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New One Tonne Crane is Loads Better

New One Tonne Crane is Loads Better

The new Swing Lift Foldaway 1000 from Penny Hydraulics is a compact, robust and reliable vehicle mounted crane for pick-ups, drop sides, flat beds and box vans that can lift a full 1000kg load at the maximum boom extension of 1.5m. The crane is suitable for a wide range of delivery, service and engineering applications including water companies and the railway industry. Like all Penny Hydraulics products, it is designed and manufactured to eliminate the need for manual handling and reduce the risk of injury to operators and damage to vehicles and loads whilst helping employers to comply with Health and Safety regulations.

The new Foldaway 1000 incorporates hydraulic slew as standard. This promotes safety by eliminating the need for operators to use physical effort and providing greater control over the boom and load because all lateral movements are powered smoothly and accurately by the precise hydraulic mechanism. Hydraulic slew also eliminates the risk of the boom and load from moving unexpectedly even if the vehicle is parked on an incline. Electrical and mechanical slew options are also available.

Boom height and extension can be specified manual or hydraulic for added versatility. The boom length is 1.5m when extended and 1.2m when fully retracted. Load lifting and lowering is enabled by a powerful and robust electric winch. A hydraulic winch, driven by the vehicle’s PTO, is available as an option and enables operators to utilise all of the benefits of a fully hydraulic solution. The standard 9m rope is ideal for most loads and allows items to be handled below ground level. Longer ropes can be supplied to support deep-hole construction, utility and maintenance applications.

The Foldaway 1000’s remote control facility and hydraulic slew ensure that operators stand away from the handling area for additional safety when lifting heavy and bulky loads. A single person can load and unload a vehicle safely and independently to save time and manpower.

Simple design and robust construction combine to produce a crane which is easy to install, operate and maintain for low overall cost of ownership. The sub-frame is a completely new design for this class of crane and is even more compact than the previous model. The fully integrated hydraulic motor and oil tank are housed inside the pillar for additional protection and to minimise the crane’s footprint. The boom folds away when not in use and this, combined with the low weight of 175kg, ensures the maximum load area and payload are available on the vehicle.

Safety features on the Foldaway 1000 designed to protect the operator, vehicle and load include patented overload protection device, automatic braking in the event of power loss, circuit overload protection, remote control and overwind protection.

The Foldaway 1000 is supplied with remote control as standard with radio control as an option. Other options include hydraulic winch with PTO from the vehicle, alternative pillar heights and manual or hydraulic support legs.

All Penny Hydraulics cranes are designed and manufactured to meet exacting quality assurance standards for safe, economical and reliable performance with long maintenance-free service intervals. Solid construction with steel components promotes durability and provides excellent protection against corrosion and wear. Penny Hydraulics provides a complete design and installation service with a nationwide network of engineers to help customers comply with current legislation. Its comprehensive after sales service and maintenance programme, which includes nationwide training, is designed to provide complete peace of mind to customers.

Penny Hydraulics designs and manufactures lifting and load handling equipment for use in a wide range of applications. Products include the Swing Lift range of medium duty cranes for use on pick-ups, drop-sides and flat-beds and the Step Lift, Load Lift and Tail Lift lifting platform ranges for use on pick-ups, drops-sides and vans. The company also manufactures the Mezz Lift for handling loads between ground floor and mezzanines and specialist equipment for handling wheels, tyres and barrels in vehicles and at customers’ premises. Penny Hydraulics is a privately owned family business based in Clowne, Derbyshire.

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