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We also use it for loading hives into our truck. It can handle 600 lbs so it had alot of useful functions outside of beekeeping. It is not as specifically suited for beekeeper as the other lift you mentioned. But you may be able to find a used one for a more agreeable price.
 

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Why am I not able to find hive lift manufacturers like Kaptarlift in the United States?
I bought this one late last summer:- https://www.beebreedingcentre.com/product-page/heavy-lifter

It wasn't here in time for setting escapes, but we had it when it was time to start loading hives for the trip home from out in the fireweed yards. My wife took a quick video on my first try at loading a hive onto the truck with it, so I wasn't really 'in the groove' on how to use it yet. By the time we were finished loading, I was quite comfortable with it and it sure took the back work out of loading hives. I'm planning on using it next season when it's time to set escapes, use the lifter to pick up heavy boxes, set in the escape then set the boxes back down.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rTIPPQrQTpg
 

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Why am I not able to find hive lift manufacturers like Kaptarlift in the United States?
The primary reason is the cost of importation which drives the cost of the Kaptarlift far to high to be economically competitively priced. I purchased one and currently in the process of trying to import another which has quickly turned into a real pain in the neck dealing with customs clearance and cost of shipping from Hungary. I will come back to this thread and follow up with whether I have been successful or not and the costs as well as customs headaches involved.

The Kaptarlift is an EXCELLENT hive lifter especially the updated versions that have done away with the frustrating cable and pulley system and replaced it with a real nice chain lift mechanism. The biggest issue that is even more than the cost is the VERY low number of Kaptarlifts that are sold. This drives the costs even higher.
 

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I bought this one late last summer:- https://www.beebreedingcentre.com/product-page/heavy-lifter

It wasn't here in time for setting escapes, but we had it when it was time to start loading hives for the trip home from out in the fireweed yards. My wife took a quick video on my first try at loading a hive onto the truck with it, so I wasn't really 'in the groove' on how to use it yet. By the time we were finished loading, I was quite comfortable with it and it sure took the back work out of loading hives. I'm planning on using it next season when it's time to set escapes, use the lifter to pick up heavy boxes, set in the escape then set the boxes back down.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rTIPPQrQTpg
I also purchased one of these units and am very satisfied with how it works. I had some initial problems with the battery not holding a charge but it was replaced by the battery distributor. I use cleats on my boxes and this unit accommodates both handholds and cleats. It will save my back when I move hives in the winter and spring and when I bring supers inside for extraction. It cost about $1300 USD and took about 6 weeks for it to be delivered.

The only negative I have on this lifter is that if you have a hive raised and the battery dies, there is no way to lower the hive back to the ground. However, you will know if the battery is dying because there is a voltage meter that displays the battery level.
 
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