Since the release of the Makinex Powered Hand Truck PHT-140 in 2013, further developments have been made to improve the design to broaden the product’s utilisation across many applications.
The PHT-140 is a universal materials handling solution that enables one person operation, to safely lift and load equipment or bulky goods weighing up to 140kg (309lbs) onto bench tops and into vehicles. This unique product is revolutionary to the industry, eliminating awkward and dangerous lifts and thus reducing back injury.
Made of lightweight aluminium and powered by a 12V rechargeable battery, the PHT-140 easily manoeuvres equipment with a lifting eye by the use of a hook attachment. Knowing that not all goods have a lifting eye, Makinex also developed a fork attachment suitable for pallets. Providing a hook and fork attachment allowed for more versatility using the PHT-140.
Recently, Makinex have designed another two attachments – the strap frame and glass sucker. The strap frame combines with the fork attachment, allowing the user to lift almost anything from pot plants, boxes and generators. The glass sucker is used to lift heavy glass sheets in glazing applications, lifting and moving in preparation for installation.
Further, the PHT-140 has undergone improvements to the design for better ergonomics and operation. With functionality and safety in mind, Makinex have improved the charging system, produced a more robust folding wheel, added a safety latch to the hook and reduced the weight of the tilt head system for more flexibility.
“Makinex are proud to design and develop unique product innovations that vastly increase productivity,” stated Rory Kennard, Director and designer behind the PHT-140. “We will always look at ways for tradespeople and contractors to do their job faster, safer and easier, and the PHT-140 will keep evolving to deliver that.”
Other innovations designed by Makinex include the Dual Pressure Washer, a two-in-one wand and rotary pressure cleaner system, the Jackhammer Trolley, a tile lifting and floor demolition tool and the range of Floor Saws for cutting through concrete and asphalt.
For more information on the Makinex PHT-140 or the complete range of construction products, call 1300 795 953.