The right tool
for the right job
Hi, I am Paul, inventor of DONKEY PAL.
I worked in Bristol selling and installing carpets and vinyl until I retired.
I remember replacing a lot of kitchen vinyl which had been damaged (torn) by people dragging washing machines out from under the kitchen counter (expensive).
The damaged vinyl was a problem, however the focus on how to move a washing machine safely escalated when a builder friend (Martin Hutchingson) injured himself moving a washing machine, he has been in pain, and has had several operations removing 4 discs, he is now permanently off work aged 56 and is often in pain. There was no device to help him move a washing machine, so I put my mind to how I could stop other people experiencing the same fate. I started to design a device.
In the process of designing the device I saw on TV, a Doctors’ documentary, where a man was in a wheelchair and it was said his condition was caused by moving a washing machine 7 years previous. I wonder how many more?.
Take Care, Paul Day
DONKEY represents a “small workhorse” and PAL stands not only for “pull and lift” the action when using the device, but as a friend to help and protect you.