Product Care

Caring for your Abaco product is essential to ensure its longevity and durability. On this page we cover:

  • Storage
  • Maintain Swivel Shackle
  • Maintain & Use ALG Stone Clamp
  • Cleaning ALG Lifter Pads
  • Cleaning ALG-ALifter Auto-Lock Mechanism
  • Maintenance Check List for ALG Lifters
  • Maintaining Ratchets on Seam Setters
  • Lubricating AGL Glass Lifter Series
  • SVL Troubleshooting
  • Removing ALG50 Center Plate

If you have any questions about caring for your product, please contact us


Store in a cool dry place protected from all weather conditions and Potentially Harmful products / chemicals.

Maintaining the Swivel Shackle: 

Make sure all parts are present, in place, and secured.

check to see if lubricated, if not, drop lubricant around the washer. We suggest 85w-140 Machine Oil.

Check once a week

For ALG Stone Clamps

Before Using Your Lifter:

  1. Determine if you are using the correct clamp weight and dimensions for your material.
  2. Check for any debris, dirt, grease, rust, buildup, or any other impurities.
  3. Check for any apparent damage. If Damaged, notify the warehouse manager right away.
  4. Lubricate any moving parts or parts with excessive wear.
  5. Do Not Use if clamps are wet or while raining,
  6. Lift one (1) slab at a time.
  7. Make sure the fall zone of the slabs is clear.
  8. Do not jerk the load.
  9. Raise and Lower Load Slowly.
  10. Keep loaded straight, and make sure it is as close to the ground as possible

Cleaning the ALG Lifter Pads:
Clean with warm water and the Pads mild soap with a brush, as needed. Rinse and let air dry.


Create a paste with one part baking soda, one part water, and use a toothbrush to scrub. Rinse and let air dry.

Cleaning the ALG Lifter Auto-Lock Mechanism

Cleaning the Lifter Auto-Lock is crucial for long-term performance. We suggest to clean weekly and lubricate with 85W-140 Machine Oil. Here is short video 

Maintenance Check List for ALG Lifters


Maintaining Ratchets on seam setters

Use a compressed air duster to remove any loose impurities.

Follow up by cleaning with a wire brush in order to remove stubborn impurities.

Make sure that your ratchet seam setter stays lubricated. We recommend lithium grease.

Please note that the treatment of the product affects its lifespan. Neglecting the required care can lead the product to a shorter lifespan, as well as potential damage.

Lubricating the AGL Glass Lifter Series – 6 page PDF


SVL Troubleshooting – 1 page PDF


Removing Center Plate on Abaco Lifter – 4 page PDF

Removing Center Plate on ABACO LIFTER