LowLift hoist works in low-clearance areas
Jan 1, 2012 12:00 PM
The new LowLift cable hoist from Heil Environmental easily loads and unloads roll-off containers indoors or in areas with low overhead clearance — and in half the time of conventional roll-off hoists.
This hoist features a hinged tail that serves as a loading platform, enabling easier and closer alignment with the container. The much-lower loading height and container angle reduces clearance issues. LowLift loading technology also lessens the chance that a container will jump the rails during loading.
Like its siblings, the Heil DuaLift and KwikLift units, the LowLift's faster cycle times and performance advantages are accomplished with a unique traveling carriage design. A single cable sheave is attached to the carriage, which travels the entire length of the hoist, powered by a seven-inch telescopic cylinder. Every foot of carriage travel develops two feet of cable movement, extending or retracting, causing rapid container movement. The result is increased power and speed throughout the operation of the hoist, and a 30-second loading and unloading time.
With the LowLift in the horizontal position, the carriage can also push a container onto a dock or trailer enabling fast loading of pup trailers. At the disposal site, the heavy container is powered rearward before raising the LowLift, eliminating the need for 75,000-lb lift cylinders.
For more information, visit www.dualift.com or call toll-free 866-367-4345.
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