Wasp Inc.

WASP To Introduce New Standard Dolly At AviationPros LIVE

WASP Inc., the world’s largest manufacturer of non-powered ground support equipment (GSE), has introduced its highly versatile New Standard Dolly for ground support operations. Due to the many types and combinations of containers and pallets it can handle, one New Standard Dolly can replace multiple dollies with various capacities. The result is greater efficiency for fleets.  WASP is featuring the New Standard Dolly along with its full line of GSE during the 7th Asian Ground Handling International Conference in Bangkok March 18-21, Aviation Pros Live in Las Vegas March 25-26, the GSE Buyers & Ramp Ops Conference in Dublin April 14-16, and The Airport Show in Dubai, May 11-13.

The New Standard Dolly has a 15,000-pound (6,804-kilogramg) capacity and the versatility to carry LD-2, LD-3, LD-4 and LD-11 containers, as well as two LD-2 or LD-3 containers at a time. It also takes half pallets, 88-by-125-inch (224-by-318-centimeter) pallets and 96-by-125-inch (244-by-318-centimeter) pallets. LD stops and vertical restraints throughout the unit firmly lock containers in place.

“With the New Standard Dolly, customers get the high quality WASP is known for at a value price,” WASP President and CEO Dane Anderson said. “Its versatility adds even more value by maximizing equipment utilization and worker efficiency.”

WASP optimized the industrial design of the New Standard Dolly for its manufacturing process so it can build the equipment with more stock steel sizes and components and reduce labor costs. Because of that, the company can manufacture and hold units in inventory for quick fulfillment.

Like all of its equipment, WASP builds the New Standard Dolly with premium components, specialized manufacturing equipment and welds by certified welders. The company also conducts rigorous quality testing, such as washboard-track testing, to ensure durability, long life, and the lowest total cost of ownership in the GSE industry. In addition, WASP designed the New Standard Dolly with numerous features that further enhance reliability and safety.

The unit’s heavy-duty steel frame, Grade 5 zinc hardware and 69 high-load-capacity casters minimize in-the-field failures. Drain holes in the steel decking on either side of every caster allow water to travel through rather than collecting and tarnishing or freezing and obstructing the casters. The formed decking is boxed to make the unit as strong as possible.

Tineways between the casters allow forklift operators to place containers and pallets on the dolly and remove them. If needed, the tineways double as a non-slip walkway so operators can safely walk on the dolly to push containers. 

WASP’s integrated towbar is spring loaded to prevent it from hitting the ground when dropped. Dual springs provide stronger holdup to prevent injury and extend the life of the towbar. To prevent damage to the tie rod, WASP lines it with a protection tube that is less expensive to replace than the part itself. The rollers have Zinc Flo-Coat® tubing to prevent rusting and rugged, high-capacity, sealed ball bearings. Roller guards protect the rollers on the perimeter of the dolly. The unit also is equipped with towbar-actuated rear brakes.

The dolly features radial-cut corners that reduce the potential for damage when the dolly strikes other dollies, trailers or equipment. WASP stamps indents into the channel for recessed placement of reflectors to prevent damage upon contact with another object. U.S. military-grade powder-coated finishes keep the New Standard Dolly looking new. Custom colors are available. Optional hot-dip galvanizing can further protect the dolly.

The New Standard Dolly can be stacked five high to save space on trucks or in overseas containers during shipping and reduce shipping costs. The bottom dolly retains its functionality, so the stacked dollies have roll-on/roll-off capabilities for transport without crating. An extension pipe fits through the shipping brackets on each corner of the dolly to take weight off of the deck and tires during transport.

WASP is a 100 percent employee-owned, engineering-driven organization that designs and manufactures standard and customized non-powered GSE with the lowest total cost of ownership for customers around the world. The company’s employee owners are a driving force behind the quality of its products, dedication to safety and commitment to creating reliable solutions. Its custom industrial design processes, ISO-controlled lean manufacturing practices and premier components ensure WASP equipment is easy to maintain and lasts for years. In addition, as the world’s largest manufacturer of non-powered GSE, WASP has the capacity to meet customers’ unique needs quickly and completely. For more information: 20631 State Highway 55, Glenwood, MN 56334, 320-634-5885, gse@waspinc.com, www.waspinc.com