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  1. #1
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    mechanical lift called a johnson bar

    made up my own johnson bar after seeing an antique one, it will lift amazing weight

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  2. #2
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    Re: mechanical lift called a johnson bar

    Usually you need a couple of them to move a heavy object, like a machine. It's not used like a hand truck.
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  3. #3
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    Re: mechanical lift called a johnson bar

    I do use it that way, I have 2 of those car haulers and then the johnson bar and push around like a trike
    I use this a lot around heavy machines , like my planer too

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    Re: mechanical lift called a johnson bar

    There is a variant of this tool intended for 'manual' moving of railroad cars.

    Page link: https://rrtools.com/product-category...oad-car-mover/


    Obviously, its slow, as each 'lift' only moves the rail car a few inches. Years ago a friend of mine worked summers at a small rural grain elevator and used this tool to move empty and full rail cars as each was filled.

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    Re: mechanical lift called a johnson bar

    its amazing what can be done by hand but the cost is high
    and a few years back I saw one of these johnson bars as an antique and was expensive
    easily made, long handle and works well , a must for a shop

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