||Construction/General Tool Products, Aerial Equipment: Looking up
This month Rental Management takes a look at aerial, access and lifting equipment including aerial work platforms and accessories.
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|Tiresocks safety pads
SafetyPads for aerial work platform gates from Tiresocks, Centennial, Colo., are made of thick foam and covered with heavy-duty fabric. OSHA-compliant yellow and black caution markings are now customized for each company with company name, service phone number and website. SafetyPad Kits include multiple pads of varying sizes to fit unique platforms and equipment buckets.
The 47/326 crane from Iowa Mold Tooling Co. (IMT), Garner, Iowa, has a lifting capacity of 21,625 lbs. at a radius of 15 ft. 1 in. It has a dual-power plus link arm system, which, IMT says can accommodate long reaches and lifting in high positions. The crane comes with a rated capacity limiter (RCL) system that monitors the crane’s load movement, operation and function. In an overload situation, the system warns the operator and interrupts the distribution of oil for crane functions, while allowing functions that reduce load movement to remain operational.
|LDC Industries boom lift
The UniLift trailer-mounted boom from LDC Industries,
East Moline, Ill., is battery-powered, has a working height up to 36 ft., 360-degree effective coverage and can be converted for use as a universal crane. The company says the power jack setup option allows for quicker and easier outrigger set-up. The unit weighs less than 3,000 lbs., allowing it to be towed by a pickup truck.
The A70TDi electrically insulated track-drive backyard lift from Man & Material Lift Engineering (MLE), Cudahy, Wis., has a working height of 79 ft. and a side reach of 35 ft. The company says the A70TDi, at 34.5 in. wide, can fit through a single door or gate. The machine has a hydraulic tool circuit, hydraulic adjustable tracks, auto-leveling outriggers, and a diagnostic screen for operation and troubleshooting. The MLE A70TD is available in battery- and diesel-powered models.
||Diversified Products man basket
The quick-attach man baskets from Diversified Products, Waco, Texas, can be mounted on any digger derrick boom that meets ANSI standard A10.31. The specialized adapter pins connect to existing holes in the end of the boom. The company says this feature adds versatility to digger derricks, allowing them to be used for more tasks and eliminating the need to bring other access equipment to the job site. The quick-attach man baskets are available in yoke-style, rotating or custom-built varieties. The yoke-style and rotating models have a 1,200-lb. capacity and include a 42-in.-by-72-in. floor.
The 55XA lightweight self-propelled aerial work platform from Haulotte Group, L’Horme, France, and Archbold, Ohio, is a new addition to the company’s niche X-Boom line. The 55XA has 45 percent gradeability, 4.5 mph drive speed and four-wheel drive capability. The articulating boom lift offers 500 lbs. of lift capacity, 61 ft. 3 in. of working height and 33 ft. 5 in. of maximum outreach. The use of outriggers has replaced heavy counterweight systems, so the machine can be used on pressure-sensitive grounds. The 6,000-lb. 55XA does not require a commercial driver’s license for trailering.
||Absolute E-Z Up lift attachment
The AEUP Rocker™ lift attachment from Absolute E-Z Up (AEUP), Charleston, S.C., is designed to simplify the positioning of materials, eliminating the need for manual drywall lifts. The company says the Rocker turns what once was a two-person project into a one-person task. A lightweight, electric-powered track and a detachable, adjustable cradle hold and lift materials. The attachment is activated directly from the platform by a push of a button. Materials travel up the track and are held in the proper overhead location to allow the worker to secure them. The cradle can be adjusted to hold panels up to 12 ft. and can lift up to 89 lbs. The Rocker is certified for use on the company’s CAWP 9.6 and the IAWP 7.3.
||Snorkel self-propelled mast lift
The SPM20 self-propelled mast lift from Snorkel International, Elwood, Kan., has a 20-ft. platform height and uses skid-steer controls. The unit weighs less than 1,900 lbs. and the company says it has an enhanced new design that includes a sequencing wire rope system to provide smoother elevation and descent.
|MSA Safety Works harness kit
The Workman Aerial Lift Kit from MSA Safety Works, Pittsburgh, includes a workman vest-style harness with integral shock-absorbing lanyard and heavy-duty canvas carrying pouch for fall protection. It is available in two sizes, meets ANSI A10.32 and OSHA regulations, and is certified to CSA Z259.10-06.
||Genie vertical mast lift
The Genie GR20J and GR™26J Runabout self-propelled vertical mast lifts with jibs from Genie Industries, a Terex brand, Redmond, Wash., are designed for use in locations requiring more outreach in a confined space. The units have a lifting capacity of 440 lbs. and respectively offer an “up-and-over” maximum clearance of 13 ft. 10 in. and 21 ft. 10 in., a maximum working height of 25 ft. and 32 ft., and a maximum horizontal reach of 10 ft. 7 in. and 10 ft. 3 in. The jib has a 140-degree range of motion and hydraulic turntable rotation.