Wesco 220617 Aluminum Lightweight Folding Truck Review

By | May 6, 2016

Wesco 220617 Aluminum Lightweight Folding Truck

The Wesco 220617 Superlite Folding Hand Truck is a great piece of equipment for you if you need a hand truck that you can use to haul things that weigh more than a hundred pounds but don’t have the budget for a heavy-lifter; like the Wesco Mega Mover Folding Handtruck 220650, for example.

This folding hand truck is built from strong, industry-grade materials that ensure its durability. Measuring 29.5 x 19 x 2 inches, it is one of the most compact hand trucks out there. It has some really cool features that make things easy and convenient for you. Read on to take a closer look at these features and the benefits you might gain from them.


  • Aluminum Frame
  • Rubber Wheels
  • Wide Base Plate
  • Lightweight body
  • Large Capacity

1. Great for light to moderate loads

The Wesco 220617 Superlite Folding Hand Truck can safely bear luggage, tools, or any other things you might want to haul as long as they do not exceed the hand truck’s capacity of 175 pounds. This is perfect for your typical, everyday hauling needs.

2. Ample room for your belongings

Its base plate measures 19 x 12 inches, enough space to place you luggage, boxes, and other stuff on without having them fall off.

3. Lightweight and compact

This hand truck weighs about 8 pounds so you can easily carry it around with no problem whatsoever. Its folding design allows it to save space and be unobtrusive; thus enabling you to store it without hassle. You’ll find that this hand truck keeps out of the way very well and you will hardly notice it until you need it again.

4. Well-made and designed to last for a long time

The Wesco 220617 Superlite Folding Hand Truck is made out of industry-grade aluminum that provides it with much-needed strength and durability without compromising its light weight. With it you will get a hand truck that’s easy to carry and move around but can carry loads much heavier than it is.

5. Made for safe and secure transport

You’ll get a single elasticized cord with a purchase of this folding hand truck. With this bungee cord you’ll be able to lash your luggage or other stuff securely to the hand truck’s frame- keeping them in good shape while you transport them.

6. Easy setup

It only takes a few seconds to get the Wesco 220617 Superlite Folding Hand Truck from its folded position to a working one. With just one press of a button the wheels lock into working position and the frame extends making it ready for use.

The Pros

  • Deploys quickly
  • Easy to fold and store
  • Light enough to carry around
  • Has a 175-pound capacity
  • Durable, sturdy, and dependable

The Cons

You’ll only get one free elastic cord to secure your belongings with, so you might want to get more if you plan to use this folding hand truck frequently with a lot of packages, luggage, etc.

Our Verdict

If you want another folding hand truck that is a priced a bit less, take a look at the Wesco Mini Mover Aluminum Folding Hand truck, which has a maximum capacity of 110 pounds. If you need something that can carry more than that, then the Wesco 220617 Superlite Folding Hand Truck is for you.

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