A leading UK forklift attachment company has been praised for its bespoke product design which has helped solve a customer’s lifting dilemma. Mid Wales-based Contact Attachments was called upon by Coveya Ltd, a specialist conveyor sales and hire company headquartered in Bristol, to provide a specially-designed lifting jib to fit onto its existing JCB 550-80.
Contact Attachments designed and manufactured the jib which had the capabilities of lifting a conveyor of 12metres in length and 1.8metres in width, and which weighed just over 3500kgs. Integral to the jib’s design was a pair of Quick Hitch Brackets which enabled the team at Coveya Ltd to mount the lifting beam directly onto their JCB.
Dave Manuel, Technical Sales Director at Contact Attachments said: “Designed for handling heavy or awkward loads, our range of Telehandler lifting beams can be simply connected to a customer’s machine to convert it into a mobile lifting crane. The fact that our customer’s telehandler didn’t incorporate pallet tines meant that our standard forklift attachments simply wouldn’t fit, and which is why we needed to manufacture a completely bespoke design.
“Unlike attachments for forklifts, those for telehandlers – such as the customer’s JCB 550-80 – require integral brackets to be fitted to enable the attachment itself to be secured onto the machine, and which ultimately ensured the resultant beam would more than meet the lifting capacity required.”
Gareth Tunley, Research and Design Coordinator at Coveya Ltd, commented: The build quality of the lifting jib is excellent. I would definitely return for any future equipment we may need.”