Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Loadhandler?

Loadhandler® is the most economical bakkie/LDV unloader available. A one-way conveyor belt that attaches to the vehicle tailgate and by manual cranking will convey all items in truck bed to the rear of the bakkie (and drop off the end of the tailgate if so desired).

 

How does it work?

You take a load of material (virtually anything) atop the Loadhandler® “dragsheet” that covers the bakkie/LDV 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.

Is it really that easy?

Yes – If you have not seen a Loadhandler® unit working please watch one of many videos on social media about how easy this makes off-loading. When you start to use the Loadhandler® you will become an instant hit at the dump site when you don’t break into a sweat and off-load in a fraction of the time of the other vehicles.

How strong do I need to be?

The most stubborn loads (rock, gravel, etc., up to 1.3 tons) come off with 32kg of force on the crank handle. Other loads that create less drag (mulch, firewood, boxes, etc.) can be removed with much less force – many loads can be unloaded by a child

TIP: On VERY heavy loads, spray bed-liner or bakkie/LDV bed with silicone spray to make more slippery.

Can I install it myself?

Yes. The first “fitting” will take 3 to 5 minutes. After that it takes about 30 seconds to install or detach.

How long will the dragsheet last?

With care, the dragsheet will last many years, or up to 500 unloading’s. Small rips can be patched with duct tape.

Can I purchase replacement parts?

All parts are replaceable and can be easily purchased directly from Loadhandler® by contacting us via phone/email. Dragsheets, handles, brackets, straps, etc. – all spare parts are available and inexpensive.

How can I order The Loadhandler®?

You can order The Loadhandler® online or call us direct at +27 82 452 9308.

Who is the Loadhandler® customer?

Examples of people who use Loadhandler® include landscapers, homeowners, gardeners, farmers, DIY enthusiasts, builders, contractors, hunters, grounds-keepers, delivery companies, utilities or anyone who owns a bakkie/LDV and makes deliveries.

What is the "dragsheet"?

The dragsheet is a rip-stop woven polyolefin fibre (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.

How do the Guarantee and Warranty work?

You have a 30-day, money back guarantee with Loadhandler®. If you are unsatisfied in the first month, simply return the unit to us for a refund. The costs of returning the item (courier & credit card fees) will be deducted from the refunded.

Your warranty agreement is valid for one year from date of purchase on all parts for latent manufacturing defects and excludes fair wear and tear. If you do experience a problem please call us at +27 61 614 1844 and we will replace the item.

Will it fit my bakkie?

The Loadhandler® units have designed to fit most bakkies/LDVs and are available is available in two models – heavy duty (for loads of up to 1,300kg) and medium duty (for loads of up to 900kg). Brackets are adjustable to fit any tailgate thickness. Use our Vehicle Guide to see which model is best for your application.