At best, moving and lifting heavy objects incorrectly will leave you with a sore back — at worst it can cripple you. With a device like Grundlach’s Lift-N-Move you can safely move heavy objects such as refrigerators, filing cabinets, and washing machines by yourself, but if you need to go up or down a floor you’d better hope there’s an elevator.
The Lift-N-Move lifts objects that weigh up to 1,000lbs to a max height of 14-1/2″. Two separate lifting units make up a complete Lift-N-Move set. Each welded steel unit measures 22-1/4″ wide and 26″ high. To distribute the load, each unit features two 2″ dual-wheel ball-bearing swivel casters.
You only need 6-3/8″ of clearance between the object and the wall to use the Lift-N-Move. Slide the lip of each unit under the object, then raise it by cranking each handle. You can wrap the included ratcheting strap around the load to make it more secure.
The Lift-N-Move is sold as a set of two lifting units with a 2″ x 25′ ratchet strap. It’ll run you $375.