Oz Lifting Launches Wheeled Base for Davit Cranes
Dec. 7, 2023 - Oz Lifting Products LLC, Winona, Minnesota, has launched a wheel base that can be used with its full range of davit cranes that have up to 1,200 lbs. of lifting capacity.
The base can be adjusted to four lengths from 56.57” to 77.57” long.
It measures 32.44” wide, 36.87” high, and weighs 140 lbs. without a crane and the crane’s pedestal base.
Total weight depends on the davit crane and base being used. Wheel bases will be shipped on a pallet and require assembly at the point of use.
The base is made in the U.S. and features durable steel construction with powder-coat finish and oversized casters that roll easily.
The patented floor anchoring system which allows the crane to rotate 360° even under load.
The manufacturer will part-number and sell the wheeled bases with the pedestal base to match the davit crane the user wants.
That will make the process straightforward for the customer.
“Demand for such a solution has steadily increased over the last few years,” said Richard Miller, sales manager at Oz Lifting. “Our customers try to leverage the benefits of our lightweight davit cranes with the ability to use them in different ways and locations. The [wheeled] base allows them to move the crane to various points within a facility, so the applications are limitless. The main benefit is that users do not have to permanently mount a base at the pick location.”
The base is compatible with most of the company’s cranes, including the 500- and 1,200-lb. capacity versions of the Tele-Pro.
That lets users leverage the benefits of other lifting technologies in its range, while telescoping the boom under load. (This line also features a 2,500 lbs. model, not suitable for use with the wheel base.)
It will also be used widely with the Alumi-Lite series of ultra-portable davit cranes, an aluminum series targeted specifically at applications where portability is beneficial; the XR Series; and the steel davit crane.
Each of those lines offers models with 500- and 1,000-lb. models.
The CompOzite and CompOzite Elite carbon fiber models both have 1,200-lb. capacity.
Each wheeled base comes with a detailed operator’s manual that highlights the dos and don’ts for using it.
For example, the user must adjust the legs so that the end of the crane’s boom is in line with the front wheels.
Also, the crane must be locked in place using a special locking collar, so the boom doesn’t go outside the width of the legs, causing it to tip over.
Said Miller, “Only when the wheel base is anchored using our patented system, can they rotate the davit crane when under load.”
Oz Lifting will show the wheeled base at the AHR Expo (Booth S10534), which takes place January 22-24, 2024, at Chicago’s McCormick Place.
The base will be showcased alongside the full range of davits at an expo that attracts a delegation of heating, ventilation, air-conditioning, and refrigeration (HVACR) professionals.
Oz Lifting is preparing for a January 1, 2024 launch, with the product likely to be drop-shipped to the customer.
“We are always looking at adding new and innovative products to market,” added Miller.
For more information on Oz Lifting Products visit http://www.OzLiftingProducts.com.