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Powered Hand Truck

Safe, versatile one-person lift and load solution.

The Powered Hand Truck uses principles of balance and leverage to let one person safely lift heavy, fragile and bulky objects up to 140kg, on their own without the risk of injury.

The Makinex Powered Hand Truck (PHT2-140) is a universal materials handling solution that enables one person to safely lift and load equipment or bulky objects weighing up to 140kg (309lbs) on and off trucks and trailers. Costing a fraction of a budget forklift, the PHT2-140 is a cinch to use and does not require any operator licenses. It provides a quick and versatile alternative to using a forklift or tailgate loader for small loads. 

The Powered Hand Truck has many applications in workshops, warehouses, factories, depots, distribution companies, and hire and rental yards. Wherever bulky and awkward objects need to be loaded onto vehicles or moved around your facility. The PHT features powered lift via a 12V 25A linear actuator. 

The lifting arm reach is controlled by the user lifting or lowering the handles, and the arm height is controlled via a simple thumb switch. The unique design enables one person operation to lift and load directly into a truck, vans or utility vehicle. Or to place equipment and small loads on bench tops where they can be worked on. It eliminates awkward and dangerous one or two person lifts and reduces the risk of muscle strains and back injuries from heavy lifting. 

The sturdy Powered Hand Truck is surprising light and easy to manoeuvre. After use it is quickly folded down flat for easy transportation on a truck or storage. It comes with a hook attachment for lifting, moving and loading small equipment and machinery such water pumps, generators, air compressors, plate compactors etc. 

Several optional attachments (sold separately) are available for handling different types of objects: 

  • fork-lift, 

  • Glass Sucker, 

  • Sling and 

  • Strap frame attachment.


  • Lets one person safely lift up to 140kg / 300lbs 

  • Includes hook for lifting object via lifting eye 

  • Optional nose extension increases reach 180mm 

  • Optional rough-surface wheels enable outdoor use 

  • Easy to use and requires no licenses to operate 

  • Attachments to handle different type of objects 

  • Folds flat for easy storage and transportation 

  • Auto cut off to prevent accidental battery drain


  • Lifting heavy objects on/off customer’s vehicles 

  • Unproductive waiting for second person to assist 

  • Keeping loading bays organized and hazard-free 

  • Awkward shaped objects increase risk of injury 

  • Staff get tired out from lifting things all day 

  • Forklift trucks are clumsy and difficult to use


Powered Hand Truck | Safe, versatile one-person lift and load solution

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