Professional auto-body shops require professional tools…lots of them. To stay organized and mobile, here are some of the top modular tool trolley carts on the market.
What is a Tool Trolley Cart or Mobile Tool Cart?
A tool trolley is a set of tool boxes on a movable cart, typically with two or four wheels. Modular tool boxes are designed to organize an assortment of tools while wheels allow for easy maneuverability.
Due to the modular design tool boxes can be removed from the cart and used as needed. Once returned, the tool trolley cart can be stowed out of the way to maximize shop space.
Best Portable Tool Box Review (Beta C41H Modular Tool Trolley)
The C41H tool cart by Beta Tools is a high quality tool storage system made by a company with a long history in the Motorsports world. This cart features a removable top tool box, two spring loaded drawers, removable small parts bin and deep bottom storage compartment.
In addition to the numerous tool storage compartments there are two small trays with bungees on the rear of the cart for over-sized items.
Example, hacksaw, level or a large spark plug wrench.
Fully functional and a work of art, perfect for the automotive enthusiast.
• Two spring loaded (lockable) drawers
• Removable tool box with carry handle
• Small parts storage bin with see-thru lid
Video of Beta C41H Automotive Tool Cart
Best Portable Tool Box Review (DeWalt DWST20880 Rolling Work Center)
The DWST20880 rolling work station by DeWalt in a no-nonsense tool storage station for all your favorite DeWalt tools. An alternative to your boring tool bag, this rolling work station by DeWalt can store even the largest power tools.
While the bottom bin is designed for larger items the middle rack allows for organization of smaller items like drill bit cases, tool attachments or small components. Easy to move around the garage or workshop, fill it with your favorite tools and carry it with you wherever the job calls.
• Heavy duty wheels for easy transport
• Large bottom storage bin
• Small parts storage tray with removable dividers
Best Portable Tool Box Review, 6-Drawer Rolling Tool Storage (The Original Pink Box PB3306R)
The PB3306R Rolling Tool Cabinet by The Original Pink Box is anything but your average tool cart. Made from 18 gauge steel, featuring 6-drawers and a powder coated finish as cool as a Pink Cadillac.
If the bright Pink color doesn’t match your garage decor yet you want a large rolling tool chest, don’t worry. This metal tool cabinet is available in other colors including (Black, Lime Green, Stainless and White).
• 6-Drawers, Each rated for 100lbs worth of tools
• Scratch resistant powder coated finish
• Tubular key lock for security
• Four 5″x 2″ casters for easy movement
• Available in other Color Options!
Best Portable Tool Box Review ( MYCHANIC Sidekick Steel Framed Rolling Toolbox)
Is it a chair or is it a tool box? The rolling toolbox by MYCHANIC is an excellent garage “must have” that combines a tool box and resting spot for your bottom-side in one.
Rolling Toolbox and Padded seat in one!
What makes this Sidekick stool exciting is the amount of features built into the design. This rolling tool cart combines pull-out drawers, folding magnetic trays, padded seat top and rubber casters.
Perfect for the do-it-yourself mechanic that is limited in garage space. Save your knees and back with this handy cart or pick one up as a great gift!
• Steal frame is designed to support up to 450lbs
• Tool Drawers with ball-bearing slides for effortless operation
• 3″ over-sized rubber casters
Best Portable Tool Box Review (Stanley 037025H 50 Gallon Mobile Tool Chest)
Large and mobile, 50 gallon deep storage bin for over-sized tools and supplies by Stanley.
If your looking to organize hundreds of small parts and items look elsewhere. If your looking to transport large items easily and securely then this is the cart for you.
Additional Use Tip: Portable Solar Generator Cart
In additional to being a great mobile tool cart. This plastic bin with wheels makes this the perfect shell for a portable solar generator build. Sturdy, lockable and easy to move using the large pull-out handle.
• Portable deep tote tray, 50 Gallon size
• Large pull-out handle allows you to pull heavy gear with one hand
• Lock and keys included, (keep honest people honest)
Best Portable Tool Box Review (Stalwart Mobile Workshop and Toolbox)
The Stalwart Mobile Workshop is a plastic storage box for crafts, small parts and light weight hobby items. As a result of the mostly plastic construction this storage box is best for organization around the house.
While the storage box is made of light duty plastic construction, it can still hold a bunch of supplies!
• Storage box for paint supplies
• Storage for knitting supplies & tools
• Tool storage solution for apartments
Keter Masterloader Plastic Portable Rolling Organizer Tool Box Storage Solution
A rolling tool shed! The Keter Masterloader is loaded with features to organize any tool collection.
Three Levels of Storage
Main compartment for large power tools, dividers for hand tools and six individual bins for smaller parts. Other uses for the cart include a gun range tote, medical supplies, school supplies and more.
For complete details on the sliding top lids and storage options see the video link below:
• Three levels of tool storage. Main Bin, Storage Dividers and small Parts Bins
• Lockable top lid for security (padlock sold separately)
• Pull handle and two wheels for easy maneuverability
Best Portable Tool Box Review (BETA Tools C27S-R Folding Tool Trolley)
Another great portable solution by Beta Tools, perfect for a day at the track. The C27S-R can be folded into a small profile to fit most trunks.
The top platform can be used as a workstation and includes 6 built-in tool trays for small parts and pieces. This is a great way to keep track of small bolts and parts while tearing into a project.
• Home garage use
• Track Days
• Collapsible tool storage with work station area on top
Best Portable Tool Box Review (conclusion)
A portable tool box is a great storage solution to hold a large amount of tools while allowing for mobility. If you are looking for even more portability we suggest taking a look at our article featuring “Tool Bags with Wheels”