I bought this product about a month ago to help me haul about 33,000 pounds of bricks in the bed of my F-350 (5000lbs per load). I was tearing down an old garage that had triple brick walls and hauling the fill to a farm that needed the broken bricks and masonry. I am down to about 2 loads and the Loadhandler is wonderful. It is a huge time-saver (saves me about 1 hr every load) and works good with my bedliner. I am looking forward to using it this fall hauling wood. I think it will save me time there too. It took me a little while (30-45 minutes) to get it all assembled together. My first use was on a 16 ft trailer. It as a little to tough to mount on trailer, but once I got used to how it works, I could do it again easily. Don't extend the Load handler all the way out to 15 ft. Leave 1-2 turns of material on the roller so you don't separate the sheet from the roller. Saved me about 30 minutes unloading that trailer, but would have been an 1 hr. saved if I hadn't unrolled it to far to get it started with a heavy load. This product is built tough, and worth the money for a working man and truck.
I had a less expensive model for 10 years and was very happy with it. When it was broken in traffic accident, I decided to replace it with the 3000 because of the ball bearings on the roller. I didn't know that the brackets were MUCH stronger too. I have used it several times and am glad I paid the extra money for the 3000. recommend that you fold the mat two times on the bed of the truck. This makes it easier to unload since you are only moving 1/3 of the load.
- How did the image on site compare with the actual product? I didn't notice if it showed that the brackets were made from heavy steel plates
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? good
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Although the brackets look a little crude, it works