Latest Lifting Africa Jan-Feb 2022

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The official magazine for LEEASA (Lifting Equipment Engineering Association of SA)

The all new NC-B series

How to turn your telescopic handler into a real crusher

JAN/FEB 2022




9001 : 2015

Manufacturing and Modification of Cranes Erection, Servicing & Load Testing of Cranes Sling Inspection Designing of Electrical Panels Factory Maintenance Supply, Installation of Standard & Specialized Radio Control Systems Hiring of Mobile Cranes and Load Test Weights

WE COMMIT OURSELVES TO: A Service That Meets The Requirements Of Our Clients Provide Well Managed, Trained and Motivated Personnel Meeting any Regulatory and Statutory Requirements Applicable to Our Business The Development and Maintenance of a Quality System Designed to Ensure Continuous Improvement and Meeting the Requirements of SABS ISO 9001 : 2015


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Contents Economical, efficient and reliable!


Chairman’s desk


Safe and efficient multi-purpose handling


Lifting to new heights


Comansa helps join together two Philippine Island


Very compact crane delivers higher than normal lifting height


The importance of professional load testing and regular safety checks of forklift trucks


Toyota Industrial Equipment gunning for top spot in market


Multi-brand approach better serves Kemach Equipment customers


Hiab, part of Cargotec, introduces the MOFFETT E5 NX all-electric truck mounted forklifts


Load Monitoring direct to smartphones


Superior lifting safety for South African mining powerhouse


Enerpac EVO-P Pump Per-Point Synchronous Lift System


A look at compact telehandlers


How to turn your telescopic handler into a real crusher


In our 21st Century lifestyle we regularly upgrade our mobile phones to new more ad-vanced models


Pioneers of braking systems expand & enhance product portfolio


Equipment rigging defined


How access control systems enhance operator safety


Masslift Africa achieves B-BBEE Level 1 and continues its commitment to transformation


Everything is under control with My Magni




Liebherr Africa, +27 (0) 11 365 2000,, Lifting Africa Managing Editor: Surita Marx Tel: +27 (0) 87 153-1217 Cell: +27 (0) 83 281-5761 Email: Web: Sales: Lusana Merckel Email: Sales Assistant: Tasneen Baatjies Email: Production Manager: Xane Roestroff Sub-Editor: Dwayne Marx


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Liebherr’s cranes are renowned for their high quality standards, strong performance and impressive load capacities. The NC-B series cranes are no different. Lifting Africa spoke to Chris Cardoso, General Manager Tower Cranes, Liebherr-Africa, to find out more about this product. When it comes to sites that require power for heavy loads, nothing makes more sense than Liebherr’s NC-B series. “This series comes along with strong highperformance drives and impressive maximum load capacities up to 12 t,” explains Cardoso. “Further the NC-B cranes provide the largest working radius in their respective classes.” Liebherr hold a strong performance record in the crane industry. Company founder Hans Liebherr developed the first mobile fast-erecting tower crane more than 60 years ago. Since then, Liebherr cranes have become well-known all over the world and today the business consists of an international group of companies with more than 40 000 employees worldwide. According to Cardoso, the NC-B series is a particularly good choice for Africa. “For the development of this series, the usability in the context of one’s daily challenges was crucial especially in places like Africa. One of these areas is increased hook heights on construction sites, very heavy loads of prefabricated material and other industries like concentrators and maintenance on mining applications. In addition to the high quality, the NC-B series comes along with the outstanding features of all Liebherr’s well-established crane series. With the uncertainty in the South African market over the past few years there has been more emphasis and focus on lower cost. Also improved quality, better production and reduced risk are what companies are looking for when purchasing cranes. “With the risk appetite being at an all-time low, the market is more and more looking for solutions that will offer lower capital output without compromising in long-term quality and results,” says Cardoso. These were all very valuable indicators that Liebherr took into consideration when it released the NC-B series crane. “It is by far one of the best economical options with lower operation costs, energy consumption, maintenance and reduced spare parts consumption whilst maintaining Liebherr’s high efficiency, highperformance systems.” As the industry requires a reliable premium quality product that is versatile and built for extreme conditions, the NC-B crane has excelled in South Africa over the last years within not only the construction industries but also making strides in the mining arena. “This has proven its status as a lowcost, high quality, get-the-job done crane,” says Cardoso. Delivering value Replacement of older cranes as well as mobile cranes are more and more coming to the forefront as clients are now seeing cost and productivity improvement through using tower cranes. There is also increasing recognition about the benefits in working directly with the original equipment manufacturer (OEM).

