The Minute Man HDH is a full auto-load slide in wheel lift. It's been our most popular model and has proven itself in the marketplace for over 7 years. Click 'Read More' for full details. The HDH has now been replaced by the even more capable Minute Man XD - see full details here: http://www.minuteman1.com/xd
Minute Man wheel lifts go places where full-sized wreckers only dream of. Operation is done from inside your truck with the included six button hand control. With a lifting capacity of 3,500 lbs and towing capacity of 7,500 lbs Minute Man can be installed on 8,600 lb. or heavier GVWR truck (never exceed the manufacturer's GVW rating). We recommend installation on a truck GVWR of at least 10,000 for best results. The Minute Man HDH can be installed on Ford, *Chevy or Dodge long bed or short bed trucks.
We recommend a counter balance of no less than 400 lbs. This can be in the form of a weight attached to the front of the truck under the chassis and bolted to the frame directly under the radiator. You can also replace the front bumper with a weighted version. It is required to add three springs (to the factory stack) or SuperSprings to the rear of the truck.
The Minute Man is easily installed and can be transferred to other trucks in your fleet. The hydraulic pump is self-contained and pre-installed and wired to the wheel-lift for easy servicing. The Minute Man is powered by one 12V battery. All functions are powered by hydraulics (boom UP/DOWN, fold IN/OUT, jaws OPEN/CLOSE). Minute Man has a 65" reach capacity. The HDH differs from the original wheel lift model because the jaws or L-Arms are hydraulic powered whereas the Original is spring actuated.
Frequently Asked Questions:Q: What is the difference between the Minute Man Original & the Minute Man HDH?
A: The difference is on the head of the lift. The MMO (Minute Man Original) has "C-Hooks" that pivot around the tires of the parked vehicle when the lift is backing in. The HDH (Minute Man HDH) has hydraulic powered "L-Arms" which grab the wheels of the vehicle with the push of a button on the in-cab hand control.
Q: Can I put a Minute Man on my F150, or 1500, etc. ?
Q: Does Minute Man sell used or refurbished equipment?
A: Generally speaking we do not deal in used equipment. If you are thinking of buying a used lift from a 3rd party, please see our used Minute Man tips here: click here
Q: Does Minute Man make an underbody lift?
A: No. Both of our models mount in the bed of the truck to the frame. Our customers like how our lift tows compared to other slide in and under-body lifts. Installation of the Minute Man does not require frame modification - some of our competition does.
Q: Can I move my Minute Man from one truck to another?
A: Yes - If both trucks have the same box size. We make 2 different size lifts: a short box (for 6-1/2' box) and a long box (for 8' box). Never install a long box lift into a short box truck or vice versa.
Q: Is installation included in the price?
A: No. Installation is available for an additional charge.
Q: Can the Minute Man be shipped to me?
A: YES!! We ship the Minute Man fully crated via freight truck throughout North America. We can also ship internationally - please contact us for a shipping quote - we need the complete address and zip/postal code. Shipping to commercial address with fork lift is required. If you do not have access to a fork lift or a commercial address shipping can be arranged for you to pick up at your local freight terminal. Call for details - we can handle it!
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