Shoulder Dolly Moving Strap
Part #: SHOULDERDOLLY
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Recommended Carrying Weight Capacity for moving straps/shoulder harness: up to 800 lbs.
Product Weight: 4 lbs.
Package Dimensions: 7"W x 3"D x 12"H
Pack Contents: Includes 2 one-size-fits-all over the shoulder moving straps harnesses with metal buckle and one 12'x5" moving strap. Each harness is fully assembled.
Factory part names/numbers: Shoulder Dolly ld1000 2 person lifting and moving system; Shoulder Dolly ld1000 2 person lifting system. Sometimes also called Shoulder Dolly moving appliance straps or appliance moving strap.
The Shoulder Dolly is a must-have whether you are a do-it-yourself mover planning to move to a new home, or just occasionally move heavy and bulky objects around the house or garage. This easy-to-use 2-person lifting system utilizes your legs to do the work, which decreases stress and strain to your back, neck, forearms, biceps and hands.
The unique strap system also frees yours hands to allow you to gently guide items safely with the control necessary to navigate over fragile hard-wood and custom tile floors and around interior walls. Shoulder Dolly lifting straps not only increase efficiency and reduce the likelihood of personal injury, but also can eliminate the need for traditional wheeled dollies which can be expensive to rent or take up precious floor space to store when not in use.
Sometimes called appliance mover straps or an appliance lifting strap because they make excellent straps for moving appliances, they also work great for moving nearly any kind of furniture as well as garage or outdoor items like heavy toolboxes, oversized box planters or other large landscaping items, and more. This shoulder strap moving device can move up to 800 lbs. safely.
The Shoulder Dolly moving strap consists of 2 separate harnesses and a long 3rd strap that connects the harnesses through the adjustable metal bracket. Once it is fed through the buckle, just gently pull down on the strap as you squat slightly. Let go of the strap and stand up. The buckle increases tension on the lifting strap, locking it in place.
If you are looking for a shoulder strap moving harness with no hardware, check out the Teamstrap or the Forearm Forklift. Both are similar appliance/ moving straps to help ease the stress of furniture moving or appliance moving. We also sell a combination pack including both the Teamstrap and the Forearm Forklift. (Note: the Forearm Forklift does not loop around the shoulders as the other shoulder moving straps do.)
Using the Shoulder Dolly strap:
1. The moving shoulder strap harness is easy to wear- simply put it on over your head like a shirt. The "X" where the webbing crosses will rest in the middle of the back. The buckle will be near the waist with the word "front" facing up, not towards your body.
2. Place the shoulderdolly lifting strap under the object by either tipping the object slightly or sliding it underneath.
3. Each lifter should bend their knees and position into a semi-squat. Keep back upright without leaning toward the object. Thread one end of the strap under the buckle, then weave behind the larger metal rod before going over the top to thread between the two rods. Pull strap until it's tight.
To adjust the length- turn buckle horizontal and pull short end of strap to make tighter or long end to make shorter. When buckle turns back vertical, it will lock in place. If one lifter is shorter, there will be less webbing from the floor to the buckle of the moving shoulder straps than the taller person. If there is excess strap once you lift the object, tie it around your body or tuck into a pants pocket to keep it from being a tripping hazard.
4. Before coming up to a standing position, push against the object with straight arms. This is very important when using shoulder dolly straps as it will keep your back in proper alignment and will put the lifting weight on your shoulders and legs. While pushing with your arms, slowly straighten your legs.
-Practice using shoulder lifting straps with lighter objects before lifting anything heavy.
-To move an item up stairs, you'll have to lift the object higher so it's about a foot off the ground. When adjusting the Shoulder Dolly moving straps, simply position your body in to a slightly deeper squat so there's less slack.
-Using an appliance moving harness makes the lift easier, and lets your hands remain free to gently hold and guide an item. However, it's important to make communication key when using shoulder dollies, especially when moving a large object like a refrigerator appliance that can obstruct the view of at least one of the movers.
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