter carts are rolled onto a gas spring-controlled drop ramp from either side of the mother.

Mother carts feature reverse coupled caster steering for tight tracking and reduced drift in corners, less than 1-in. ground clearance, and built-in guide rail bars for daughter carts. Three mother carts per train may be used, depending on tug capacity and aisle clearances.

Standard features include clevis and pin hitch; a spring-loaded, self-stowing tow bar; and 6- and 8-in. debris-shedding, low-noise wheels.