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Straddle Truck Carriers

Another type of self-contained unit for material handling is the straddle truck carrier or mobile gantry which is able to lift long, bulky items that do not have to be lifted more than about 10 ft.

straddle truck carriers

This is an economical piece of equipment where the loading is repeated many times, such as in a material yard. Some manufacturers call this an industrial mobile hoist. It has a lifting frame high enough above its wheels to pick up loads between Its support legs. The load pickup is generally by a block and tackle or a chain-hoist type of mechanism, which is one part that governs the equipment's lift. The other key parts governing the load capacity arc the framm units at the bottom of the four legs. A straddle carrier truck is of precast concrete structural members in a precast material yard.

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