Product Focus on Lift Equipment

Platform Hoist System

Platform Hoist System

Beta Max Inc. introduces its Max Climber™ 3300 transport platform hoist system. The Max Climber 3300 is designed to provide an easier and safer method of lifting up to 3,300 pounds of general building materials. The Max Climber promises safety and reliability in the roofing industry. Beta Max, of Melbourne, Fla., has been providing the construction and restoration industries with alternate methods for lifting building materials for over 20 years. For more information, call 800-233-5112, fax 321-768-9517, or visit www.betamaxhoist.com.

Gas-Powered Platform Hoist

Gas-Powered Platform Hoist

TranzSporter Platform Hoist from Tie Down Engineering will make your next construction job easier and more efficient. Our gas-powered platform hoist is ideal for moving shingles, roofing felt, insulation, lumber, and other building materials at remote building sites and hard to reach locations. The new LH-4000 Roofing Hoist has a lighter and stronger hoist design. It lifts 400 pounds of roofing and building materials up to 44 feet, and features an improved cable drum design and a dual braking system. The carriage is made from laser-cut steel tubing and the base section features a carriage bumper system. The collapsible carriage folds up for easy transport and storage. For more information, visit www.tiedown.com.

Axle Truck-Mounted Cranes

Axle Truck-Mounted Cranes

Giuffre Bros. Cranes offers a variety of truck-mounted cranes for the roofing industry. There are two popular boom trucks, the Dino 1800 and Dino 2500. The Dino 1800 has an 18-ton capacity, will reach up to 120 feet, and is mounted on a single axle truck. The Dino 2500 has a 25-ton capacity, will reach up to 146 feet, and is mounted on a tandem axle truck. Both units are in stock along with a variety of new and used units to suit the roofing industry. For more information, visit www.giuffre.com.

Tension Limiter Device

Tension Limiter Device

DBI-SALA, a Capital Safety brand, introduces the Tension Limiter device for safe lifting of personnel. The device limits forces exerted on a worker tangled in winch lines or surrounding structural elements and warns the winch operator should this situation arise. During raising operations, if the person should become tangled, the Tension Limiter device will automatically deploy a high-visibility payout line up to 30 feet in length. For more information, visit www.capitalsafety.com.

Material Lifter

Material Lifter

The Equipter RB4000 is the answer to homeowners’ complaints about roofing debris and damaged landscaping. With the ability to lift, extend and dump its box, the Equipter RB4000 can protect your customer’s property and all the while saving your company valuable time. For more information about the Equipter RB4000, call 866-332-8449 or visit www.equipter.com.

HVAC Unit Lift System

HVAC Unit Lift System

Moving an HVAC unit up off the deck, temporarily relocating it on the roof, or moving it off the roof to complete the roofing is expensive and time consuming. Roofmaster has solved the problem with the HVAC Jak system. The system comes in two models. The 4-inch unit (No. 509910) has four hydraulic jacks that can lift an HVAC unit up to 4 inches above the roof surface for waterproofing. In total they can lift 2,000 pounds and may be extended as far as 5 feet to accommodate a small to moderate sized HVAC unit. The heavy-duty model (No. 509925) can elevate an HVAC unit as high as 13 inches off the deck surface and extend a total of 11 feet, lifting 2,000 pounds. For more information, call 800-421-6174 or visit www.roofmaster.com.

Truck-Mounted Forklift

Truck-Mounted Forklift

Princeton Delivery Systems introduces its newest, multi-purpose, truck-mounted forklift for onsite construction deliveries: the PiggyBack® PB45. A new design provides the PB45 significant advantages in size, weight, and maneuverability, while its sure-footed, all-wheel drive power still rivals larger units. Exceptional field agility and a 4,500-pound capacity make the PB45 ideal for onsite deliveries of roofing and other construction materials, especially where unit weight or site congestion are factors. For more information, visit www.piggy-back.com.

Trailer-Mounted Boom Lift

Trailer-Mounted Boom Lift

Bil-Jax Summit Series® trailer-mounted boom lifts provide an industry-leading combination of outreach and load capacity. Five available models feature working heights of up to 61 feet. Hydraulic outriggers allow users to set up and begin operating the machines in as little as 30 seconds. Available options include drive-and-set, platform and jib rotation, allowing access to virtually any workspace. For more information, visit www.biljax.com.

Hydraulic Swing Hoist

Hydraulic Swing Hoist

The Spar-Marathon Hydraulic Swing Hoist is available in 1,000-pound or 2,000-pound versions, and both are designed for quick and easy setup and operation. Spar-Marathon also offers trolley track hoists, hand hoists and accessories, as well as three styles of ladder hoists. Products are available through dealers and the company’s Chicago warehouse. For more information, call 800-562-0090.

Material Handlers

Material Handlers

Garlock’s Versa-Lift 600 material handlers can be set up in as little as 15 minutes. You don’t need a CDL to tow them, special transit permits or an expensive crane driver to operate one. They can lift four-by-eight sheets of material, equipment, gravel, shingles and tile, or offload debris and tear-offs. And because they can place loads so precisely, you minimize second handling. Versa-Lift’s 600 pound capacity and 200 feet-per-minute line speed provide the capability to put over a quarter ton of material on a 10-story roof every minute. An articulating knee joint provides up to 23-foot additional reach. There are five Versalift models ranging from 52 feet to 118 feet, and five attachments to choose from. For more information, call Garlock Equipment at 800-328-9522 or visit www.garlockequip.com.

Reach Truck

Reach Truck

Hyster Company introduces the new Hyster ZR Class 2 reach truck. Hyster reach trucks let operators quickly and easily navigate narrow aisles in dense warehouse and distribution storage areas. With faster travel speeds and acceleration and better lifting and lowering, the ZR offers customers the ability to get more work done per shift and increase overall productivity. Hyster ZR reach trucks use electric brushless AC-motor technology to reduce maintenance costs and increase overall truck efficiency, and are available in single-reach (N35-45ZR) and double-reach (N35-45ZDR) configurations. For more information, visit www.hysteramericas.com.