The Genie Lift looks just like a regular hand truck, but the bottom plate lifts up as high as four feet to lift up to a 400 lb. payload. We saw a couple of movers loading a refrigerator over a kitchen bar with one of these a while back and have been jonesin’ for one ever since. The compact design allows you to lift and maneuver in all sorts of congested work areas.
To lift the base, you crank what’s essentially a ratcheting, hand-cranked winch, which operates kind of like a come-along. Swivel casters on the bottom front make it easy to roll loads around on smooth surfaces. We saw a 4′ lift model, but Genie Lift offers an 8′ lift model as well.
This looks tons better for loading trucks and furniture than straight arm power with the added benefit that you can also use it as a regular dolly. Pricing starts at $799.