Pry Lever Bars

By John Dusek on 2011-03-08 13:13:26 -

In one of my earliest Blogs Advantages of Different Sized Pallet Jacks back in January 2009 I made mention of alternatives to using pallet jacks for maneuvering pallets.

The Pry Lever Bar has been around almost forever.  There are several alias names that the pry lever bar has, such as "cheater bar" and "Johnson Bar" which originates in 1842 as a gear selector bar in the transmissions of steam powered locomotives.

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The function as a fulcrum is quite obvious with the most common length of handle of about 6 foot.  Popularity is quite mixed with the compositions of Pry Lever Bar - Steel and Pry Lever Bar - Wood.

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Providing dock workers, riggers and freight handlers with the leverage to get underneath heavy objects for lifting with fork truck, hand truck or other types of trucks. Rolls on 2 - 5" x 2" poly-on-steel wheels. 6"W. x 8"L.x 1/2" thick steel nose plate with beveled edge is bolted on the wood handle units and welded on the steel units.