Kirt's Hover Creeper

Inventor - Kirt
“There’s a lot of ‘do it yourself’ technicians out there that would love to participate in this particular product. We can get it launched to the pro market in a hurry.”

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Hover Creeper - Before
Before
Hover Creeper - During
During
After

Kirt runs a business that sells industrial creepers to truck and automotive companies and wanted to innovate it. If you’ve ever seen a mechanic on their back rolling around under a car on a creeper, you may have seen the wheels get stuck on bolts that are laying on the floor or stuck on a crack in the floor. Then there’s the problem of the creeper moving around all over the place when you are trying to tighten something down. 

We applied the Davison® Inventing Method to this challenge and figured out a way to remove the wheels completely. The mechanic can plug his or her shop’s air hose into the creeper and float on air and go over cracks and bolts with ease. Then, when they want to tighten something, they turn a handle to stop the air and they stop floating. Kirt’s product has been sold by Matco and he appeared on The History Channel with our founder showing the Hover Creeper off.

Hover Creeper has sold in:

Whiteside
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Brainstorming

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Concept Model

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Package Design

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Product Sample

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The photo above is of Kirt, the actual client who was not paid for his endorsement of our company.

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