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.
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.
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-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.
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)