From Marshall Wilde, contractor Woodstock GA.
I am a general contractor and part time handyman. Lately I have been doing some contract work like putting together Gazebos with my helper. With these Gazebos, we get paid by the job. Recently my wife saw this cart on the internet and bought it for me with the idea it will help with my bad back. (I have had some issues lately lifting heavy objects.)
Anyway we have the Dolly Max with two extra posts and the wheel barrow handles. I have to tell you it worked great. We had to park the truck in front of the house. The porch was behind the house where the Gazebo was going to go. The Gazebo came in two boxes and were in the bed of the truck. We made two trips with the Dolly Max, one for each box. We were able to unload right on the porch saving about 40 or more trips to the front of the house. I loved the way the posts can be moved to different positions and how easily the handles come out for loading and unloading.
Ususally this Gazebo takes us about 9.5 hours to build with a 30 minute lunch. We got it done in 8 saving us about 1.5 hours. I usually figure minimum pay for myself at $20 per hour and my helper at $13 when I take on a job.
With the options we bought for the cart, our cost was about $500. (It starts at $400) I figure it was saving about $50 per job. It will have paid for itself in 10 jobs, or about 3 weeks.
My wife has bought me some "interesting" presents before but she hit a grands slam buying me this Dolly. Besides the time savings, we were not nearly as tired when we finished as with past jobs when we finished. I think it is because it saved us an hour and a half of walking hauling parts around the house. I want to thank who ever designed this thing. I don't know of another product we could have used to move these boxes around the house. The box on the cart in the picture weighs 341 pounds. The bigger box weighs 250 pounds. When I called the company to tell them what a great product they have, they asked me to write something about how I use it. I hope this helps other guys the way it helped me, just not the guys around my neighborhood that I compete with.
From: Denise Gillit [mailto:Denise@signsforspokane.com]
Sent: Thursday, January 09, 2014 1:28 PM
To: Michael Della Polla
Subject: RE: Dolly Max Follow up
Sorry it has taken me so long to get back to you.
We “LOVE” our Dolly Max!
It has been the most handy piece of equipment we have purchased in a long time.
We use it to move material around our shop and from our cutting barn into our work shop. We have even taken it out on job sites to move our larger signs around with ease.
When our vendor delivers, they put the bigger material on it. That way it keeps everything up off the floor and keeps the material from bending when leaning against the wall or other materials.
We highly recommend it to everyone. No shop is complete without one!!!!
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