Hydro Mobile sells RAXTAR hoists

02 April 2008

Canada's Hydro Mobile is to sell RAXTAR's construction hoists in North America following an agreement between the two companies.

Vincent Dequoy, president of Hydro Mobile, said that recent mergers among hoist manufacturers had “not only reduced the number of models available in North America, but also the quality of service and client support. With this solid partnership, we will provide the hoist business with a new, attractive alternative.”

Hydro Mobile, which makes mast climbing work platforms, will use its sales network to distribute Netherlands-based RAXTAR's hoists and provide service and support. The hoists have capacities of up to 7000 lb (3180 kg) and maximum lifting speeds of 300 ft/min (91m/min).

The RAXTAR masts are compatible with those of the Hydro Mobile F-Series, and the mast climber and hoist can work in parallel on the same mast. The first North American RAXTAR order was shipped in November to TNT Equipment, an existing Hydro Mobile distributor.

Hydro Mobile showed a RAXTAR hoist at the World of Concrete exhibition in January and will also have one of the hoists as Conexpo-Con/Agg in March.

RAXTAR was founded in 2005 by John Blok and Pascal Matheeuwsen, owners of Netherlands hoist rental company ANC Platforms and Hoists.

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