The KDR boom lift is designed to give contractors an “extra hand” when lifting heavy items located in hard-to-reach spaces or just to eliminate the cost of a crane rental. According to the manufacturer, this lightweight, easy-to-assemble unit sets up in minutes and has been known to pay for itself in less than a year or in some cases a single job. An optional 110-volt power winch is also available. The company says that benefits include reduced risk of injury to workers, reduced manpower needs and lower crane rental costs.

KDR Co. Boom Lifts, 15150 S.E. Bradford Road, Clackamas, OR 97015; (971) 244-0018; www.kdrco.com.