"[[Tracy Black, Kenco]'s] lifters are designed so you don't have to be exactly in the center of the object to lift effectively," he points out. "That speeds lifting because you don't have to find a balance point. You don't have to take time to measure to find the exact center point."
Attachment I Solutions Discover a Better Way to Lift attachments prove an efficient means to move material. By Kim Berndtson S teel chains, cables and slings are a popular way to lift everything from concrete barriers to pipe to rip forks that enable skid-steer loaders to move stacked material such as sod, bricks, wood, etc. “Having pal- “[Kenco’s] lifters are designed so you don’t have to be exactly in the center of the object to lift effective- rap. They’re simple to use and ini- let forks is like having a forklift on ly,” he points out. “That speeds lift- tially cost effective to purchase. But your jobsite or at your business,” ing because you don’t have to find a if you’re moving a lot of material, says Glenn Danuser. “Our forks are balance point. You don’t have to take they’re also slow and labor intensive. designed with a strong brick guard time to measure to find the exact “For a one-shot deal, chains and to help prevent materials from roll- center point.” straps can be economical,” says ing backward toward the operator. With chains and straps, you also Tracy Black, Kenco. “But if you’re [The design] helps keeps the materi- need to get underneath the intended working on a project such as a als out front, so you can precisely object to wrap all the way around it. shoreline or canal where you have to put them where you would like.” This isn’t required with many spe- place thousands of rocks, boulders, In addition to clamp-on bucket cialized lifting attachments. rip rap, etc., using an attachment forks, The Caldwell Group offers weld- “Our lifters only go about three- Specialized attachments such as such as a mechanical grapple is on bucket hooks for craning tasks. quarters of the way around an object, Kenco’s Barrier Lift can enhance productivity by enabling hard to easier and faster.” “You don’t have to disconnect the so you’re not affecting the pipe once handle objects to be moved more you place it in the ditch. It never quickly. touches the gravel,” says Black. “With a strap, when you pull the strap to gentler on the object being moved. remove it, you can also unintention- “This helps increase the life of a ally displace the gravel, which you barrier wall, because it reduces or then need to go back and fix.” eliminates damage,” says Dittbenner. “Every time you pick up and move a Increase safety barrier with a chain sling, you dam- “Contractors today are faced with age the concrete. The chains are steel ever-growing demands for a safer and they dig in, plus you’re carry- jobsite,” comments Shawn Lowman, ing the whole weight of the load Vacuworx. “Meeting those demands on that chain. This results in wear can be difficult with the rising costs that requires barriers to be replaced of doing business.” more often. With a barrier grab, the Lift attachments offer a cost-effec- pads reduce damage, so the barrier Vacuw
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