Maintenance Lifting Just Got a Welcome Increase in Capacity

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Easily Moved Equipment Inc., having produced the first 5 Tonne aluminum Gantry Crane several years ago, has again answered the demand for a higher capacity Gantry Crane. The new PRO16500R (7.5 Tonnes) is the highest capacity portable aluminum Gantry Crane in the world.

Maintenance lifting demands for higher capacity lightweight and portable cranes just got a welcome increase from Easily Moved Equipment Inc. (eme). Having introduced the first all-aluminum 5 Tonne portable Gantry Crane, they have now raised the bar with a 7.5 Tonne model. The new PRO16500R is the highest capacity portable aluminum Gantry Crane in the world.

This new model will be a welcome addition to rental fleets, industrial maintenance departments and for heavy lifting applications in water and wastewater plants.

Faced with lifts over 5 Tonnes, the only previous solution was to use heavy, hard to assemble and move steel gantry cranes. Often requiring overhead cranes or forklifts to lift the steel legs and 'I' beam into position, these steel cranes made working in basements, on mezzanines or in confined locations difficult if not impossible.

eme solved the need for lightweight, portable and easily assembled gantry cranes with its PRO Series. Lift capacities range from 1100-11000 lbs. (500-5000 kg). With the addition of the PRO16500R, the range has been expanded by an additional 5500 lbs. (2500 kg). This dramatic increase was achieved with only a small increase in the assembled weight of the PRO16500R to 1000 lbs. including all assembly accessories.

The PRO16500R Gantry system includes the following features: adjustable beam clear-span to 12 feet, adjustable height range of 102-144", Locking Surround-Beam Trolley and locking (swivel and wheels) heavy duty casters. The system is equipped with an eme ground travel system which allows the components to be rolled individually to move them into position for crane assembly as well as a self-erect system. This latter system allows two operators to erect the crane in minutes without additional rigging equipment.

A mechanical height adjustment system is supplied with each Gantry Crane. The PRO16500R Gantry is manufacturer certified to be rolled under load with a maximum rolling capacity of 16500 lbs. (7500 kg).

All eme aluminum Gantry Cranes are supplied with the following documentation: Engineer's Stamped Drawing, Factory Load Test signed and dated and tied to the unit's serial number. Each Gantry Crane carries a warranty of up to 10 years depending upon the application it is being purchased for.

During the development of this high capacity, lightweight crane system, eme consulted with Niagara College's engineering department and various structural engineers to maintain the company's renowned lightweight, portable lifting standards. Utilizing the latest production equipment, processes and strict attention to detail, Easily Moved Equipment has, for the third time, established a new benchmark in the aluminum lifting equipment market.

The PRO16500R can now be ordered for delivery in July 2016.

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