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MAD EasyLoad Hoist

March 29, 2018 - Products

<p>&nbsp;The EasyLoad remains inside the vehicle, away from the elements, and can be stowed above shelving on either side of the vehicle or in the center of the cargo hold until needed. <em>(Photo courtesy of National Fleet Products)</em></p>

National Fleet Products

National Fleet Products announced the new MAD EasyLoad Hoist, A quiet, powerful, easy-to-install 12-volt electric hoist, is now in stock.

The MAD EasyLoad Hoist is an alternative to post-mounted cranes. The EasyLoad remains inside the vehicle, away from the elements, and can be stowed above shelving on either side of the vehicle or in the center of the cargo hold until needed. Its boom is easily positioned for the task at hand because it can move on two axes, sliding laterally up to 8 feet, depending on the vehicle, and extending up to 45.5 inches in length.

Check out a video of the EasyLoad Hoist in action below: 

A robust 12-volt, 100-amp electric motor drives the boom and winch action, lifting maximum loads at up to 2 inches per second, at lengths of up to 65 feet. Handheld controls are easy to understand and operate even with one hand, and an 8-foot cable enables operators to position themselves safely in relationship to cargo as the EasyLoad moves. Unlike most winches, the EasyLoad operates quietly, allowing verbal communication to continue even during its operation.

The MAD EasyLoad Hoist is simple to install and only takes about four hours to do so. A low-profile tubular steel structure is easily configured to fit virtually any commercial van, service vehicle or box truck. The design transfers the load to the floor, and the four-legged configuration maintains structural integrity by attaching to the rear door frame and interior structural members with just four brackets. Cast iron mounting feet secure the framework to the deck. The system is easy to wire, and a simple door switch prevents the hoist from operating when the vehicle is closed.

<p>Unlike post-mounted cranes that can lose lifting capacity when fully extended, the MAD EasyLoad Hoist provides full-length boom travel with no loss of capacity.&nbsp;<em>(Image courtesy of National Fleet Products)</em></p>

Unlike post-mounted cranes that can lose lifting capacity when fully extended, the MAD EasyLoad Hoist provides full-length boom travel with no loss of capacity, according to the manufacturer. The hoist features a 45.5-inch boom extension combined with a 1,100-pound lifting capability.

Unlike swiveling cranes that do well to simply position a load at the threshold of a cargo hold, the EasyLoad can take the load well into the cargo space, forward of the vehicle’s rear axle, depositing it with its unique dual-axis precision.

The 1,100-pound capacity, heavy-duty EasyLoad Hoist weighs 330 pounds, minus its steel framework, which varies according to the vehicle it serves. Its boom is 90 inches in length when fully retracted, and its winch uses a 3/16-inch steel cable.

The light-duty EasyLoad Hoist can lift up to 550 pounds and weighs only 220 pounds, minus its steel framework. Its boom is just 75 inches in length when fully retracted, and it uses a 0.19-inch steel cable.

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