Meclift variable reach trucks – available exclusively in South Africa from BLT SA – are designed handling of heavy loads in diverse industries, including steel and aluminium logistics.
“Meclift machines are compatible with a range of specially designed attachments that offer the versatility for one machine to be able to safely handle different materials, with no damage to the goods,” says Charity Gumede, marketing director for BLT SA. “Unlike conventional forklift trucks, the compact variable reach trucks are able to drive into containers or reach inside a container for easy loading and unloading of goods and equipment.”
Meclift loading boxes handle rod diameters between 152 mm and 254 mm, a 7 000 mm maximum load length and a maximum load weight of 11 300 kg.
Meclift has extended its range of accessories for the steel industry to include new C-hooks. The C-hooks have a hydraulic 360˚rotation and 64˚ tilting and are compatible with all Meclift machines and coil attachments to enable the efficient transportation and accurate positioning of coils. The C-hook attached to an ML3018RC variable reach truck, can handle steel coils up to 32 metric tons.
Coil ram and clamp attachments, with customisable dimensions, enhance the performance, efficiency and safety during the handling of steel coils. Compact variable reach trucks can load the container from the back end, by driving steel coils inside the container. It is also possible to load a container from the outside by using the side shift feature to carefully position cargo.
Lifting beams are recommended for handling extra-long objects, including steel tubes, beams and sheets. Meclift air cargo pallet forks act as an extension to a roll conveyor during loading and unloading of air cargo in confined spaces, especially inside containers. This system lifts pallets off the ground and lays them directly on the roll conveyor by rolling and can also be used to slide sheet materials into the container.