Posted on October 31, 2023

Great Lakes Lifting Offers How-To Video Series

Our blog readers know that we recently unveiled a new Maintenance Program to allow our customers to focus on the job rather than technical and mechanical maintenance.

That said, some basic tasks can be done in-house, or by your machine operators, for safety and optimal use. These are not maintenance tasks, by definition, but tips for everyday use. To help you further, our own Steven Brooks created some “How To” videos on YouTube to help with some of these common, daily checks.

We’ve also posted them on social media a couple of times, so be sure to follow us on Facebook and LinkedIn!

Here’s a summary of what we’ve prepared so far:

  • How to do your daily checklist on your SmartLift®

Before you start using your SmartLift® you should perform a daily inspection. This video will help guide you through the process. 

Watch video: 

  • How to make sure your anti-turnover safety switch is working

SmartLift® models 280, 380, 580, 408, and 608 all have this anti-turnover switch.

Watch video:

  • How to change a cup on a SmartLift®

You may need to replace a damaged cup or change a cup to attach to different surfaces. 

Watch video: 

Again, be sure to follow us on social media for more helpful tips and videos and new YouTube shorts as well.


Great Lakes Lifting Solutions is an authorized Illinois Spydercrane & Wood's Powr-Grip® dealer and exclusive Midwest SmartLift® distributor. It is a family-owned and operated business since 2007.

*Exclusive SmartLift® distributor in the following states: IL, WI, IN, KY, MN, TN, OH, MI, MO

For more information, contact Great Lakes Lifting Solutions by phone at (815) 931-4825 or online at


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