The NC-B series is currently available with a 6 t max capacity with an 62,5 meter reach (NC-B 6-62) and a 12 t max capacity with 70 meter reach and 77 meter freestanding hook-height (NC-B 12-70). The NC-B 12-70 also boast with the best tip load and highest constant load moment in class. With the added flexible design, clients are now more able to configure the cranes to perfectly align with their specific site requirement, explains Cardoso.


Economical, efficient and reliable!

“With the reduced capital output, clients are now able to forgo older cranes for a modern safer option without compromising on what is important, the bottom line,” he says. “Other benefits of this series include the jib that can be assembled with less effort, frequency converter drives in all motion intelligent and the energy efficient steering of the crane. Also, load can be handled with fine sensitivity and fast movements will not cause load swing, while lightweight components improved for easy transportation.” Bespoke solutions “For the NC-B series we developed a multifunctional climbing equipment. The hydraulic system makes internal climbing up to 501 meters working height as well as external climbing within the same unit possible,” says Cardoso. “This multi-purpose component is a part of the versatile new 16 EC tower system” Furthermore, the NC-B series is interchangeable with many local Liebherr Tower Sections, adding value to equipment already within South Africa. “In many cases, the requirement for the top kit only is enough for many clients as they simply slot the new top kit on their existing Mast within their fleet,” he says. As optional extras, the series is also optimal for use in dangerous operation circumstances. “Danger zones can be managed. The operation range limiting system enables you to prevent slewing over safety-critical areas (for example rail tracks),” says Cardoso. “This increases operational safety and relieves the stress on the crane operator.” The cranes also have a long life. “Tight-welded crane parts and a control system via limit switches ensures the high quality of the NC-B cranes. This results in a long service life and high conservation of value of the cranes as well as the highest safety standards on site.” For Cardoso the NC-B series is the obvious choice when operating in robust African conditions. “As we go into 2022, we have a continued commitment to stay with our client’s needs. The NC-B is proof that we listen to our clients whilst adhering to the high quality standards expected from Liebherr. It also fulfills the very dynamic requirements of the market at an attractive price. This series is finally exactly the power and the value the South African industry needs.”

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LEEASA NEWS 2022 has started with a bang and a sense of Normality seems to have returned to South Africa… We kicked off the year at KITE (KwaZulu Natal Industrial Technology Exhibition) with our first LEEASA conference for 2022 and the first conference that has been presented in three years since Covid struck. The conference was well attended with just over 30 delegates who were treated to a full day’s work of ECSA CPD Validated material presented by our current board of directors and other Industry Experts. • LEEASA Update – Ashley Davis • The vetting process for LME’s and LMI’s – Kyle Graham - LEEASA • Man Cages - Ashley Davis - LEEASA • The management of trestles - Piet Otto - Phakamisa • Vacuum lifters - Sandra Hurlimann - WH Lifting • Utilisation & application of water weight load test bags – Kyle Graham – LEEASA The LEEASA update as well as the various presentations will be distributed on our members group soon after this edition is published. Please take the time to read the update as it contains some important points to consider. Thank you to all who attended that helped make the day a huge success…

This year LEEASA is giving back to its members, and we have arranged 22 fully paid seats on various training courses with our validated CPD Course providers. We will be releasing guidelines shortly on how to apply for one of these seats. We would like to thank the following companies for their contribution and assistance to this cause which we are planning on developing further in the future.

planned for this year and would love to have more involvement from our members. If you think you have any value to add please do not hesitate to contact us and be sure to join our AGM so you can be kept up to date with our future plans for the association.

