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?
30K Yale w/BoomHigh Reach Inc., specializes in the rental of low travel height, but large capacity fork lift trucks.Moving machinery or loads with this impediment requires lifting from above. This is accomplished with the installation of an engineered rigger’s boom. The ability to raise the telescopic boom with the push of a lever greatly simplifies and speeds operation. Here one of our many 30,000 lbs capacity fork lift trucks demonstrates the ability to access tight locations and perform difficult lifting tasks.
Tri-Lifter 65 @ WorkThe Riggers Tri Lifters are all very compact, easy to operate and extremely powerful. Digital display of load weight, boom and counterweight position coupled with 2-speed hydrostatic drives permit precise handling in the most demanding and confining situations. Automatic Overload Shutoff prevents the operator from exceeding design capacity regardless of load configuration or position. Wide wheels distribute the weight of the Tri Lifter and its load, minimizing floor loading.
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.
RT80 @ WorkAbove, the RT-80 is lifted onto the roof of a parking garage to perform modifications to the structure. Its light weight and low ground pressure ideally suited the RT-80 to this finely-tuned application. Like all Broderson cranes, the RT-80 is stable throughout 360 degrees; boom fully extended and the boom extension installed, on rubber. Manoeuvrable, versatile and capable, that's the Broderson RT-80.
IC-20Like any mine mill, there are numerous pumps and drive motors which require regular maintenance due to the heavy work they perform transporting and processing highly abrasive material. In one case, an impeller pump required regular replacement and access to the pump (located in the mill basement) was only 48" wide. Shutdown of the mill to service this single pump was estimated at $ 25,000.00 per hour. Purchasing this Broderson IC-20 cut the downtime maintenance by about 1 hour, so the justification elementary.
IC-80 @ Work on the Toronto Eaton's CentreThe most popular of Broderson's complete line is the 8 ton capacity IC-80. Only 7'3" tall, the IC-80 can readily enter into small areas for performance of maintenance and construction tasks. Since we introduced the Broderson IC-80 to Canadian Industry more than 20 years ago, they have become the standard. Here, an IC-80 is being picked up and placed on the roof of the Toronto Eaton's Centre.
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.
Tri-Lifter 65BW @ Work againThe Tri Lifter 65BW installing a press for one of Canada’s foremost automotive parts manufacturers. The extra-smart contractor knew he could pick and carry as much as 130,000 lbs. with the Tri-Lifter 65BW but didn’t need an extra crew (for extra days) to set it up and dismantle it. All you need to do with the Tri-Lifter 65BW is drive it off the truck and through a 10’ door and you’re ready to work.
IC-80A slight problem arose during a not-so-distant renovation at the Eaton: The tower crane installed for the work could not reach all of the areas which required the installation of structural steel. What are you going to do? A call to High Reach Inc., partially dismantle an 8 ton capacity Broderson IC-80 and hoist it onto the roof to complete the job. The Broderson IC-80 may be the world’s most versatile mobile industrial crane.
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.
RT80 @ Work againLight, long and lean, that's eight ton capacity RT-80. Weighing only 16,000 lbs. the 4 Wheel Drive, 4 Wheel Steer Broderson RT-80 is a versatile industrial rough terrain crane. A 54' reach (61' tip height) means this crane can perform significant lifts. This RT-80 sits poised to lift, at a large Canadian pulp and paper plant. With the plant spread out over such a large area, and with such a great variety of maintenace jobs, let alone inclement Canadian weather, the RT-80 can get to the site and perform the lifts everyday.
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)