✓The ShoulderDolly® Pro Lift is for the person who will be moving objects on a daily basis.
✓ Ideal for warehouse workers and appliance installers.
✓ The product is regularly upgraded, but performs as seen in pictures and video.
Pro Lift Unit
STEPS TO ENSURE A SAFE AND SUCCESSFUL LIFT Using the Pro Lift System:
1. Your Pro Lift Shoulder Dolly includes two fully adjustable vests with attached metal buckles called Tri-Snaphooks. Both partners should put the vests on and adjust it to their body size.
a. Clip the side release buckle together located near your sternum. Adjust the buckle up or down on the yellow piping. It should align near your sternum.
b. Adjust the metal Tri-Snaphook buckles so that they lay near your hipbones, below your stomach. Do this by pulling on the 2” webbing located on the shoulder strap.
c. Clip the metal Tri-Snaphook into the 5” metal tension buckle. One Tri-Snaphook will clip into each side of the metal buckle. The 5” metal buckle needs to have the large metal rod
d. Each time to put the Pro Lift vest on, make sure you adjust it to your body size..
2. Place the 12’ long lifting strap under the bulk of the weight of the object you wish to move. You can either tip the object and slide the strap under, or if the object has legs, you can slide it under from one side. The strap should be under the majority of the weight – Eg: place towards the back of a couch.
3. Position your body into a semi-squat by bending your knees — the deeper you squat, the higher the item will be lifted. Keep your back in an upright straight position, don’t lean toward the object.
4. Weave the lifting strap through the 5” metal tension buckle – Start with webbing going under the buckle, then weave behind the larger metal rod, then over the top and thread between the two rods. Pull the webbing through the buckle until tight.
5. To adjust the length of strap – turn the buckle horizontal to the ground, then pull the short end of the strap to make it tighter or the long end to make it shorter. When the buckle is vertical, the buckle will lock and allow you to stand up with the product being lifted off the ground.
6. Adjust the length of the strap so that when you stand up, there is some tension on your shoulders. If one person is taller, then they’ll have more webbing from the floor to the buckle than the shorter person.
7. There may be excess webbing after you lift the object. To ensure that you don’t trip over the excess webbing, tie it around your body, or tuck it into your pants.
8. With straight arms, push against the object you are moving (VERY IMPORTANT!) this will keep your back in proper ergonomic alignment and put the weight of the object on your legs and shoulders.
9. Simultaneously you and your partner need to push against the object with your arms until they are straight, and slowly straighten your legs — balancing the object with your arms.
10. Communicate at all times with your lifting partner.
- When you are not using the Pro Lift, you can clip the Tri-Snaphooks to each other behind your back.
- To go up or down stairs, the product you are lifting must be at least 10” off the ground in order to clear the stair. To achieve that height, you and your partner will need to go into a deeper squat and adjust the webbing – that way the product will be lifted higher into the air.