• MORRIS Africa’s Lifting Legend – 5 Day Overhead Crane Maintenance Training Course • Phakamisa Safety Consultants – 1 Day LTI Inspection Course • LMI Academy NPC. – 1 Day THE LMI AND DMR 18 Course Please also diarise these important dates for the rest of the year and ensure to enrol for one of the conferences that will be taking place. 2022: • A-OHS Expo – (31 May - 02 June ) • Lifting Africa Golf Day – (8 April) • AGM • Mining Indaba - (9 - 12 May) • Totally Concrete (Big 5) – (7 - 9 June) • LEEASA Golf Day - (27 May) • Electra Mining – (5 - 9 September) • AFRI Build - (20 - 22 September) • LiftEc - (5 - 6 October) • Bauma – (24 - 30 October) We have a lot of exciting things

Feel free to reach out to the council members if the need requires. Chairman: Ashley Davis | Vice Chair (Treasurer of Finance Committee): Surita Marx | Ordinary Members: Andries Agenbag | andries@leeasa. Francois Blignaut | francois@ Kyle Graham |

Yours in SAFE LIFTING, Ashley Davis and the rest of the LEEASA team

All paid-up 2022 LEEASA Company Members


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Electromatic SA (Pty) Ltd

Elephant Lifting

ETIS Cranes (Pty) Ltd

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Giants EA Projects (Pty) Ltd

Gridbow Engineering

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Safe and efficient multi-purpose handling New to BLT WORLD’s range of Meclift variable reach trucks, is the Meclift ML1812R multi-purpose forklift truck, which has been designed to move safely and swiftly in confined spaces, like warehouses and cargo vessels. This multi-purpose reach truck, with a lift height of 6 m, is the only machine in the lifting capacity range of 18 tons, that can be operated inside containers, for easy loading and unloading of goods. “These compact and robust reach trucks are equipped with different types of attachments that are specially designed to enable one machine to perform various tasks,

quickly, safely and efficiently,” explains Ken Mouritzen, managing director, BLT WORLD. For example, a Meclift machine that is fitted with a coil ram or coil clamp, can easily handle steel coils or rolls of wire. By combining the strength of coil handling attachments and the extended reaching ability of these reach trucks, cargo handling operations

are safer, faster and more cost efficient. “Meclift variable reach trucks are equipped with paper clamps for the handling and loading of paper rolls and sawn timber in and out of trucks and containers. Another useful lifting attachment is the double fork system that enhances the flexibility and performance of goods handling.” “This special double fork attachment offers many benefits when loading and unloading containers or trailers.” “For example, four pallets or a similar load can be easily handled at the same time and it is possible to fully load a 20 ft container with only two lifts.” “The weight of the load is not a problem because these double forks can handle the same maximum load of 18 tons, which is the lifting capacity of the machine.” “Double forks use the same fixing points as normal forks, which means switching between the two


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is effortless.” Meclift air cargo pallet forks ensure efficient and effortless cargo handling at airports. Lifting booms are designed to handle unusually long objects in confined spaces, especially inside containers. When equipped with the loading box attachment, loading of aluminium bundles into a container is highly efficient. The dimensions of these loading boxes can be custom-made, according to specific needs. The design of this patented tool prevents scratching and bending of goods.” By extending, lifting and lowering horizontal booms, goods can be safely handled at a distance from the cabin. This cabin can be raised or lowered to provide the driver with improved visibility in all situations. Other safety features include service, parking and emergency brakes. An important feature is that fork positioning can be altered from inside the cabin, without the operator having to get out to manually adjust the gap between the levers. Forks are available in different lengths, widths and thicknesses according to exact requirements. The lifting carriage of this machine has a hydraulic side-shift for accurate and effortless positioning. The cabin’s hydraulic vertical movement facility of 650 mm enables the operator to comfortably drive into a container. Meclift variable reach trucks are powered by a diesel engine and are economical to run, requiring minimal maintenance. BLT WORLD, which supplies a range of specialist materials handling equipment to diverse industries throughout Africa, also offers a technical advisory, spare parts and support service. Operator training and a condition monitoring service for equipment are also provided.

