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    Stair Climber Brand Recommendation

    I am looking for recommendations for a stair climber for moving copy machines. Just wondering who has one and what brand if you like it. A quick search found PowerMate and Escalera. I'd rather hear any real world uses/complaints from members than watch staged YouTube videos.

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    Re: Stair Climber Brand Recommendation

    Nobody uses one??? Just get 4 techs together and lift up the stairs. With big machines there isn't always room and someone gets squeezed out. Luckily most places have elevators or wheelchair ramps, but sometimes not.


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    Re: Stair Climber Brand Recommendation

    Quote Originally Posted by 20gaugeO/U View Post
    Nobody uses one??? Just get 4 techs together and lift up the stairs. With big machines there isn't always room and someone gets squeezed out. Luckily most places have elevators or wheelchair ramps, but sometimes not.

    Escalera StairCat Stair Climbing Hand Trucks and Forklifts - Home Page

    We use this brand, model MS-1-72 when we need to, if it's a seg. 2-4; we use Copy Carriers if it's a larger segment or a bunch of stairs.

    "You can't trust your eyes, if your mind is out of focus" --

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    Re: Stair Climber Brand Recommendation

    We have one of the escalera model ms-1-66. It is over 10 years old and the only thing we have done is replace the batteries when they get to not holding a charge. We have moved machines as big as a Sharp MX6200 with it.


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    Re: Stair Climber Brand Recommendation

    We've used Escaleras for years. Our first one is still going and its got to be at least 15 years old. Rebuild them about every 7 or 8 years.


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    Re: Stair Climber Brand Recommendation

    Thank you very much for taking the time to respond. Always glad to hear from real world users. I'll look more into these models.

    JL


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    Re: Stair Climber Brand Recommendation

    Quote Originally Posted by 20gaugeO/U View Post
    I am looking for recommendations for a stair climber for moving copy machines. Just wondering who has one and what brand if you like it. A quick search found PowerMate and Escalera. I'd rather hear any real world uses/complaints from members than watch staged YouTube videos.

    Thanks for looking,
    JL

    We use both Escalera and a PowerMate. If you don't have a lift on your truck you need the PowerMate L-series. The Escalera only climes stairs. We have a big tire kit and big toe kit on ours. the lift attatchment sucks and is useless. P.S. All the old guys like the Escalera better and its a lot quicker on the stairs.

    Last edited by Mr.Claire; 12-13-2013 at 08:53 PM.

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    We have also used escalara for years. They work great one man can deliver a console machine no problem...


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    Re: Stair Climber Brand Recommendation

    Quote Originally Posted by Dhearn View Post
    We have also used escalara for years. They work great one man can deliver a console machine no problem...
    Yep, just keep the chains tight...


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