I know that dollies have been covered pretty thoroughly in the forum, but most threads I've found are old discussions with old links. I've also not found anyone asking or talking about using a "kick back" or 4 wheel appliance dolly for pins...so here goes:
My immediate need is to move a pin from the garage to the basement. As much as I'd LOVE an Escalara, I'm not in the market for one (the pins I consider owning are less than 1/2 the cost of a powered stair climber dolly and I don't expect to move those on stairs but once or twice a year). I was all set to buy a Harbor Freight Appliance Dolly for $72 ($90 plus a 20% off coupon) https://www.harborfreight.com/600-lb-capacity-appliance-hand-truck-65685.html , but have been considering spending more to get a kick back dolly that seems would do just as well for wrapped machines on stairs AND make it easier to move around when not on stairs. http://www.globalindustrial.com/p/material-handling/hand-trucks-dollies/hand-trucks-appliance-stair-climbing/4-wheel-professional-appliance-hand-truck-1200-lb-capacity The cost on that with shipping would be about $260.
I already have a harbor freight lift table for moving set up games on flat surfaces, so not worried about that. I'm willing to spend the $200 more for the 4 wheel appliance dolly if it's worth the convenience when not on stairs to not risk tipping it over on 2 wheels. Otherwise, if I'm already hulking the things up and down stairs, is it that big of a deal to continue to roll it on 2 wheels (with 2 straps on Harbor Freight model) and save the $200? Any advice on which would be better with BOTH just my moves in and out of my house AND if I start taking machines to and from shows would be greatly appreciated. THANKS!