Dingo gets friendly with Cheeta


Queensland-based mini-digger manufacturer Dingo Australia becomes distributor for Cheeta Australia’s new Cheeta powered hand truck/bag trolley

Dingo gets friendly with Cheeta
Dingo gets friendly with Cheeta

July 20, 2010

Queensland-based mini-digger manufacturer Dingo Australia has become the distributor for Cheeta Australia’s new Cheeta powered hand truck/bag trolley.

Invented and developed in Australia, the Cheeta has grown in reputation and popularity since its inception two years ago; it has experienced significant domestic success and is now in demand overseas.

The Cheeta is a universal lifting device designed as an alternative to a tailgate loader or, in some cases, a forklift.

It is operated by one person and is capable of lifting bulky loads, white goods or equipment onto trucks and up stairs, thus reducing unnecessary labour costs and on-the-job injuries.

The Cheeta features a heavy-duty powder-coated steel frame, heavy-duty pneumatic tyres, plug-in battery recharge, lifting chain encased in a chain guard and a unique flexible drive design that ensures it can lower or lift loads above as well as below the hand truck’s wheel level.

The Cheeta can lift any load up to 250kg including boxes, air-conditioners, arcade machines, bath tubs, vending machines, clothes driers, freezers, photocopier machines and transformers.

The product is the brainchild of Tony White of Cheeta International, who developed an early prototype of the machine six years ago for personal use in his warehouse business in Brisbane.

The prototype caught the attention of other warehouse operators and soon he had product orders. This early interest provided the motivation to develop the Cheeta concept further and take it to the marketplace.

"As a warehouse manager I recognised the need for a piece of equipment that didn’t involve a large investment and simply got the job done," he says.

"I developed the prototype for use in my warehouse and it reduced the need for a forklift and most importantly, staff heavy lifting.

"We have received a very positive response from the delivery industry since the Cheeta was made available. The Cheeta enables delivery companies to run with a sole delivery driver when previously there was a need for two."

Managing Director of Dingo Australia Gary Briggs is excited about the opportunities the Cheeta powered hand truck will provide for his company.

"The Cheeta hand truck distribution is the perfect fit for Dingo Australia as it is another materials handling device.

"Like the Dingo mini-digger, the Cheeta is a revolutionary labour-saving device that saves time and increases profitability.

"We are proud to be associated with this exciting new product and firmly believe the Cheeta will become a must have for all delivery and warehouse companies in the near future," he says.

 

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