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Foldaway 1200 Tonnes better for load handling

The new Swing Lift Foldaway 1200 (FV1200) from Penny Hydraulics is a fully hydraulic 1200kg capacity vehicle mounted crane designed for a wide range of load handling applications including service, engineering and deliveries. Compact design, robust construction and light weight ensure the Foldaway 1200 can be installed on a wide range of 3.5t+ commercial vehicles to provide reliable and flexible load handling capabilities that reduce or eliminate the need for manual handling, promote productivity and allow operators to comply with health and safety regulations.

Self contained hydraulics provide full 360 degree slew rotation with powered boom raise and lower for controlled, precise and safe handling and all round access to loads. This helps to ensure that there are no unexpected or sudden movements from the crane or load, even when the vehicle is parked on uneven ground. The hydraulic slew and boom operation, combined with market leading safety systems, is believed to be unique in the “one tonne” class of vehicle mounted crane. Hydraulic boom extension and retraction is standard which, with a range of optional manual extensions, eliminates the need to climb on the vehicle or approach the crane to adjust its reach for improved productivity and greater safety. The addition of an optional hydraulic or electric winch enables the crane to raise and lower loads below ground level, for example to support utility maintenance and engineering tasks.

Maximum lifting capacity is 1200kg at 1.5 metres with the boom fully retracted, a generous 500kg when the boom is extended to 3.4 metres and 250kg at full 4.0 metre extension. This means that the Foldaway 1200 can handle a wide range of loads to either side or rear of the vehicle wherever it is mounted on the chassis. A wander lead with simple push button controls enables operators to remain well away from the lifting area when handling loads for ultimate safety.

Compact design and total overall weight of under 200kg in standard configuration ensures that the Foldaway 1200 can be installed without unduly affecting load carrying capacity. It folds down when not in use to leave clear and unobstructed access to the vehicle and load space. A choice of 12 or 24V power enables simple installation by connection to the existing wiring. The unique mounting socket fitting allows the crane to be transferred between vehicles.

The Foldaway 1200 complements existing Swing Lift cranes in the Penny Hydraulics range and is designed to comply with all major health and safety and load handling regulations including BS EN12999:2002, PUWER and LOLER. Penny Hydraulics offers a nationwide fitting and after sales service and can also supply cranes ready for installation by vehicle body builders at their own premises.

Penny Hydraulics (www.pennyhydraulics.com) designs and manufactures lifting and load handling equipment for use in a wide range of applications. Products include the Swing Lift range of medium duty cranes for use on pick-ups, drop-sides and flat-beds and the Step Lift, Load Lift and Tail Lift lifting platform ranges for use on pick-ups, drop-sides and vans. The company also manufactures the Mezz Lift for handling loads between ground floor and mezzanines and specialist equipment for handling wheels, tyres and barrels in vehicles and at customers' premises. Penny Hydraulics is a privately owned family business based in Clowne, Derbyshire.

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