Equipment at Work
High Reach Inc. out in the field flexing it’s muscle
Since we first introduced Canada to the Broderson line of carry deck cranes (back in 1982, when the mountains were still cooling) High Reach Inc. has continually used our expertise and cumulative knowledge to solve machinery moving, production, construction, and maintenance problems in industries ranging from vinyards to rail yards, from power plants to parts stamping, and from hospitals to hangars.
Here are just a few action (and some stop-action) examples of our equipment at work.
IC-80At the 5,000 foot level, a diesel-powered Broderson IC-80. assists in the placement of steel and materials in the construction of a new shaft down to the 10,000 foot level in Timmins, Ontario. The IC-80 is, by far, the most popular crane built by Broderson. Extraordinarily small and versatile, the IC-80 is capable of doing some heavy work, too. Every major car maker in North America can’t be wrong, can they?
IC-35-2BMaintaining mining, pulp and paper mills with fewer personnel is a dilemma faced by many facilities throughout the world today. Shortened scheduled downtimes increase the necessity for improved material handling methods. An IC-35 can perform motor and pump change-outs without the previously required manpower, time consumption or safety risks. Here, the small and powerful 4 ton lifting capacity Broderson IC-35 prepares to load its carry deck with a 5,000 lbs electric motor.
RT-200A 15-ton capacity RT-200 is shown outside the mainframe of the mine/mill it services in Northern Ontario. The requirement for a long boom is obvious and the large area covered by the facilities demands Broderson manoeuvrability. Rough roads along with northern snow are welcome challenges for the RT-200's 4 wheel drive. A specially-designed, compact 15 ton industrial rough terrain crane, that's the Broderson RT-200.
Ruth Sembay @ WorkHere is Ruth Sembay, 86 years young operating the Broderson model IC-200, 15 ton carry deck crane. Ruth, a wonderful grandmother, mother and all around great gal led a truly varied and interesting life. She told me that the only other machine with an internal combustion engine she had operated was a model 'T' pickup truck (which she couldn't handle, so they bought the manure-spreader instead). We set up the IC-200 for her (back in 1986) and a crane operator more natural the world has never seen. She had a ball and loved to brag about her heavy machinery operation prowess. Ruth left this earth November 8th, 1996, and the universe is now sadly less one of its better souls. A terrific girl, Ruth is sadly missed, but kindly remembered.
IC-80 @ Work at the Toronto Transit CommissionAssisting in the 2003 (and 2004) Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) subway expansion, the IC-80's proved most useful working in such confined space. Whether handling steel, re-rod or panels Broderson carry deck cranes increase efficiency.
(Photography courtesy of The Toronto star)