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Old 11-29-2007, 12:09 PM
 
Location: The 12th State
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Ok I keep seeing on some news programs that there is this strap device that you put underneath a heavy item like an entertaiment system and you put the straps around your arms and push your hands on the side of the item and lift with someone on the other side doing the same thing?

What is the name for this and has anyone tried and how do you know if an item is tooo heavy?
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Old 11-29-2007, 12:19 PM
 
Location: Salt Lake City, UT
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I believe they are called moving straps or lifting straps. I've never used them but have had movers use them and they looked pretty handy. I believe one brand is Forearm Forklift.

You know if an item is too heavy when you crack your back.
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Old 11-29-2007, 01:11 PM
 
Location: The 12th State
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Thanks that is it Forearm Forklift. I want to get it for xmas gifts for some people I know
http://www.cshardware.com/images_template/999-FF-1.jpg

I want to try it out esp on things like ranges, washer, dryers where there is no place to grab a hold of the item
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