Handling Specialty played a significant part in the development of the modern assembly line used in automotive assembly plants today. This lift is a prototype that was developed for a Big Three automaker in the 80s as efficiency and ergonomics became an integral part of the auto assembly process. These self-propelled lifts were custom engineered and manufactured by Handling Specialty and were used in a simulated auto assembly plant environment to develop new processes and train workers.



  • 9,000 lb. capacity, hydraulic actuation, 120” long, 48” wide, 36” vertical travel, height 51.25”
  • Low profile lowered height of 15.25”
  • Research and development project for automotive industry
  • Two speed traversing drive controlled by on board pendant


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