We would also like to mention that lifting the upper assembly of the clothes hoist needed a bit more effort when turning the crank, it’s a no-brainer, it is a bigger unit with more clothes hung on it so that was to be expected and it’s by no means unmanageable.
The cost to own a Hills Heritage 5 is around the higher $4XX.XX AUD, despite Hills’ reputation for reliability when making clothes hoists, we think there are a lot of alternatives out there that can compete on that aspect while being a wee bit friendlier on the wallet.
- Solid overall build
- Huge capacity
- Very long lines to accommodates large articles
- Plastic gear system
- Made in China
- Price is still on the expensive side
Austral Deluxe 5
Just like Hills, Austral is one of the most recognised brands when it comes to laundry drying, as a matter of fact, it is one of the very few companies who still design and manufacture rotary hoists in Australia.
The Austral Deluxe 5 is one of their entry-level, high capacity rotary clothes hoists, its frame and lines are all made from galvanised steel just like Hills’ offerings but instead of an aluminium crank case, the Deluxe 5 has plastic gear assembly and case but the overall fit and finish is up to par with the rest of the ones we have here so that’s a really good thing.