BLT WORLD, +27 (0) 31 274 8270,,

HEAVY LIFTING SOLUTIONS Hi-Force offers products that are specifically designed for lifting applications across various industries. The heavy lifting solutions range includes single and double acting cylinders, manually operated and powered pumps, synchronous lifting systems and the Toughlift jacking systems. Custom designed options can be manufactured to suit customer requirements. Hydraulic Cylinders ► Lifting capacities up to 1012 tonnes ► Stroke length up to 508 mm

Hydraulic Pumps ► Manual, battery, electric, air or petrol engine driven options ► Oil reservoir capacities up to 400 litres

Toughlift Jacking Systems ► Capacities up to 200 tonnes ► Lifting heights up to 685 mm

Wanawake is an authorized distributor for Hi-Force, with local stock and after sales support in South Africa

Wanawake Industrial Supplies T: +27 11 314 0555 E:

Hi-Force Ltd., Daventry, UK T: +44 1327 301 000 E:

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Lifting to new heights Saxeni Equipment, Southern African dealer for Sany cranes, has just sold the first SPC320 (32t Upper) mounted on a Hino 700 truck chassis in South Africa. Lifting Africa spoke to Director Johan Meyer to find out more about this sale as well as some exciting new developments in the company. New solutions for new challenges in new environments. That is what crane manufacturers and dealers have to perform in the modern market. For the Saxeni team, this is not a difficult request as they pride themselves on delivering just that no matter what. “In the current market environment and on the construction projects there is a lot of emphasis on finding

bespoke solutions that meet clients’ exact needs. Not all technologies work on the constraints that we see at some sites and there is no onesize-fits-all approach that can be taken,” says Meyer. “The emphasis is therefore very much on being able to come up with solutions in unique and new ways. The current requirements for cranes are changing and so we

have to continue to be innovative in our approach making sure that we are complying with the specific requirements that our clients have.” It was with this in mind that Meyer and his team set out to find a solution for longstanding client ST Crane Hire. “We required a smaller machine that had an automatic gearbox to accommodate the new generation of operators that are not used to the manual shift machines,” says ST Crane Hire Managing Director Ricky Rogerio. “Working closely with Saxeni and after some discussion about our requirements, they offered us this solution.” Of particular interest, says Rogerio, was the boom length of the crane as well as the compactness of the unit. “With a 32t lifting capacity and its main boom being 32m long it was an easy choice to make,” he says. “The decision to opt for the Hino chassis was based not only on the fact that it is a solid and trustworthy brand, but also that it could


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accommodate the weight and the design of the crane.” Rogerio says it was important that Saxeni understood their requirements and went out of their way to find a solution that met their needs. “This crane will be used for day-to-day jobbing mainly on construction sites where size and compactness matters.” Customers take centre-stage Quality service, says Meyer, is one of the most important competitive factors in today’s business industry. “Our service promise to our clients is at the top of our priority list,” says Meyer, who ranks a solid aftersales service higher than the quality or price of equipment. “We have never been in the business of just selling cranes. We have a strong relationship and commitment to our clients. At the heart of every sale of a crane is the promise that we will deliver that crucial aftersales service.” It is a promise he extends to every client regardless of the size or amount of business. “Whether we sell one crane or 20 to a client, we guarantee an aftersales service and parts at all times.” The company, at any given time, holds more than R20 million worth of stock. “The goal is to ensure that our clients are serviced quickly and efficiently to ensure they have as little downtime as possible on their cranes.” It is this service delivery, in particular, says Rogerio, that has established the

