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Portable Lift Makes Small Equipment Work Easy
Here's a handy new lift for anyone who does a lot of work on mowers or has thought about opening a sideline repair shop.
  The Heftee 250 is a free-standing service lift that you can roll anywhere inside your shop. It's designed to hold push mowers, chain saws, small engines, and other equipment. It'll handle up to 250 lbs. The base of the unit rests on a U-shaped steel frame.
  A pair of channeled lift arms mount on a rotating head that's attached to a vertical steel mast. The arms can be adjusted from 16 to 42 in. wide. A pair of straps secure the equipment to the arms. You crank a handle to raise the arms up to 48 in. high. The arms can be rotated up to 360 degrees to provide optimum visibility and access to any part of the repair item. (There are 12 locking positions, one every 30 degrees).
  "It works much like a free-standing forklift and requires no in-ground installation at all," says Kelly Johnson, McCanse Engineering, Oregon, Ill. "It eliminates the need to stoop down to the floor to make an adjustment or reposition the equipment on the floor or on the bench top. Separate brackets are required for chain saws, string trimmers, and small engines."
  Sells for $500 plus S&H.
  The company also offers two larger electro-hydraulic, push button-operated models that run on 110-volt electricity. The Heftee 2000 can safely lift 2,000 lbs. to any height up to 6 ft., and the Heftee 4000 can accommodate equipment up to 87 in. wide and safely lifts 4,000 lbs. They can be used to lift riding mowers, garden tractors, etc.
  Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, McCanse Engineering, LLC, 107 South Daysville Road, Oregon, Ill. 61061 (ph 800 755-7540 or 815 732-7540; fax 2052; E-mail: mccanse@essex1.com; Website: http://www.heftee.com)

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