Three-Point vs. Four-Point GKS Dolly Systems

When it comes time to move a load from point A to Point B, experts agree that when in doubt, a three-point dolly system is the way to go. Three-point systems are perfectly designed to handle uneven grounds and multi-surface flooring. Having three points of contact with the load ensures safer movement over slippery surfaces and cracks, as it prevents the likelihood of rocking which could result in an unintended shift of the load. Think of a four-legged versus a three-legged stool. When you set a four-legged stool on uneven flooring, you will find that it is apt to rock from side to side. A three-legged stool however, is perfectly designed to accommodate an uneven distribution of weight.

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image-png-Jun-01-2021-09-00-24-63-PMStill finding yourself unsure of which dolly system to use? Consider taking the ITI Master Rigger Course where three and four-point dolly systems and their use case scenarios are covered in full. You will get an in-depth understanding of the theory in classroom sessions, as well as team-based, hands-on, problem-solving workshops. Click here to view upcoming Master Rigger courses. 

About GKS

Georg Kramp began GKS-PERFEKT in Stuttgart, Germany in 1967. GKS specializes in manufacturing rigging and millwrighting equipment that allows for the transport of heavy loads without a crane or forklift. Known as an innovator in material handling, Georg invented the toe jack with an adjustable level toe, and the rotating dolly (also known colloquially as a “crazy skate”).

GKS USA offices stock the German made hydraulic toe jacks, hydraulic pumps, and various types of industrial dollies from GKS in Springfield, OH with a lead time of next day.

GKS prides themselves in being a German company that has invested in the Americas to not only grow their business, but to help others grow, too, with moving solutions that increase productivity. Learn more at

About ITI

Industrial Training International (ITI) is a global leader in the design and delivery of learning solutions for organizations conducting crane, rigging, and load handling activities. Founded in 1986, the company originally specialized in instructor-led training, field services, and consulting. ITI has since grown to produce live online and on-demand courses through the ITI Learning Hub and has won numerous awards with groundbreaking virtual reality crane and equipment simulations. ITI serves thousands of customers spanning dozens of industry verticals via offices and training centers located in the USA, Canada, Brazil, and the United Kingdom 

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