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New Tyre Lift for Versatile Handling Safety

New Tyre Lift for Versatile Handling Safety

The new Penny Hydraulics Tyre Lift is a versatile platform lift for handling tyres, wheels and other loads up to 250kg between ground level and a first floor or mezzanine store in busy workshops and depots. The Tyre Lift offers greater flexibility than continuous belt type products because it can handle all sorts of items in addition to tyres and wheels which means that the available storage area can be used more efficiently. It provides a cost effective solution for complying with manual handling regulations and reduces the risk of injury to employees. The entire handling process can be undertaken by a single person using the Tyre Lift without any manual lifting.

Compact design minimises the Tyre Lift’s footprint without restricting the available storage space and working area. It is available in a range of standard models and can handle three truck tyres or ten car or van tyres at a time as well as batteries, body panels and other stock items with a maximum working load of 250kg at heights up to 4.0m. Bespoke versions are also available to meet customers' specific requirements. Robust construction using steel components ensures the Tyre Lift can be installed indoors or outdoors for reliable and productive use.

Self-contained hydraulic power provides smooth and precise operation with no need for a floor pit. The Tyre Lift is supplied with its own motor pump unit and can be installed in any location where there is a standard 240V 13A mains power supply. The lifting speed of 0.5m/s means that a four metre distance between the ground floor and mezzanine is covered in just eight seconds. A unique hold-to-run system promotes safety by stopping the lift whenever the control lever is released. Additional safety features include overload protection. Interlocked gates that prevent entry to the working area while the lift is moving are available as an option.

With more than a third of over-three-day injuries reported to the HSE and local authorities each year related to manual handling there is a real need for mechanical lifting assistance. Over one million people in the UK are affected by musculoskeletal disorders caused or made worse by their work and this leads to an estimated loss of 12 million working days each year. The Tyre Lift provides users with a versatile and cost effective alternative for lifting and lowering loads covered by the current manual handling regulations. These recommend that the manual handling of anything but the lightest loads is avoided, especially where work involves repetitive tasks. The maximum weight recommended for manual handling under any circumstances is now 25kg for men and 16kg for women.

All Penny Hydraulics products are designed and manufactured in the UK 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, drop-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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