Handy lift redesigns prove to be “a boon”
Last winter the Handy Lifts division of Sully, Iowa based manufacturer Janco Industries updated the design of its market-leading Standard and S.A.M. 1200 Air Lift tables with maintenance-free air bellows replacing the existing air cylinder.
Since then the response to the changes has been “excellent” said CEO Joel Jansen when AMD met with him at the recent Columbus, Ohio, AIMExpo.
“The new safety features have also been well received. The new design not only simplifies the way service departments perform maintenance, it also simplifies the way we are able to produce them – meaning improved ergonomics and efficiencies for our customers.
The redesigned Standard and S.A.M. lifts have an automatic ratcheting safety mechanism with dual springs that create a positive lock as the lift is raised. The safety mechanism is easily flipped back to lower the lift and automatically resets once the lift reaches the bottom.
“With the automatic reset, there is no more worrying about the operator having to remember to set the safety bar,” says Joel.
The capacity on both the Standard and S.A.M. has been boosted from 1000 lbs. to 1200 lbs., and the maximum lifting height has been raised on both lifts. The Standard 1200 Air Lift features a table top work surface of 80” x 24”, a maximum height of 39” and a minimum height of 8”.
The S.A.M. 1200 Air Lift features an 84” x 24” work surface with a maximum height of 39” and minimum height of 8”. “The S.A.M. also features the same rear drop-out panel Handy customers loved on the original S.A.M. lift, and the extra 1” of height may not sound like a big deal to those who don’t work on bikes all day, but for those who do, they tell us it has been a boon.”
The same range of accessories offered for the original 1000 lb lifts can still be used on the new 1200s, such as the side extensions, a CV-17 Cycle Vise and the rear extension.