Vinyl Basket Trucks With Extra-Soft Bumpers

Happy 70th Birthday to R&B Wire Products! This industry leader is celebrating seven consecutive decades of manufacturing excellence. PWS Laundry is proud of our longstanding relationship with R&B. This affiliation has contributed to our success as the largest specialized distributor of industrial carts.

One of our most popular R&B products is the vinyl basket truck with a permanent liner and an extra-soft, air-cushion bumper. This revolutionary top rim bumper is fully sewn onto the heavy-duty, flame-retardant vinyl and nylon laminate liner. Let’s take a closer look at two popular models chosen by facilities managers in multiple industries.

Vinyl Sided Basket Trucks: Built for Longevity and Productivity

R&B’s trucks are constructed with rugged yet lightweight zinc-plated tubular steel bases designed for long-lasting durability. These sturdy baskets with fully sewn on liners come in nine sizes, making it easy to choose the capacity most appropriate for your facility's volume.

The 6-bushel basket truck weighs only 27 pounds yet has a weight-bearing capacity of 250 pounds. Other sizes include:

  • 8 bushel: 300 lbs.
  • 10 bushel: 350 lbs.
  • 12 bushel: 400 lbs.
  • 14 bushel: 500 lbs.
  • 20 bushel: 600 lbs.

The largest truck in this line -- the 24 bushel with bumper -- can safely move up to 625 pounds of material and comes standard with R&B’s patented 5-inch Clean Wheel casters. The virtually maintenance-free wide wheel distributes the heavy load over the width of the wheel, allowing smooth rolling across floors, while the sealed bearings resist lint, hair, and thread pickup.

Customize Your Colors

Opaque vinyl liners shield the basket truck’s contents from view, preventing unsightly “airing of dirty laundry” in public places. A large selection of contemporary color choices ensures the perfect match for your facility’s design scheme.

Subtle shades including navy, gray, beige, and white are ideal for health care settings, while the yellow works great in industrial environments. Retreat centers, spas, and luxury resorts love the hot pink, punky purple, and electric blue. Jellybean green and sunset orange bring vibrancy to bistros and athletic clubs.

Protect Your Facility From Damage

A fully sewn, non-marking air-cushion bumper on the truck’s top is paired with rounded corners on the tough base to protect your property and equipment from costly repairs and wear and tear. This is especially important in the hospitality industry.

Luxury hotel and resort managers know that guests expect a well-maintained accommodation experience. If this is not delivered, word “travels” quickly. A survey examined the importance of online reviews to travelers looking to book a property. The study revealed that more than half of respondents won’t commitment until they read reviews, and 93 percent feel that a hotel stay is very important to the overall trip experience. When researching accommodations on TripAdvisor:

  • 80 percent of the survey’s respondents read at least 6 to 12 reviews before making a decision.
  • 73 percent look at traveller-submitted photos to help them make choices.
  • Recent reviews carry the most weight.

Daily mishaps with housekeeping laundry trucks banging into doorways, baseboards, and furniture are common. But if neglected over time, guests receive the impression that a property doesn’t care about the small things and won’t trust it with the “big things” -- their family’s well-being and vacation dollars. Air-cushion bumpers offer a simple and cost-effective solution.

Car wash industry professionals know that damage to customer vehicles is one of the top three most common insurance claims. Scott Brothers, president of the Insurancenter, America’s leading provider of insurance for the car wash industry, advises his clients to take preventive measures to reduce exposure everywhere a car comes in contact with a facility. Extra-soft bumpers on the towel carts reduce liability claims and preserve a positive public image that says you care about every “detail.”

Safeguard the Health of Your Staff and Customers

In addition to the flame-retardant safety feature of the permanent liner, we carry the full line of R&B basket trucks with antimicrobial liners: “The most sanitary solution on the market.” Available in gray, navy, red, or yellow, these liners prevent the spread of germs and other contaminants in health care, laboratory, hospitality, and food-handling environments.

Athletic facilities and health clubs are at increased risk for contamination from bacteria, viruses, and fungi. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that 80 percent of all infectious diseases are initiated through physical contact with other people or contaminated items. Sharing workout equipment, benches, showers, and towels makes skin infections in athletes extremely common.

IDEA Health & Fitness Association reports that many facilities now choose antimicrobial flooring materials like vinyl to protect athletes from Staphylococcus, E. coli, Candida, athlete’s foot, ringworm, human papillomavirus, and the methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus bacteria, or MRSA. Antimicrobial liners in laundry trucks provide yet another way to safeguard the health of customers.

Explore our full line of R&B’s vinyl basket trucks with extra-soft, protective bumpers.