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Non-Retractable Powered Fifth Wheel

Convert manually-pushed trolleys into powered ones

Powered Fifth Wheel kit (non-retractable wheel)

The Powered Fifth Wheel kit includes

  1. A hand control unit (vertical or horizontal—depending on your requirements).

  2. A slide-out battery carriage.

  3. A powerful motorised non-retractable polyurethane drive-wheel.

  4. A smart charger.


Electrodrive's Powered Fifth Wheel retrofitted to a meal delivery trolley
The P5W kit (with the horizontal controller) retrofitted to a meal delivery trolley
Electrodrive's Powered Fifth Wheel in action
The P5W in action
Electrodrive's Powered Fifth Wheel retrofitted to a meal delivery trolley
The P5W kit (with the vertical controller) retrofitted to a meal delivery trolley

Retrofittable powered trolley kit

The Powered Fifth Wheel (P5W) is a retrofittable solution for converting your manually-pushed trolleys into powered ones.

Controlled with an ergonomically designed control grip for a natural walking posture, the Powered Fifth Wheel works with your trolley’s other four wheels to help you move heavy loads safely and efficiently.

The P5W allows a single operator to effortlessly move heavy trolleys through long corridors, aisles, around tight corners, up and down ramps and in and out of lifts.

Many trolleys, one solution

The handle clamps on both ends of the tiller arm can be fully customised, ensuring compatibility with a wide variety of vertical or horizontal trolley handles, including those found on:

  • Meal delivery systems / meal delivery pods

  • Hotel luggage trolleys

  • Stock trolleys

  • Linen trolleys

Typical applications

A retrofittable kit for converting manually-pushed trolleys or equipment into powered solutions. Ideal for use in hospitals and aged care homes/facilities.

Features and specifications

Load capacity

Move up to 400 kg on flat ground.

Max. speed

Up to 4.5 km per hour.

Speed mode

Three speed control with forward, reverse and emergency stop.


  • Simple control unit mounted vertically or horizontally (adaptable to suit 20-52 mm tube).

  • Battery operated and rechargeable for optimum operation and battery life.

  • Ergonomic control grip on the hand control unit.

  • Battery level indicator.

  • Maximum manoeuvrability with the drive wheel.

  • Simple to use.

  • Quiet, smooth operation.

  • A brake release key switch to allow for manual movement.

Country of origin

Designed and manufactured in Australia.

Safety features

  • Emergency stop button.


  • Comprehensive 12-month warranty.

  • Six month warranty on battery and charger.


Training and servicing programs are available.

Download our Preventative Maintenance Plans for more information.


Two 12V-33Ah rechargeable batteries (assembled within slide-out carriage) with 24V smart charger.
(International chargers are also available.)

Dimensions (L/W/H)

Drive wheel: 511/285/150-300 mm

Non-Retractable P5W diagram


Powered Fifth Wheel kit fitted to a trolley
The Powered Fifth Wheel kit fitted to a trolley.

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