Steele Canvas Baskets

Steele Canvas Basket Corp

Established in 1921, Steele Canvas Basket Corp is the most respected manufacturer of canvas and polyethylene baskets, trucks, hampers and canvas bags in the industry. Using only the highest quality materials in every step of production, Steele Canvas Basket has become the most trusted name in basket manufacturing today. Whether hauling debris on construction sites or moving mail in post offices across the country, these durable Canvas trucks, liners and bags are up to the job. For environments where moisture is an issue, the waterproof anti-bacterial vinyl-coated nylon or Steeletex line is always a great option; tear-resistant and available in a variety of bright colors, Steeletex is just as tough as Canvas. Both Canvas and Steeletex trucks and baskets come standard on a steel frame with a unique flat steel undercarriage, maximizing their strength and load capacities.

All Steele Canvas Baskets are made in the USA, and they proudly stencil the “STEELE” name and logo on most of their products. Steele Canvas products are all made to order, with a typical lead time of 2-4 weeks, and ship from their workshop in Chelsea, MA.

In addition to Canvas and Steeletex models, Steele Canvas Basket also offers a complete line of seamless rotationally molded polyethylene trucks, liners and tilt dumps. Polyethylene models come in a number of different sizes and thicknesses, including the Heavy Duty D-Liner which, at 1/4 inch, is the thickest in the industry. The solid construction and dependable strength of these Polyethylene trucks have made them the favorite choice of recyclers and industrial laundries from coast to coast.

Frequently Asked Questions about "Soft" Carts and Baskets:

How do I maintain my Steele Canvas basket trucks?

Although the basket liners for most baskets are replaceable, they are also durable and easily cared for. For canvas basket liners, carefully spot clean the area with soap and water. For Steeletex basket liners, spray with Simple Green (or other degreaser) and wipe clean. The colors of the canvas should not bleed, but take care when washing.

Some units may require a minimal amount of assembly, such as caster installation or roping on a replacement basket liner. If you are installing casters, you will need a ½” or adjustable wrench. If you are roping on a replacement basket liner, the manufacturer suggests you will need a minimal amount of hand-eye coordination. A variety of casters sizes and configurations are available - please contact us for more details.

What is the lead time on Steele Canvas products?

All Steele Canvas products are proudly made in the USA to order, with a typical lead time of 2-4 weeks, and ship from their workshop in Chelsea, MA.

How do most orders ship?

Most items ship via truck. We will be glad to give you a shipping quote. Please let us know if you require special services, including lift gate, inside delivery, etc.

What items can ship via UPS?

Only small items, such as canvas bags and some small baskets and trucks, can ship via UPS. The largest baskets and trucks are usually the 6 bushel size (excluding the style #’s 50, 52, 60 & 62).

Caster Arrangements

  • 4 swivel - Corner Mounted – this “standard caster arrangement” is used on roughly 99% of orders and is considered the most versatile.
  • 2 swivel/2 rigid – Diamond Mounted – tilts/pivots –easier to turn in small places/tight corners.
  • 2 swivel/2 rigid - Corner Mountined – sometimes selected due to personal preference

What is the difference between a laundry basket and a laundry truck?

Trucks have casters and wheels, and therefore can be moved around easily. Baskets do not have casters.

Why would you pick galvanized steel frames instead of regular steel?

Galvanized steel is useful in an environment that is always moist, such as a shower room. It will not rust as quickly as regular steel. Only removable style trucks offer galvanized steel as an option.

Which items offer a steel base option?

The only style offered with a steel base option is the style 92 - Canvas Truck - Permanent Style. There would be a price increase with this option.

If you have a truck with a permanent liner can you cut the liner and just buy a removable liner to replace it once it gets old?

Yes you can do this.

Can I get custom lettering printed on the side?

Yes, 1" or 2" standard block lettering is our "standard" stencil option. Custom silk screen or stenciled logos are available upon request. [They increase lead time and cost, and artwork must be provided by the customer. If you want a logo stencil, Steele Canvas will purchase and apply a pre-cut mylar stencil.] Keep in mind that most Steele Canvas products have the “STEELE” name and logo stenciled on them.

What kind of canvas material is used?

Steele Canvas Baskets use 100% cotton canvas material. The cotton duck fabric weight varies depending on the item, with larger units using a heavier duty canvas, smaller items using a lighter weight, and bags using a separate weight material. The fabric weights ranges from 4 to 12 oz. per sq. yd.

What is Steeletex?

Steeletex VCN (vinyl coated nylon) is Steele Canvas's tough, waterproof material. It resists tearing, punctures, and abrasions. The standard color for Steeletex VCN is grey, but a variety of colors is available such as red, cyan, light blue, blue, orange, yellow, black, white, and brown.

Is assembly required?

Some units may require a minimal amount of assembly, such as caster installation or roping on a liner. If you are installing casters, you will need a ½” or adjustable wrench. If you are roping on a liner, the manufacturer suggests you will need a minimal amount of hand-eye coordination.

Care and Maintenance for Steele Canvas basket trucks

Although the basket liners for most baskets are replaceable, they are also durable and easily cared for. For canvas basket liners, carefully spot clean the area with soap and water. For Steeletex basket liners, spray with Simple Green (or other degreaser) and wipe clean. The colors of the canvas should not bleed, but take care when washing.

Some units may require a minimal amount of assembly, such as caster installation or roping on a replacement basket liner. If you are installing casters, you will need a ½” or adjustable wrench. If you are roping on a replacement basket liner, the manufacturer suggests you will need a minimal amount of hand-eye coordination. A variety of casters sizes and configurations are available - please contact us for more details.

Notes about shipping

All Steele Canvas products are proudly made in the USA to order, with a typical lead time of 2-4 weeks, and ship from their workshop in Chelsea, MA. Smaller items are typically shipped FedEx or UPS ground service. Typically, the largest baskets that can be shipped this way are 6 BU. baskets and trucks (excluding the #s 50, 52, 60 62). Larger items need to be shipped using a truck or freight service. Feel free to contact us for freight cost estimates.

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    S100821
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    S100816
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    S100813
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    S100812
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    S100811
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    S100810
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    S100808
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    S100807
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    S100806
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    S100805
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    S100803
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    S100802
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    S100801
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