Last winter I purchased (12) of these Akro-Mils hinged lid storage and transport totes, and they’re pretty awesome. They’re not as comfortable to haul around by hand as consumer storage totes, but they stack well and are more convenient to open, close, and transport without having to worry about lost lids.
The only downside is the price – at about $17-25 each, they’re not cheap. On the other hand, they’re rock-solid and should give me many years of trusty service.
Capacity is rated at ~ 12 gallons, and both smaller and larger versions are also available. A steel dolly is also available ($73 via Amazon), and I have a few of these too. I find that the dollys are also useful for L-Boxx stacks, especially when on sale via industrial suppliers.
Outer dimensions: 21-1/2″ long, 15″ wide, 12-1/2″ tall.
The load rating is given to be 65 pounds each for a stack of up to 5 units.
I purchased my dozen units via Zoro Tools, but they shipped via a freight carrier and the truck couldn’t make it down the street, and so I had to break down the packages and then lug the bins from the truck to my shop in 2 trips. Next time I’ll be ordering from Amazon, which ships via UPS. Door-to-door service is sometimes worth the extra expense.
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