Beehive lifter Spatz D260 Off-road or indoors


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Delivery time: 10 workdays
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Please note:
To order, details of the length and width (including handles) of the frames used are required.
Measurements are requested at the checkout!

The price for this device is valid in combination with our scissor grab.
When ordering in combination with a gripper of your choice, please request a quotation.
Gripper selection




Product video: Spatz D260

Download PDF: Beehive lifter Brief description

Structure / Function:
Nach dem Kran-Prinzip, als mobiles Transport- und Hebegerät.
The telescopic height-adjustable stand is equipped with a mechanical double cable winch.
With the adjustable return brake (red lever on the crank), the winch brake can be blocked against involuntary run-off and braked specifically when lowering, depending on the lifting weight.
The frames are lifted horizontally without tilting by means of two parallel traction cables.

The Spatz D260 Beehive lifter (wheel diameter260mm) is particularly suitable for
for energy-saving transport on largely level terrain and in rooms with confined space.
Equipped with the scissor grab (standard), it supports beekeepers with the usual lifting work at the apiary. Also when transporting heavy honey containers made of plastic or stainless steel in the honey room, the scissor grab is exchanged for a container grab (max. 80kg) or Hobock grab (25kg / 40kg). Thanks to the smaller wheel diameter of 26cm, it has a smaller space requirement.
For transport over a longer distance, the container is lowered onto the roller foot.

Option: Container gripper for stainless steel containers with bow handles

Option: Hobock gripper for plastic containers with 25kg or 40kg

Option: Support forks when lifting frames on sloping hive stands:
With support forks that are attached to the telescopic column with a clamping device, the Z. lifter can be supported on the hive frame or pallet surface for lifting the load, even without a chassis.

Application at the apiary with a few simple steps:

  1. Adjusting the required lifting height on the telescopic stand.
  2. Approach of the Z. Lifter to the prey.
  3. Lower the scissor grab to about 10cm above the frame to be lifted.
  4. Clamp the cable winch (red clamping lever on the crank).
  5. Unlock the scissors-type grapple (push the locking ring into the centre of the axle).
  6. Lift the frame(s) up to the stop under the winch.

Now the lifted frames can be moved away from the working area behind the hive.

To drain the frame(s), die Windenbremse (am roten Klemmhebel) geringfügig, je nach gehobenem Gewicht lösen.

Scissor grabs (Standard):

Technical data:
Dead weight: 18kg
Lifting height max. 1,75m
Lifting weight max. 80kg
Payload on floor stand: max.130kg
Tyres:  Sturdy pneumatic wheels 260mm. (Units of type "Spatz D 260mm" can be retrofitted to tyre diameter D 400mm).
Track width: 560mm

Download PDF:

Frame lifter description

Model: Spatz D260 with tilt foot on request:
Quick and effort-saving access to the lower frames (brood). simply tilt the lifted frames backwards out of the working area.


Additional information

Weight 21 kg
Zargenbreite Außenmaß - bitte abmessen!

Zargenbreite zwischen 35,5 – 38,0 cm, Zargenbreite zwischen 37,0 – 40,5 cm, Zargenbreite zwischen 39,5 – 43,0 cm, Zargenbreite zwischen 42,0 – 45,5 cm, Zargenbreite zwischen 44,5 – 48,0 cm, Zargenbreite zwischen 47,0 – 50,5 cm, Zargenbreite zwischen 49,5- 53,0 cm

Zwei Rädertypen zur Auswahl

Wheel base without tilt function (standard), wheel base with tilt function

Frame length (incl. handles) Please measure the outer dimension!

Zargenlänge bis 42,5cm, Zargenlänge bis 45cm, Zargenlänge bis 47,5cm, Zargenlänge bis 50cm, Zargenlänge bis 52,5cm, Zargenlänge bis 55cm, Zargenlänge bis 57,5cm, Zargenlänge bis 60cm