If you’re like me, you were not built for heavy lifting. To lift any sort of large appliances or furniture piece, I would need an extra hand… but sometimes that’s even more awkward. Now both of you are gripping to the corners of this washing machine for dear life with uneven weight distribution. Moreover, all that bending down and lifting puts some serious strain on your lower back. Thankfully, U-Haul has a variety of options when it comes to moving and lifting tools such as a lifting strap or moving harness to take the weight off your back, literally.

Benefits of Lifting Strap or Moving Harness

Moving Harness

The Moving Harness allows you and a moving partner to easily lift, without putting extra pressure on your back. It also ensures even weight distribution. The harness goes around your torso and connects to a Forearm Forklift. Because the weight is now distributed properly between yourself and your partner, the large, heavy item you’re lifting will feel 66% lighter than carrying it the traditional way! Get that washer, dryer, dresser, cabinet or whatever else moved easily with the right tools. Moving Harnesses come in a complete set with the Forearm Forklifts and as an individual item.

  • Benefits of Lifting Strap or Moving HarnessLarge, heavy items feel 66% lighter
  • Encourages proper lifting techniques
  • Employs additional leverage when lifting
  • Helps prevent and reduce back injuries
  • Prevents floor scratching or damage caused by dragging
  • Can carry up to 700 lbs.
  • Straps are 3″ wide
  • Must be connected to a Forearm Forklift to use
  • Use to carry furniture such as dressers, vanities and mattresses.
  • Use to carry appliances such as washers, dryers and refrigerators.

Forearm Forklift Lifting Strap

The Forearm Forklift Moving Straps by themselves work in a very similar manner to the Moving Harness, except instead of being worn over your torso, they are worn on your forearms. This item can be paired with the Moving Harness for further back support or by itself as an easy moving tool. With the help of a partner, you will be able to easily lift large, heavy items with better posture, reducing lifting exertion by 66%. Use to lift and move items such as furniture, appliances or warehouse equipment. Forearm Forklift Moving Straps are available in classic U-Haul orange and in pink to support breast cancer research.

  • Benefits of Lifting Strap or Moving HarnessReduces lifting exertion by 66%
  • Encourages proper lifting techniques
  • Straps adjust for the size of each item you move
  • Prevents floor scratching or damage caused by dragging
  • Straps are 9’5″ long and 3″ wide
  • Can carry up to 700 lbs.
  • Can attach Forearm Forklift Extension Straps to add an extra 3’5″ in length for larger items for a total length of 13″.
  • Use to carry furniture such as dressers, vanities and mattresses.
  • Use to carry appliances such as washers, dryers and refrigerators.

Shoulder Dolly Moving Harness

The Shoulder Dolly is another two person lifting system harness. The shoulder dolly contains two specialty tension metal buckles and a lifting strap which connect over your shoulders for easy lifting. With the help of a moving companion, lifting large, heavy furniture and appliances can be done more efficiently and with less pressure on your back.

  • Benefits of Lifting Strap or Moving HarnessEmploys additional leverage when lifting
  • Encourages proper lifting techniques
  • Prevents floor scratching or damage caused by dragging
  • Can carry up to 800 lbs.
  • Straps are 12″ long and 5″ wide
  • Can move items up to 9 feet long
  • Makes moving large, heavy items easy
  • Use to carry furniture such as dressers, vanities and mattresses.
  • Use to carry appliances such as washers, dryers and refrigerators.

Strap a Handle Lifting Strap

Rather than carrying your boxes or other items one by one, bundle them together with the Strap a Handle. This carrying handle allows you to simply grab and carry a bundle of boxes or other items and transport them as one unified object. By simply lifting the handle, the Strap a Handle also eradicates the need to bend down and lift boxes, placing extra tension on your back.

  • Benefits of Lifting Strap or Moving HarnessHandle comes in 8″ and 6″
  • Can carry up to 40 lbs.
  • Helps prevent and reduce back injuries
  • Encourages proper lifting techniques
  • Comprised of a high-density nylon strap
  • Snap and release buckles make connecting and disconnecting easy
  • Use to carry bundles of items bulky items such as boxes, sporting equipment or makeup organizers.

QwikLift Lifting Strap

If you happen to pack a box, container even just a planter a little too heavy, the QwikLift is your quick and easy solution. This lifting trap automatically cinches to pots, heavy filled containers, landscape decorations and more. With the QwikLift design there is no need to bend down and hurt your back to move heavy pots, planters and similar items. Qwiklift has straps that extend upwardly when grabbed and allow users to lift items about 25 inches higher than traditional hand lifting methods. The higher lifting point provides additional leverage make the items feel much lighter than they are in actuality.

  • Benefits of Lifting Strap or Moving HarnessAdjust automatically for different size items
  • Can carry up to 150 lbs.
  • Automatically clinches and grips to items being lifted
  • Encourages proper lifting techniques
  • Helps prevent and reduce back injuries
  • Make moving heavy items easy
  • Use to carry objects like pots, heavy containers and landscape decorations.

 

Have you used a lifting strap or moving harness of any kind to take the pressure of your back on moving day? Share in the comments!

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One Response to Benefits of a Lifting Strap or Moving Harness

  1. Emma Clark says:

    I saw this product on FB. It looks amazing and ergonomic!

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