Tank-treaded hand truck “Glydes” down stairs

The Glyde hand truck has a pair of treads built into the back, which help it ...

For companies delivering kegs and cases of beer to bars, the last leg of the trip, from truck to cellar, is often the most hazardous. Loading kegs onto hand trucks and thumping them down flights of stairs can lead to injury of the workers and damage to the hand truck, stairs and cargo. In response, an engineering team from MIT developed Glyde, a hand truck that scales stairs easily thanks to tank-like treads and a self-braking system.

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