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    I just watched the You Tube video of the ApiLift Master, which resembles a handtruck for hives but has a motorized lift. It really looked like a big help for a guy working on his own. There was even a model that was self propelled. These apparently are made in Germany. Has anyone used one of these? Are similar products available in the states? Thanks.

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    Default Re: ApiLift Master

    I checked out the video. A related video came up "Thomas Braun Patented Beehive Lifter". He sounds like a US citizen - he has a lifter that doesn't use a motor. Perhaps someone on the forum knows who he is.

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    Is this what you're talking about?
    http://www.beesource.com/forums/showthread.php?t=247757
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    Default Re: ApiLift Master

    This is the link:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h54MdnOcJvU

    Big difference.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sherpa1 View Post
    This is the link:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h54MdnOcJvU

    Big difference.
    Anybody in America, who makes/imports this machine? Thanks
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    Default Re: ApiLift Master

    MARBIS
    here is all kinds of Hand trucks


    http://www.nextag.com/hand-truck-lift/shop-html

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    Default Re: ApiLift Master

    Quote Originally Posted by Sherpa1 View Post
    It really looked like a big help for a guy working on his own. There was even a model that was self propelled. These apparently are made in Germany. Has anyone used one of these? Are similar products available in the states? Thanks.
    If you are working by yourself this is what you want. http://www.youtube.com/user/apijuneda#p/u/1/iNldJFumKzw I think it is even chiropractor recommended.

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    Default Re: ApiLift Master

    OK, so does anyone know a source for one of these winch attachments?? Homemade?? My languages are lacking!!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pmMEY...e=more_related

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    Default Re: ApiLift Master

    Guys ,
    Happy you like the equipment. I am working with the company now to bring this and other types of equipment to North America.

    Check out these extra videos. http://www.youtube.com/user/apijuneda

    Brooklyn

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    I have tried to contact Liftmaster at info@apilift.de . Unfortunately on filling out the contact address information list with prompts in German, I can only guess what they want.

    And when it indicates what country I am in it will not acept US as it is not on the list.

    Any one have any suggestions on how to contact Liftmaster?

    Walt

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    Default Re: ApiLift Master

    nice thread

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    Default Re: ApiLift Master

    This thread was started a few years ago. Has anyone found a contact in the US for a one man cart type system selling here. I am looking for a way to be productive and save my back. I think there is a great market if it is affordable. The EZ Loader system that I see Ian uses is also remarkable, but costly and more than what I need now. Any one out there know of a supplier?
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    Default Re: ApiLift Master

    I wonder why that guy doesn't just get a ramp?

    Motorized hand carts have been used in beekeeping for generations. I know a NY family that has been using them for decades. They are three wheelers for all terrain mobility.
    Last edited by sqkcrk; 04-28-2014 at 04:24 PM.
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    Default Re: ApiLift Master

    I used to use a cable and crank platform lift a lot like one of these:

    http://www.globalindustrial.com/p/ma...w&gclsrc=aw.ds

    It was not bad as a lift, but where it really excelled was as a portable adjustable table. Very handy for supporting the other end of something long in the shop. It would need better wheels for outdoor use.

    We had an electric/hydraulic machine called Big Joe that was about the same size but much heavier, and had forks rather than a platform. Of the two, I found the manual crank lift more useful, but it could not lift as much weight.

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    I think if you double up per side wheel barrel tires. You should be good for any terrain.

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