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.
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-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.
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.
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)