Tapco wanted to show their customers how strong and rugged their grain buckets were by hanging the boss’ 8500-lb H1 Hummer from a standard bucket.
After contacting several portable crane manufacturers in the U.S., they found Easily Moved Equipment (eme) and asked if we could manufacture a lifting device that would do the job, not only at Trade Shows, but also at a customer’s facilities.
Having received NOs elsewhere, they were pleasantly surprised to get a positive response from eme.
The solution consisted of a custom-height 5-tonne portable, aluminum Gantry Crane and a 15-ft. Spreader-Beam, rated at 10000 lbs, plus fold-down legs to aid in moving the Gantry Crane around to aid in its assembly. The most challenging part of the design was integrating a Winch that could be run off 12-volt batteries. The Winch and lifting system were designed so that the Hummer could be lifted and lowered at locations that did not have the power required to power a standard 5-tonne Electric Chain Hoist.
The entire system, including the Hummer, can be delivered to any site using just a flat-bed truck and trailer; it takes 3-4 people to assemble the Gantry, Spreader-Beam, grain bucket and wire rope assembly.
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