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Penny Hydraulics launch new PH Crane Range at the Commercial Vehicle Show 2015

Penny Hydraulics is delighted to announce the launch of their new range of fully hydraulic PH Cranes at the Commercial Vehicle Show 2015. Introduced to meet the needs of the 1 to 18 tonne UK commercial vehicle market, the PH Crane range offers over 470 lightweight, user-friendly and innovative models. The range has between 0,5 and 5 tm lifting capacity with boom reaches up to 6.83 metres. A variety of optional extras and accessories are available including full stability control, high speed hoists and radio remote controls.

The new PH Crane range incorporate full hydraulic control for even the lightest units. This type of control prevents the need to access the bed of the vehicle and coupled with the use of proportional controls, helps ensure smooth and precise load handling with reduced risk of the sudden and unexpected movements that can cause accidents to users and bystanders.

PH Cranes which are fitted with a variety of innovative safety features are powered via the vehicle battery and are therefore supplied in either 12V or 24V. Alternatively, where P.T.O. is available on the vehicle, a crane can be specified to suit.

A choice of remote controls is available. Remote controls are especially useful from a safety point of view because they reduce the need for operators to stand in close proximity to the load therefore, increasing operator safety. Two types of control are available. The first is attached to the crane by a length of cable known as a wander lead while the second is a wireless device that provides the user with complete autonomy to stand in any position with the best all-round view of the working area.

The new designs are highly compact, both in working and in transport position maximising important, usable space on the vehicle. Throughout the range, weight has been removed where possible without compromising on performance and safety. Operators can install a PH Crane with confidence that there is minimum impact on the overall vehicle weight leaving more carrying capacity for improved operational flexibility and productivity. Although this helps with all types of vehicle it is especially useful for those in the 3.5t and 7.5t classes where remaining within the overall weight and carrying capacity limits are always of concern to operators.

Manufactured from the latest high quality steels, including Domex and Weldox, crane structures are high strength and durable yet lightweight, helping to reduce emissions, maximise fuel economy and maximise payload.

Penny Hydraulics, founded in 1978, has grown to become the UK’s leading manufacturer of load handling equipment for commercial vehicles. These products are serviced and supported by a nationwide network of engineers who carry OEM parts and have specialist knowledge of their products and the far reaching implications of health and safety. The service team is supported by an in-house team of designers, applications engineers and technical experts. Their accumulated knowledge provides insight into the market and the requirements of individual customers. Existing product ranges include Swing Lift cranes, V and FV hydraulic cranes and the Load Lift, Side Lift and Tail Lift loading platform ranges for use on pick-ups, drop-sides and vans as well as their own range of electric winches.

The formal launch of Penny Hydraulics new range of PH Cranes will be taking place at the Commercial Vehicle Show at the NEC, Birmingham between 14th and 16th April, 2015. Penny Hydraulics can be found on stand 5H120, Hall 5.

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