The Malone Telos Load Assist temporarily attaches to the J-style MPG114MD Downloader and provides a safe way to vertically raise the kayak from waist height into a position where it can easily be loaded into the carrier. You can detach the Telos and use it on the other side to load your second kayak into another DownLoader or store it in the trunk for unloading later. There is simply no other load assist system in the market with this versatility at this value.
|Capacity:||70 lb / 31.75 kg|
|Material:||Aluminum & Coated Steel, High Strength Foam|
Well designed and manufactured, strong enough to handle our kayaks. It will take a few practices to become proficient and reduce time of loading and unloading . No difficulty in assembling the Telos from new with clear instructions. This product has allowed us to use the Malone auto loader with considerably less effort and is a whole lot safer.
It's easy to assemble, easy to use and does the job once you get the boat onto the loader's cradles, but for a heavy boat (like a 63-lb. sit-on-top), you STILL need help getting it off the ground. Overall, I like this loader, but I've concluded that I need a trailer.
I had these shipped to Australia as it was cheaper than buying them here. I am so glad I did. I normally go kayaking by myself and I am able to use this product to lift the kayak up the side of my Toyota RAV 4, by myself. I am about 5 foot 4 inches tall, and I can just manage to lift the kayak to the bottom of the loader, after that it is a breeze, as long as I have a stool to step on.
Excellent!! i'm 67 my wife is 65. We are not tall persons and have had difficulty getting kayaks on the roof of our Audi Q5. This product combined with the Malone fold down rack made is a lot easier. Works as advertised. I would highly recommend.