Loadhandler Pickup Truck Unloader - Heavy-Duty Full-Size Professional Model, 3000-Lb. Capacity, Model# LH3000
should have bought one 10 years ago
Pretty easy to put together and install.
USed it the first time with two loads of large firewood pieces and worked great. It bound up but it was because a small piece of wood was getting caught up in the roller. I just backed off a bit, removed it and was good to go.
May 4, 2014
Works better than great!
I purchased this model 3 years ago. The first year we hauled 12-15 loads of wet wood chips. I have a plastic bed liner, so this works great. When hauling gravel, stone, and firewood, I've found that cleaning out behind the wheel wells before cranking makes it a lot easier to unload. Also take time to clean your bed before each load. This ensures each load will crank off as easy as possible. I ask my wife to idle the truck across the garden as I crank, thus getting a smooth uniform unload of product. This eliminates a lot of work leveling it out afterward. I read where some people complained about the length of the crank. I'm a man so I overload everything (more is better, right?) lol! So when you go to unload you find your crank is close to the ground. If it was longer you would be making only 1/2 turns through most of the load. Only with very heavy loads did I use two hands to crank the handle. Take it from a satisfied customer, buy it, you won't regret it!
February 24, 2014
If the material is loose dirt or gravel and gets off the mat and between wheel wells and bed bulkhead,it is very difficult to crank the handle. I purchased the rubber mat and when it arrived it was rolled up.I called the company and they told me to put the mat out in the sun and the UV would straiten it out.It worked.
February 4, 2014
Pick up truck loadhandler
I have used this load handler to transport mushroom soil, leaf mulch from the county reycyle center, tree brush, and fire wood. So far it has done an excellent job as advertised. I pull right up to the garden and drop the load. Same goes for tree brush. Saves time and energy for a 69 year old guy!! Great product.
February 4, 2014
I borrowed one of these from a friend..and used it on my Chevy Silverado 4x4 and I love it! I am a small woman- 5'1" and 110 lbs and usually work by myself on my small farm. I have used this to unload 2 truck loads of sand, a truck load of firewood and 3 loads of shingles. I have a hard time lifting over 40 lbs...and I was able to crank everything off by myself in less than 5 mins. I will say that if you have a Silverado with the tail gate guard that has a fin- it will not fit over it. I could not use it until I took mine off . I replaced it with one that was the same thickness throughout when I got a hard tonneau cover to replace my roll up one. Also if you need a part, they are inexpensive...I lost the handle so having to replace that. I plan to buy an unloader for myself in the near future.
November 5, 2013
Love this this
Hauled a huge load of trash and two loads of rock so far. Talk about a back and time saver. Love this thing, wish I bought it years ago when I first seen them. Not sure if the makers of the load handler read these or not. If so. Thank You..... I do wish they made a gear reduction 12v motor for it. But hey, if they do..... I'm buying one
September 15, 2013
More than worth the money
There's been a lot of times I wanted to haul something home but the time and effort to unload the truck outweighed, so to speak, the value of the "stuff" I wanted to get, and buying a dump bed for the truck is out of the question, money-wise speaking. So when I came across this little device I figured, "OK - so how far wrong can I go with this - if it works *once* it'll probably save me enough money to pay for itself". We have a 1/4 acre garden and our goats don't produce enough manure to compost down to let us improve it as fast as I'd like - and lemme tell you, our soil needs some *serious* improvement! So when I found a stable nearby that was having trouble getting rid of manure I strapped this thing to the tailgate and went over to get a load or ten. Got home with it, backed the truck up to the manure pile, hooked up the straps, and started crankin'. Lemme tell you, that ol' manure came off the truck slicker 'n...uh...manure! I find it's handy to have a scoop-type shovel to clean up what doesn't land on the unloader sheet, but that's just a minute or two of easy work instead of half an hour or more of lift-twist-toss-and-oh-my-achin'-back! Definitely worth the price. Handles two or three loader scoops of material just fine (probably a yard to a yard-and-a-half). One yard of topsoil from the nursery down the road came out with absolutely no problem. Gotta go - headin' over to the stable for another load!
May 6, 2013
Ask anyone who's put their back into shoveling a truck full of rocks or topsoil how much they wish they had a dump bed. There were times I considered buying or building a dump cylinder for my truck because I found myself needing to unload a heavy load with shovels that would have taken me an hour. Then I saw one of these on a television commercial and found that NT sold them. I installed it on my truck and immediately loaded the truck up with river rock. The easy to turn crank makes it simple to unload at the speed you want. If you have a fleetside bed (with the wheel wells stick in), you'll have to shovel around them as the retracting sheet only going in the middle part of the bed. That said, it's still going to do 90% of the work for you. Very good!
April 25, 2013
Saves me lots of shoveling
Works great to unload full pickup loads of horse manure in under 2 minutes. Not sure how to prevent it, but the rubber pads have marred the tailgate a bit.
August 20, 2012
Order was shipped and recieved in a timely manner. Installed on my F-250 in just a few minutes. I have used it 3 times so far. 2 Loads of Gravel at 2,000 lbs per load & 1 load of topsoil (about 1800 lbs). Could not be happier, has reduced my labor time immensely for small jobs.
August 14, 2012