The HS4 is an automatic application machine for handles on bedding plant packs. It is provided with a sliding table where storage boxes with handles can be staged. When the boxes with handles are empty, the table will automatically slide to the other side with filled boxes to continue, to insure minimal downtime. The HS4 takes the handles out of the storage boxes and sticks them right into the packs which are at the same time positioned at the destination conveyor. The HS4 provides a reliable and high-speed capacity up to 4,000 handles per hour in a small frame.