longstanding relationship ST Crane Hire has developed with Saxeni. “The service along with the spares support were important elements when we chose our crane supplier,” he says. “The honest relationship built over the years from the day we bought our first Sany has also played a role.” Meyer says Sany is fast gaining track in the local market. “The cranes are reliable, durable, and safe and have solid lifting strength. Combined with the aftersales service and spare part support we offer these cranes are becoming renowned within South Africa and neighboring countries.” They are also priced extremely competitively. “Our cranes are not necessarily the cheapest but they are incredibly competitive in the market.”

Growth strategy Meyer is intent on growing the local Sany crane range. Having just delivered the first Sany SPC320 to the market, he is already working on bringing three more new cranes into the country. The STC600T5 and SAC600E are next on the agenda. “We have also taken a big step and are bringing in the new all-terrain crane with a lifting capacity of 250 tons. The SAC2500E is a game changer for us.” He says extending and diversifying the range of cranes the company offers is an important strategy going forward. “Sany is a relatively new player in the crane market. Although it is the fifth-largest manufacturer of yellow machines in the world, it only started manufacturing cranes around 20 years ago.” “Since then, massive inroads have been made as the cranes are gaining popularity thanks to the durability, reliability and price competitiveness of the equipment.” According to Meyer, they continue to earn the respect and confidence of their rapidly growing client base. “Our goal is to make Sany a household name in Southern Africa,” he concludes.

Saxeni, +27 (0) 11 823 2038,, Lifting Africa - Jan/Feb 2022



Comansa helps join together two Philippine Island

Two Comansa 21LC660 tower cranes are working on the construction of the cable-stayed bridge which will join Cebu City and Mactan Island in the Philippines, a location repleted with logistical challenges. Comansa tower cranes ensure that even the most complex bridge construction projects are a resounding success. On this occasion, thanks to the tower crane manufacturer’s vast experience and the commitment of its technical team, the Cebu-Cordova Link Expressway bridge will soon become a reality. Two Comansa 21LC660 tower cranes (36-tonne

version) are currently being used to build the bridge that will join Cebu City, the second largest city in the country, and Mactan Island, where the international airport that serves the city is located, a significant structure which will help to alleviate the heavy traffic that currently travels through the two existing bridges. Thanks to this new bridge, the journey time will be

reduced by up to 40 minutes. This will help streamline commercial and industrial travel and facilitate the transportation of tourists landing at the international airport of Mactan, which is the main touristic hub of the country. This is a key project for the region, awarded by CCLEC (Cebu Cordova Link Expressway Corporation), a subsidiary of MPTC (Metro Pacific Tollways Corporation), to Cebu Link Joint Venture (CLJV), a joint venture between ACCIONA, First Balfour and DMCI. In order to meet the specific requirements of the project, two Comansa 21LC660 flat-top cranes from the 2100 series have been selected, the perfect choice for maximum performance in projects involving particularly heavy loads, such as bridge construction. Furthermore, the use of 80-metre long booms has made possible to provide a wide and accessible perimeter on-site surrounding the two main pylons on which the bridge was built.


