A cart retriever system is a labor-saving device for gathering
and recycling carts. The traditional
method of collecting carts
in a retail operation consists of hourly
employees dealing with hard physical labor and risking possible injuries. These employees also must gather the carts in adverse weather conditions, such as extreme heat and cold, rain, snow, and hail.
Retrieving shopping carts is clearly not a task that is often desired at a grocery or retail store. A cart pushing employee knows there
are other jobs in town that provide
better working environments and much
less strenuous work at a comparable wage to the cart retriever job. However, this hard work and drudgery can be be avoided by using a cart retriever system.
Cart Pusher, Puller, and Retriever
The retriever attaches
to the back of the line of up to fifty shopping carts. After the retriever attaches the cart
pusher to the back of the line of shopping
carts, he then stands at the front
of the train of carts with one hand
steering the line of carts and the
other hand using a remote control device
that operates the retriever.
retriever pushes the line of
carts from behind, following
the direction that the operator steers
as he guides them from in front. Once
he gets to the front of the store, he is free to head back out to the parking
lot with the shopping cart mover to
collect more carts.