Herc U Lift is an adjustable black strap made of high-density nylon fibers with a large plastic handle on each end used to safely lift heavy and awkward items. The purpose of this device is to help you lift heavy objects that you can't carry on your own, without causing yourself pain or injury or damaging the objects. Each strap can be adjusted to a minimum of three feet in length and a maximum of six feet in length. These four-inch-wide straps are available in sets of two.
The cost of Herc U Lift is $14.95 plus $6.96 shipping for a total price of $21.91.
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Prior to using your Herc U Lift strap, it's best to measure the length, width, and height of the object that you'd like to lift with the device's assistance. These measurements will tell you how long to make the strap. In order to adjust the strap to your chosen length (between three and six feet), you'll need to move your strap's buckles as if you're adjusting the straps of a PFD.
Once you've adjusted your strap to an appropriate length, place it on the floor or ground and spread it out flat. Next, place the base of the object that you want to lift as close to the center of the strap as you can.
With the desired object resting directly on top of the strap, bend over and grab each of the strap's handles with one hand. Push your legs into the ground and move your back, not just your arms, to allow the strap to help you lift the object up. After you've lifted it up, carry the object to a suitable location, and gently lower both the strap and the object to the ground.
If you can, lift the object that you just moved up a minuscule amount in order to quickly slide the strap out from underneath it. Alternatively, if you can't lift the object up at all, simply side the strap out from underneath it in a slow and gentle manner.
Since each Herc U Lift device is made from high-density nylon, it'll likely last you for years without ripping, provided that you don't try to use it to lift something heavier than 300 pounds. This is the weight limit it's been officially deemed to be able to tolerate. You'll even be able to lift two or more objects stacked on top of one another, as long as their total weight doesn't exceed this limit.
Each of these straps is fairly wide, measuring four inches across. That means each one is wide enough to support most objects as you lift and carry them around a building. Plus, your strap will be unlikely to get twisted and thereby stop supporting an object in the way that a narrower strap could.
The Herc U Lift strap has two fairly large handles that should comfortably accommodate virtually any adult human's hands. These handles have been designed to feel comfortable against the hands and help prevent slipping, so it's probable that you'll never drop what you're carrying with your strap due to slippage or pain. The handles are also made of plastic that's quite thick, so they shouldn't crack after a minimal amount of use.
When you're not using one of these straps, you'll be able to roll it up and store it away. Once you've rolled it up, the strap shouldn't take up more than a few inches of space (in either direction) in a drawer, your vehicle's glove compartment, or another location.
In each set of Herc U Lift straps, you'll receive two straps, and to lift an extra-heavy, long, or wide item, two people will be able to use both straps at once for leverage. For this type of lift, one person should stand at one end of the object and the other person should be positioned at the opposite end.
If you were to try to lift an object that weighs more than 100 pounds without the help of one of these straps, you could end up hurting yourself, especially if you're not physically strong. An item that you're straining to lift off the ground at one moment could end up slamming down onto your toe in the next moment. However, when you use your strap to help you complete this kind of lift, it'll give you some extra strength and help you keep the object a few inches away from your body.
On a related note, if you're having trouble lifting an object but are doing so anyway, you could quickly send it to the floor, where it could crack or break. The extra strength and leverage that you get from your Herc U Lift strap will limit the chances for this type of damage, though, as the object will likely remain off the ground. That means you'll be unlikely to find yourself fixing or repairing expensive or otherwise valuable items.
While this type of strap is ideal to use when you want to lift a square or rectangular object, it'll also aid you with lifting awkward-shaped items. As long as the item has a flat base and doesn't exceed the weight limit of 300 pounds, you'll be able to use this strap to hoist it, even if it has curved sides. Some decorative objects that you might set up in your yard or garden may fit into this awkward-shaped category.
You'll be able to use this strap to help you lift the vast majority of items you'll encounter on a daily basis, but you won't be able to use it to lift completely round items. The reason for this is that there'll be no stable, flat base for the strap to rest against. If you were to try to lift a completely round object (such as a ball) with this type of strap, the strap would likely slide right off the object and cause you to drop it.
When you're going to use your Herc U Lift strap to lift any object, make sure that the object is dry first. If the object is wet or slippery at all, the strap may not stay in the proper position, and you may lose the object as you're lifting or carrying it.
With the help of this strap, moving multiple items such as a group of cardboard boxes or the contents of a dorm room may become a much quicker job than it would otherwise be. Instead of moving each small object at once, the strap may give you the strength and leverage require to stack a few and move them together. Furthermore, you may be able to complete the entire job yourself instead of waiting for someone else to help you.
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