Manufacturing AUTOMATION


November 10, 2010
By Mary Del

Southworth Products has redesigned its Dandy Lift line of lifters/transporters to make work faster, safer and easier in all industries, the company says. Ergonomic improvements on every new model include: a multi-grip position handle with sure-grip cushioning and gentle contours that allow users to pick the most comfortable hand position for what they are doing – pushing, pulling, maneuvering or raising loads; a "Qwik-Grip" lowering handle with an oversized, open-triangle design that makes it accessible from almost any position behind or beside the Dandy Lift; and a 180-degree access foot pedal with a large, open-loop design that allows it to be pumped from different angles at the rear or side of the unit, while providing solid contact regardless of footwear.

Dandy Lifts are available in seven models with a wide range of capacities (330 to 1,760 lbs.), lifting heights (29 to 49.8 inches) and platform sizes (17.7 by 28 inches to 23.6 by 39.4 inches). Configurations include single-scissor, double-scissor, high-lift and heavy-duty. A low-profile model has a platform that descends to 3.2 inches from the floor and is available with forks for use with skids and plastic pallets. All units feature steerable, caster-type wheels, parking locks and colorful enamel and chrome finishes.

For machine feeding and offloading applications, Southworth offers two redesigned models (330 and 1,100 lb. capacities) of Dandy Levelers – portable auto-leveling platforms that minimize bending and reaching by keeping loads at comfortable working heights as items are added or removed. Also available from Southworth Products is the Powered Dandy Lift, which lifts and lowers at the touch of a button, thanks to a 24-volt battery. Powered Dandy Lifts are available in five models with capacities from 220 to 500 lbs., platform sizes of 20 by 31.5 inches and 24 by 36 inches, and raised heights to 51 inches.

Southworth’s redesigned Dandy Lifts are available in Canada through Trans-Quip Inc.

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