Clever Foot Lever #CFL-SA11 ($199) Patent #8,235,401
– Sits on Axle
– 10″ Pedal Length
– 4″ Wide Treadle
– Reduces pullback by up to 90%
– Reduces excessive repetition of body motions; fewer injuries
– Lightweight (4.6 pounds)
– Modular bolt-on design
– Works with carts that have hand brakes
– Access to axle (for pulling hand truck out from under load with your foot)
– 4” Wide anti-slip foot surface
– Effortless pull-back reduces injuries to hands, shoulders, and upper back
– Controlled descent stabilizes load when “parking” hand truck
*Different Pedal Length Options are Available Upon Request. Standard Pedal lengths are calibrated to provide equivalent mechanical advantage in both mounting configurations.
The innovative Clever Foot Lever TM provides a significant mechanical advantage when added to a professional hand truck. Operators can lift heavy loads with less effort and better control.
The Clever Foot Lever™ was originally introduced to the military in 2012 to reduce the pull-back of the Rocke Solid® Outboard Engine Maintenance Rack System by 75%. It was later found to be a useful tool on hand trucks for route distribution. It is easier, safer, and reduces health issues for delivery drivers. After seeing the benefits received by the users of the Clever Foot Lever™, and learning about the need for a product like it from professional delivery drivers, we developed it to fit any hand truck. The average hand truck is rated at 500 pounds capacity. With the Clever Foot Lever™, it is up to 90% easier to pull back (break back). The patented design of the Clever Foot Lever™ allows the user to prevent injury, and save time.
The 13” Clever Foot Lever™ is allowing one person to move a 478 pound Outboard Engine Maintenance Rack (National Stock Number (NSN) 2990-01-597-2255), used by the US Military for the last ten years all around the world, with little effort.
Fits Magliner, Liberator, and most aluminum professional-grade two-wheeled dollies / hand trucks.
DISCLAIMER: The Clever Foot Lever™ is rated for the same weight as the manufacturer’s handcart and it should not exceed the limits noted on the handcart.
According to OSHA the direct cost attributable to work-related musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) total $15 to $18 billion per year, with indirect cost (such as resulting management costs or the cost of production losses) increasing the cost to employers to more than $45 billion.” – August 2014 https://spine.osu.edu
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Analysis Example: Suppose an employee had Carpal Tunnel Syndrome surgery and the insurance claims total $10,000. The Indirect Costs can then be estimated at $11,000 and the Total Costs become $21,000. If we assume a profit margin of 5%, then the true impact of this employee’s surgery is $21,000 divided by 5% or $420,000, which is the estimated additional sales needed to maintain this company’s 5% profit margin. Visit www.dol.gov/owcp for EEOICP statistics and compliance assistance.