Naturally, some of the best construction and demolition equipment was created to meet evolving needs–used for a variety of industrial rigging projects around the world, hydraulic gantries are a prime example. In this post, we’ll discuss the specific advantages Lift-N-Lock Hydraulic Gantries over other, similar equipment.
Hydraulic gantries were originally developed in the 1960s. At the time, they were needed for press installation, which was looking for an alternative to cranes. (In other words, equipment that was high capacity and low headroom). Since then, the purposes of hydraulic gantries have expanded, and they now serve as great alternatives when larger equipment cannot be used.
Advantage to Cranes
One example is the use of cranes. Complete with ropes and hoists, cranes are a common sight on most construction and demolition projects. Nevertheless, their uses are limited when there’s low headroom on the project.
Lift-N-Lock Hydraulic Gantries have impressive height capabilities, allowing them to complete the tasks of standard cranes and to move materials into low-headroom areas. Hydraulic gantries can also be placed on tracks, giving them the same mobility as mobile cranes.
Another great advantage is their flexibility. Cranes, by nature, can only hoist loads when the rigging hook is directly above the load’s center of gravity. Hydraulic gantries, on the other hand, can also be placed next to the load, providing greater flexibility for the crew. Hydraulic gantries also have their weight distributed over a large area, reducing the chance of loads becoming unbalanced.
Additionally, Lift-N-Lock Hydraulic Gantries utilize a special cam-locking technology that provides continuous load protection during the entire lift. If the lift cylinder were to fall, the cam-lock technology would hold the loaded materials in place, minimizing safety risks.
Lift-N-Lock Hydraulic Gantries can also be used along with the custom-designed Sideshift Endtruck Trolley System (S.E.T.S.), built out of a need to place large storage tanks. This system allows gantry housing to be moved off of tracks during placements of large loads and equipment.
Lift-N-Lock Hydraulic Gantries have other features that give them additional advantages over other equipment, including double-acting cylinders, rotating header plates, and steel hydraulic lines. Control features such as pressure-compensated controls and two speed load sensing are also included.
If you have any questions about how hydraulic gantries or Lift-N-Lock hydraulic gantry can be used on various projects, please don’t hesitate to contact us today.