PowerMate L-1 series Appliance Dolly

Posted by Contributing Editor on Wed, Oct 10, 2012

 

The battery operated series Appliance Dolly makes moving heavy loads into light work. While it looks like a regular heavy-duty hand truck, this unit has a 12 volt electric motor powered by a rechargeable battery. This lets it climb stairs and lift loads with no effort on the part of the operator. 

Imagine taking a 500 pound load to the top of a 20 story building and back down to the bottom. Now imagine you did this with the dolly doing all of the lifting and balancing by itself leaving you just to climb the stairs. Imagine being able to let the dolly go to open a door, and not having it slide down the stairs. Not only can the PowerMate do all of these things for you, but it can do it on a single charge. If you do not need to go quite as far, the dolly can also handle as much as 650 pounds if it is being handled by two operators.

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Tags: lifting dolly, powered dolly, power hand truck, appliance dolly

PowerMate® Give Away Promotion in full Swing!

Posted by Carl Nattrass on Tue, Apr 05, 2011

L P International Inc., will be giving away a PowerMate® L-1 stair climbing hand truck to one lucky business this spring in an effort to raise awareness of this highly versatile and dependable powered safety moving machine.

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Tags: Injury prevention, hand truck, power hand truck, Announcements, Contest, HVAC moving solutions, powered hand trucks, motorized stair climbers, appliance dolly

Electric Dolly Provides Relief for Technicians

Posted by Carl Nattrass on Thu, Feb 03, 2011

If you have been reading the articles in this blog you may already be familiar with some of the reasons for using a PowerMate®. Labor savings and safety are two big reasons customers agree are important. But did you also know that there are less tangible benefits to using a PowerMate stair climber for residential and commercial deliveries? Your technicians, the ones most likely to be using the machines on a regular basis, will thank you for making their job easier and safer.

The fact that you also bought the machine to improve your bottom line is incidental to them. From the technician’s perspective they will notice right away the difference in the physical effort required to move product in and out of buildings. They will be less tired at the end of the day, less prone to injury, less likely to make errors due to fatigue, more likely to show up for work without muscle aches and generally enjoy their job more knowing they have this powerful tool to back them up day after day.

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Tags: moving boilers, Injury prevention, powered dolly, hand truck, electric dolly, stair climbing hand truck, safety moving system, safety moving systems, powered hand trucks, motorized stair climbers, appliance dolly

What's the best stair climbing hand truck for moving appliances?

Posted by Carl Nattrass on Tue, Dec 14, 2010

Moving and installing built-in appliances is problematic for a number of reasons. By their very nature built-ins are designed for a residential installation and yet are often commercial-sized appliances. Built-in fridges and stoves are high value items that often have much of their delicate components exposed. Built-in fridges are heavier than standard fridges and taller as well. The risk of damaging either the product or the customer’s property is higher when moving a built-in appliance; it is heavier and more awkward to move and there is usually less clearance.  All this makes the job for the installer much harder than moving a standard white good.

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Tags: Injury prevention, powered dolly, hand truck, power hand truck, electric dolly, stair climbing hand truck, powered hand trucks, appliance dolly

New content at powermate.info!

Posted by Carl Nattrass on Mon, Nov 29, 2010

The powermate.info website now has new content, more pictures and more opportunities for views to get intouch with PowerMate Solution Specialists. This redesign is part of our ongoing efforts to provide quality information to PowerMate customers on the benefits to safety and profitability of using our products.

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Tags: Product Information, Injury prevention, powered dolly, ergonomic strategy, hand truck, electric dolly, stair climbing hand truck, Announcements, HVAC moving solutions, HVAC-R, safety moving systems, powered hand trucks, motorized stair climbers, appliance dolly

Absolutely Brilliant!

Posted by Carl Nattrass on Wed, Sep 22, 2010

In much of the European Union laws have been enacted that require companies to conduct risk assessments for material handling and to implement mechanical alternatives to lifting a weight that could jeopardize their employee’s heath – this includes injury due to lifting strain.

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Tags: Injury prevention, powered dolly, hand truck, power hand truck, electric dolly, safety moving system, safety moving systems, powered hand trucks, motorized stair climbers, appliance dolly