The Power Lifter from Martins Industries Inc. can now lift sport utility vehicle (SUV) and pickup truck wheels thanks to greater load capacity.
The Power Lifter’s load capacity has increased from 110 lb (50 kg) to 187 lb (85 kg).
Other new features are designed to improve the efficiency of tire installation technicians and even further reduce the risk of a work injury. These features are:
A safety strap to hold wheels in place.
Three automatic lift speeds to lift tires and wheels in under 13 seconds (as compared to a single, slow speed on the original model).
A hardware tray and impact wrench holder to keep your tools in place and handy.
“Our goal was to improve our Article’s load capacity and equip it with new features while reducing the price...and we did it!” says Jean-François Laberge, managing director.
Easy handling, precision, efficiency and safety
The company says the Power Lifter enables technicians to change the tires on a passenger vehicle, SUV or light truck without injuring their back, neck or shoulders. With the touch of a button, the machine does all the lifting for the technician. In addition, the tire and wheel lifter’s ergonomic handle and pivoting casters make it easy to handle and move around.
The company says that knowing that a technician has to bend over an average of 28 times to change four tires, it’s easy to see how this Article can help prevent work accidents. Everyone in the industry wins by reducing the costs related to accidents and injuries, missed workdays, having to train new employees, etc.
The Power Lifter comes with two 12-volt rechargeable batteries and a charger. Each long-lasting battery enables you to change approximately 500 passenger-car tires on a single charge.
For more information about the Power Lifter, visit the company’s website.
About Martins Industries
Martins Industries designs and manufactures equipment for storing, handling, inflating and racking vehicle tires and wheels. The company has distribution centers in the United States, Canada, the Netherlands, Australia and the United Arab Emirates, as well as manufacturing plants in Canada and China.