Equipment Spotlight: Gantry System

thumbs_gantry-collageIt does pick things up and it does put them down…200 tons at a time. Pictured below righting a large press and setting a massive roll mill on a rail car this system is used when sheer weight and size combine to go beyond the capabilities of a forklift alone. With a lifting height of 27 feet (under the beam) it may also be used when the location of a machine prohibits the use of a crane. The entire unit is mobile while in use via its own track system.