Q: What is the Loadhandler? A: Loadhandler® is an economical pickup truck unloader. It is a one-way conveyor belt that attaches to a truck tailgate and, by manual cranking, will convey all items in truck bed to the rear of truck (or drop off end of tailgate if so desired).
Q: How does it work? A: You take a load of material atop the Loadhandler “dragsheet” that covers the truck bed. When ready to unload, drop the tailgate, crank the handle and the load comes off. In engineering terms, the Loadhandler provides a combination of high mechanical advantage and low friction.
*Q: Does it really work that easily? A: Yes. If it sounds too good to be true, visit a material yard or the dumps, and ask one of the Loadhandler users, who visit frequently, how the unloader works for them. Or better yet, watch them unload.
Q: How strong do I need to be? A: The most stubborn loads (rock, gravel, etc., up to over a ton) will require a good amount of strength and pressure on the crank handle to get it to turn. Other loads that are lighter and create less drag (mulch, firewood, boxes, etc.) can be removed with much less pressure and strength.
TIP: On VERY heavy loads, spray bed-liner or truck bed with Silicone spray (or Armor-All) to make more slippery.
Q: Who is the Loadhandler® customer? A: Landscapers, homeowners, gardeners, farmers, do-it-yourselfers, roofers, contractors, grounds-keepers, camp-grounds, utilities or anyone who owns a pickup truck.
Q: Can I install it myself? A: Yes. The initial setup can take up to 30 minutes, but once the the unit is assembled, it can be easily installed and detached in less than a minute.
*Q: What is the “dragsheet”? A: The dragsheet is a rip-stop woven polyolefin fiber (Polypropylene weave) with a tensile strength of 10 tons across its width and length. The dragsheet is attached to the Roller with duct tape and can be easily replaced.
Q: How long will the dragsheet last? A: With proper maintenance, the dragsheet will last many years. Small rips can be patched with duct tape, and frays can be trimmed with sharp scissors.
Q: How does your shipping policy work? A: Shipping Fees apply on Loadhandler orders. Orders are processed and shipped Monday-Friday, with the exception of standard Holidays. Orders typically will ship within the same or next business day from receipt of order. Standard shipping method is UPS Ground or US Postal Service. Customers may choose expedited shipping options as requested. Loadhandler is not responsible for service transit times of our carriers. Loadhandler will ship to street addresses in the continental United States, Hawaii, and Alaska.
Q: How do Refunds, the 30-Day Guarantee and Warranty work? A: You have a 30-day money back Guarantee with Loadhandler. If you are unsatisfied in the first month, simply return the unit to wherever purchased for a full refund. Unit must be returned in good condition with all parts. Customer is responsible for return shipping charges.
After 30 days, your Warranty is good for one year on all parts. If a part breaks, without fault of improper use or accident, simply call us at 800-580-0791 and we will address the warranty. If you are beyond the 1-year Warranty, spare parts are available for purchase on all Loadhandler products.
Q: Can I purchase replacement parts? A: All parts are replaceable and can be purchased directly from our website, or by calling 800-580-0791. Dragsheets, handles, brackets, straps, etc. – all spare parts are available.
Q: Will it fit my truck? A: Yes, and it is available in 2,000 and 3,000 pound models. Brackets are adjustable to fit most tailgates. Use our Application Guide to see which model is best for your truck.
Q: How can I order The Loadhandler®? A: The easiest way to order The Loadhandler® is online, or call us direct at 800-580-0791.