ShoulderDolly ProLift: Heavy-duty moving/carrying dolly
Less strain, less injuries, more control! Get the best mover's tool for heavy lifting.
The ShoulderDolly ProLift was designed for people who move objects on a daily basis. It's ideal for appliance installers and warehouse workers.
• Padded harness
• Less back strain
• 1 12' x 5" moving strap
• Weight: 11 lbs.
Steps to a safe and successful lift
1. The ProLift Shoulder Dolly comes with two fully adjustable vests, each with Tri-Snaphook metal buckles. You and your partner should put on the vests and adjust to fit.
• Clip both side release buckles together. Adjust them up or down the yellow piping until they align at your sternum.
• Adjust the Tri-Snaphook buckles so they are near your hipbones, just below your stomach. This can be done by pulling the 2" webbing on the shoulder strap.
• Clip the Tri-Snaphook into the 5" tension buckle. One Tri-Snaphook clips onto each of the metal buckle's sides.
• Make sure that Pro Lift vest is well adjusted to your body size every time you put it on.
2. Put the 12' lifting strap under the object you want to move. Position it to support the bulk of the object's weight. You could tip the object to its side and slide the strap under. If it has legs, you can just slide the strap under from the side. The strap must be positioned to support the bulk of the object's weight (near the back of a couch, for example).
3. Position yourself into a semi-squatting position by bending your knees. The item will go up higher the deeper you squat. Keep your back straight, do not lean forward to the object.
4. Take the lifting strap and weave it through the 5" tension buckle. Start weaving down the webbing under the buckle, then behind the larger metal rod, over the top, and finally thread it between the two rods. After weaving the strap, pull the webbing through the tension buckle until tight.
5. If you need to adjust the length of strap, turn the buckle until it is horizontal to the ground to unlock it. Then pull the long end of the strap to loosen, or the short end to tighten. When the buckle is turned vertically, it will lock and so you can stand and lift the object off the ground.
6. When adjusting the strap, make sure that you feel some tension on your shoulders when you stand up. If one of the lifters is taller, then he/she will have more webbing exposed from the buckle to the floor than the shorter person.
7. You may end up with excess webbing after lifting the object. To make sure that you don't trip over that, tuck the excess webbing into your pants or tie it around your body.
8. (VERY IMPORTANT!) Push against the object you're moving with straight arms. This will ensure that your back stays in proper alignment. This shifts the object's weight onto your shoulders and legs.
9. You and your partner should push against the object simultaneously with your arms until they are straight, and then slowly straighten your legs while balancing the object with your arms.
10. Make sure you communicate with your partner while lifting.
• While you are not lifting an object, you may clip the Tri-Snaphooks into each other behind your back.
Frequently Asked Question ("FAQ")
Q: What is the difference between the Regular ShoulderDolly and the ProLift?
The ProLift is for two people who will who will be moving objects on a daily basis, such as warehouse workers and appliance installers. The Regular ShoulderDolly is for occasional use.The ProLift has two fully adjustable vests, each with Tri-Snaphook metal buckles. The Regular ShoulderDolly has only straps, no vest.The ProLift has padded straps. The Regular ShoulderDolly's straps are not padded.The ProLift has two tension buckles (5" buckle). The Regular ShoulderDolly does not have this.The ProLift has military-grade hardware. The Regular ShoulderDolly has standard metal hardware, plenty strong for occasional use.