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Modular system, the key to simple assembly The project was divided into three sections: the Cordova viaduct and causeway, the cable-stayed bridge being this the main bridge of the project, and the access viaducts on Cebu City side. Comansa’s tower cranes have been used to construct the main cable stayed bridge which, when completed, will span approximately 650 metres and be supported by two towers of 150m height each. • Tower 1 is located a distance from the coast and is not accessible by land, so the tower crane had to be erected using a crawler crane mounted on a boat. • Tower 2 is also far from the coast, but in this case a temporary island/ dock was made using fill material, allowing materials to be delivered and thus enabling the bridge to be built. The tower crane was erected using a crawler crane from this provisional island. The modular system used by Comansa, with its compact pieces, played a fundamental role in this project by allowing the tower cranes to be erected in such complicated circumstances. Versatility of tower cranes The tower cranes were used for a variety of purposes: • Lifting heavy equipment to the deck during the construction phase, such as mobile cranes, boom trucks and concrete pumps weighing up to 32 tonnes. • During concreting operations, in order to lift 5m3 concrete buckets (weighing approximately 12 tonnes) from the pile cap to the deck and moving them in a 40-metre working radius, in order to feed the

static pumps used for delivering of concrete to the segment being executed. • Lifting and placing pylon formwork, prefabricated pylon rebar cages (approximately 8 tonnes), lifting of rebar bundles for structural works, anchor boxes lifting and installation for the stay cables, stay cable installation, among other daily activities carried out during bridge construction etc. The ability to automatically change reeving, combined with the Power Lift system, allowed the cranes to easily adapt to a wide range of loading manoeuvres, handling different volumes and weights and taking full advantage of the cranes at all times. Comansa, “come hell or high water” Given the bridge's location in a country that is affected by typhoons during the rainy season, the tower cranes were designed to support winds of up to 250 km/h.

In addition, due to their height and the proximity to Mactan-Cebu Airport, both the cranes and the booms were fitted with safety lights in compliance with civil aviation regulations. Both tower cranes were struck by lightning during the construction work, but thanks to their lightning protection, the operators were unharmed and the tower cranes were able to continue working after undergoing mechanical and electrical checks (assisted by the Comansa technical team through their online support). Ease of assembly, versatility, efficiency and technical assistance are just a few of the aspects that will ensure that the constructor finishes on schedule so that this engineering masterpiece can be unveiled during the first quarter of 2022.


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Very compact crane delivers higher than normal lifting height Condra has manufactured and delivered a 30/10-ton overhead crane designed to marry two mutually opposing tender specifications: high lift-height and tight overall dimension. The double-girder electric overhead travelling crane is for dragline house maintenance.

crane to move in and out of the existing crane aperture in the wall of the dragline house.

A 30 ton crab-mounted main hoist will service hydraulic cylinders, motors and gearboxes within the house while an auxiliary 10ton underslung hoist executes additional duties, including external loading and unloading of equipment.

These two design requirements run contrary to one another in that a greater lift height is usually achieved by designing a physically bigger hoist working from a larger crane.

Condra delivered the machine on December 9. The order was received in August last year. Crane design was made complex by two customer specifications: first, the need for the main hoist to deliver a higher than normal lifting height measured as a percentage of the available vertical dimension; second, the requirement for overall dimensions to be sufficiently compact to enable the working 14

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Condra’s machine will clear the aperture frame with just 50 millimetres to spare. The specification was met by careful design of three distinct aspects. First, the main hoist was designed around a high-tensile rope with reduced diameter, allowing a smaller rope-drum and more compact hoist. Second, smaller wheels, suitably hardened, were used on the long and cross-travels of the crane, driven by more powerful motors. Third, girder webs

were made smaller and combined with top and bottom flanges of thicker steel plate to maintain deflection criteria. “In a nutshell, we met the customer specification by designing key crane elements to be smaller but stronger,” explained Condra managing director Marc Kleiner. “All credit for a successful outcome must go to our design office, which worked hard to meet this demanding specification.” Competition for the contract was stiff. Tenders representing most major crane brands were submitted. However, Condra proved better able than rival companies to meet the complex and conflicting design criteria. The newly delivered crane features digital load cell read-outs, remote control, lights, and a buffer to protect the


underslung hoist against damage by other machinery working in the confined space of the dragline house. It joins a long list of lifting equipment manufactured by this Johannesburg-based company for mining applications over the past fifty-five years. Condra has recently captured an increasing share of the sub-Saharan market for cranes and hoists, and success in securing orders against determined competition from other major market participants seems set to continue. Management claims the highest local content of any overhead crane manufacturer in central and southern Africa. The product range encompasses capacities from 250 kg to 500 tons with a fully automated option offered on all machines. Manufacture is to ISO 9000 standard.

