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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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    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
    ==Northumberland County Beekeeper, Trent Hills, Ontario==

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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 tommyt View Post
    MARBIS
    here is all kinds of Hand trucks


    http://www.nextag.com/hand-truck-lift/shop-html
    I was hoping for something like in video sherpa posted, something for outdoor use
    ==Northumberland County Beekeeper, Trent Hills, Ontario==

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    Default Re: ApiLift Master

    I'm also interested and curious if any of these are here in U.S.?? Did not notice any of the hand trucks mentioned in the other link with grippers that would apply to a hive vs. a barrel. Any help, ideas welcome.

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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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    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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    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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    Default Re: ApiLift Master

    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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    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 am in the early stages of building one for myself
    I want big wheels for sand and soft soil
    Big wheels should do better in different terrains
    Until I do it, I won't swear to that.
    It will be trial and error,
    hopefully not too much error

    How much would anyone pay for the API lift that resembles a hand cart or hand truck
    This one

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

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    Will you "demo" it for me a couple times?
    How's late August work for you ?

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    Default Re: ApiLift Master

    I've been planning to build something for myself, too.

    I think the hardest thing would be to construct something that is stable on little bumpyer surfaces also or maybe the trick is just finding the right balance-point.
    I believe that my first "model" will be something really simple for moving beehives.
    That seems clever: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JIS4i7_HQNQ

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    >I think the hardest thing would be to construct something that is stable on little bumpyer surfaces

    Large diameter wheels...
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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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    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 03:24 PM.
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