Rapid Response Solutions will use the LiftEx exhibition in Aberdeen, Scotland, to show its new AS500 alignment shoes for final positioning of heavy loads.
Paul Barber, RRS managing director, said, “Final positioning of heavy loads can be really difficult. Traditionally this would have been done by jacking the unit up, putting wheels underneath, winching into position then jacking back down — hoping the load wouldn’t move as you did so. I recall bobbing back and forth for ages using the traditional method, but with the alignment shoes one can accurately move a load while keeping it close to the ground.”
Barber continued, “The market for the alignment shoes will actually be bigger than the full skidding systems so investing in the extra exhibition space to accommodate them should pay dividends. The shoes can make an awkward task quick, easy and safe, while the purchase price is not restrictive and with the manpower saved, any investment is easily justifiable.”
The UK is still very much behind many other countries in embracing new ideas and techniques, Barber said, and that the products offered through the Hydra-Slide range have been commonplace in America and Canada for many years. For more on the Liftex exhibition and conference see: www.liftex.org