Heavy-Duty Steel Pry Bar Lever - 11,000-Lb. Capacity, 72in. Handle
Although I wouldn't try to use it to it's full capacity, this dollie is certainly worth the cost for somewhat lighter loads. We use them in pairs to move heavy safes, often weighing over a ton. Getting the safes up off the ground to get a pallet jack under them is a breeze using these. Then once set in place, we use the dollies to fine tune the safes location.
September 17, 2013
"This pry-bar might be fine for lighter stuff, under 2000lb, but it's capacity is WAY OVERSTATED."
This is very true. I purchased the pry-bar because of the capacity specs. I lifted stuff that is not anywhere near it's capacity. The bar is now so badly bent that it is nearly unusable. Maybe it is because the bar is hollow instead of solid?
The size/shape/angle of the bar is great, but it absolutely cannot preform as the specs indicate. I am going to attempt to exchange mine as it may be a lemon.
August 23, 2013
This lever/ fulcrum tool is a real handy thing to have when you need to move something extremely heavy.
Although I only used it twice it has paid for itself in that I had to move a 400 pound safe.
April 23, 2013
Better than wood handled one, though not US made
I purchased this, then before it arrived I bought a Vestil wood handled lever dolly thinking the American made tool would work better for moving a 2000 lb milling machine by myself. I canceled this lever, but it was sent anyway. Northern screwed that up, but I'm glad they sent it anyway because this dolly was much easier to use than the wood one. I can't speak for the 11K lb rating, but the two plusses this has over the Vestil and Fairbanks levers is that the toe plate is smaller/thinner and easier to get under my machine at odd angles. It also has smaller wheels which means you can get the pivot point closer to the machine making it easier to lift. The Vestil lever had large high-quality rubber coated wheels, but they ended up making it harder to lift and roll. The Northen lever has small bearings as wheels, probably cheaper, but work fine on a concrete floor. This lever dolly worked really well for me.
April 23, 2013
Will not lift anywhere near stated capacity
Tried to pick up the back of my 2000lb forklift (~3700lb gross weight) with this lever and with all my weight (~160lb) hanging on the back of the handle - the forklift would not bulge and the handle started to bend.
This prybar might be fine for lighter stuff, under 2000lb, but it's capacity is WAY OVERSTATED.
November 12, 2012
Good Quality Pry Lever, definitely up to the task of moving heavy machinery. I would recommend this product.
August 13, 2012
I have two of these and the mechanical advantage is excellent. This tool is much more stout than the wooden analog. I have used one of these and three guys to lift up a 7000 lb mill and the handle does not deflect at all. The rollers are replaceable bearings so if you mess them up it's easy to get new ones. I know that tearing up concrete is not what these are designed for but if you put something solid under the wheels this thing is awesome at lifting up concrete slabs so you can bust them up. I will probably end up buying more of them and at this price they are a steal.
February 22, 2010
The steel pry lever worked great with the machine skates to move a 2500# machine.
July 13, 2009
Great leverage and power lifting capability
This is a good tool for moving and prying heavy items located on solid surfaces.
March 16, 2009
The Pry Lever I love!
I just wish I had bought this pry bar years ago!
Wow, this thing have saved my back from so much stress - it lifts from an extremely low height so I can get a jack or a skate under things, and I can move stuff around thanks to those wheels.
I bought this for a tough project and it made the completion of the project possible.
This pry lever is so stout I have not been able to damage it no matter what I do to it.
This is an inexpensive tool - and I compare that to how much effort this has saved me.
This tool is totally a bargain and is so tough I think it will pass through the generations.
March 16, 2009