#231 Technician Back Health (Sample Tip from Premium Area)
Lifting various items during a repair has always been an issue for technicians. As wheels and tires became larger and heavier the issue has become more significant. The good news is that equipment is available to greatly reduce the problem. Several companies offer folding arms attached to the lift arms, so wheels can be moved a short distance to the left or right onto the arm without placing them on the floor and having to lift them back up. For wheels that need to be serviced or moved away from the vehicle there are special carts (or dollies) that can hold one or more wheels again preventing the need to place wheels on the floor. Most techs love both items – odds are that techs at your shop will, too.