The Pail Partner lifter/transporter from Lift’n Buddy eases back strain from lifting and transporting 5-gallon pails. Its yoke securely holds a plastic or metal pail just below its rigid collar. The yoke can be raised or lowered as necessary to pick up stacks of up to three pails, add to or take from a stack, wheel the stack to another location, and place the pails on a floor, shelf, tailgate, etc. A full pail of paint, joint compound, food, etc., can weigh more than 50 pounds. The Pail Partner can carry loads of up to 200 pounds and place them on surfaces up to 35 inches high. A battery-powered lift adjusts to the appropriate height to pick and place pails. Its 4-wheel counterbalanced design makes it easy to move pails to and from racks, pallets and countertops without interference from straddle legs. It requires no more room to operate than an ordinary 2-wheel hand truck and can turn a complete circle within its footprint. The lift can also handle case-packed goods when its hinged metal platform is flipped down over the yoke.