This Work Platform Can Be Installed on a Crawler Crane

Tadano Mantis has introduced a work platform to its crawler cranes, which it manufactures in the USA. The platform has a load capacity of 750 lbs., measures 72 in. x 36 in. and weighs 944 lbs. It has been designed to be compatible with all models nine models in the range, which have lifting capacities from 30 to 130 tons.

The platform can be fitted in an hour and attaches with pins rather than bolts, making the process quick and tool free. There is no need to bring in a dedicated boom lift to do the job and incur the rental and transport costs associated with extra equipment, said the company.

With a heavy duty all-steel construction and self-levelling capability, the platforms includes a swing-in entry door, non-skid floor, interior handrails, tool storage racks, D-rings for attaching safety lanyards and an all-round 6 in. toe hold. It is operated from the crane cab using normal crane controls and monitored by Tadano’s LMI.

According to Bill Dunn, Tadano Mantis sales manager for Tadano Oceania, the availability of the platform will deliver greater versatility for operators. “Often the need for an aerial work platform is relatively short term, maybe just a few hours. The Tadano Mantis platform is a quick, easy and cost effective way to provide the work at height option. The capability of the Tadano Mantis crawler crane to handle rough terrain allows workers to access locations otherwise impossible even with a 4 wheel drive boom lift.”


Author: Euan Youdale, KHL Group

Source: KHL Group

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