Condra (Pty) Ltd, +27 (0) 11 776-6000,,


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Management system certified in accordance with the requirements of ISO 9001 - ISO 14001 - OHSAS 18001

DEMAC S.R.L. | MAGENTA (MI) - ITALY | +39 02 9784488 | INFO@DEMAC.IT | WWW.DEMAC.IT Lifting Africa - Jan/Feb 2022



The importance of professional load testing and regular safety checks of forklift trucks

Criterion Equipment considers the safe operation of forklift trucks as one of the most critical aspects in materials handling in manufacturing, warehousing and distribution centres, construction sites and transport facilities. According to specialists, it is a requirement of the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA) that every company or owner of lift trucks, has these machines independently load tested annually and inspected every six months. “The consequences of failing to carry out regular load testing and safety checks are dire for company owners, especially if an accident involving a forklift truck occurs. To ensure that pristine safety standards are maintained on site and to protect the well-being of workers, it is mandatory that professional examinations are carried out to identify defects in lifting equipment,” explains Brenton Kemp, Managing Director, Criterion Equipment. “We advise all our customers to abide by stringent 16

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legal requirements, to ensure every machine is regularly load tested and safety checked. Users need to be aware that where a load certificate has expired, it is illegal to use the uncertified forklift truck. “Although Criterion Equipment does not conduct load testing services inhouse, our team works closely with accredited Lifting Machine Entities (LME) that offer independent inspection, testing and certification services. “We believe it is essential for lift truck owners to ensure the company they appoint to carry out load testing, is accredited with the Department of Labour as a Lifting Machine Entity and that the Lifting Machinery Inspector (LMI) performing the load test is also certified with the relevant authorities.

“Every load test must be done in accordance with SANS 10388 (inspection, test and examination of lift trucks) and performed at 110% of the rated capacity of the machine.” In terms of South African regulations, numerous components and parts need to be examined and reported on. There are many factors that inspectors look out for, including carriage wear, stretched chains, forks with heel wear cracks, bent mast channels, worn tyres and malfunctioning safety devices. Professional examinations include testing the brakes, limiting features and other safety equipment without a load and preparing test weights in accordance with the forklift’s maximum load specifications. These test weights are then loaded onto the forklift for dynamic or static assessment. A written report is prepared indicating whether or not the machine is compliant and safe for use. It is important that all records of accreditation are filed for future audit purposes and Department of Labour (DOL) inspections. Thorough load testing not only indicates the safe handling load of each machine, which enhances safety on site, but also testing also facilitates maintenance planning and effective budget management. Apart from annual independent load testing, Criterion Equipment advises customers to maintain high safety standards, by implementing a regular inhouse maintenance programme, which encompasses daily checks, to keep lift trucks in a safe working condition. Statistics show that ignorance of lift truck safety rules, results in damages, injuries and fatalities, which is why it is important to ensure that operators are kept abreast of safety requirements and have the correct licence code for the equipment being used. Criterion Equipment - the sole distributor of TCM forklift trucks in South Africa – works closely with its broad customer base by offering a technical advisory, spare parts, repair and maintenance service.

Criterion Equipment (Pty) Ltd, +27 (0) 11 966 9700,,

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Toyota Industrial Equipment gunning for top spot in market 2021 marked a watershed year for South Africa’s Industrial Equipment and material handling industry with a record 10,724 units into the country. This was up by 87.0% compared to same period in 2020, and most likely the result of precautionary measures taken by industry players to avoid the COVID-19 related shipment and supply chain challenges. Vuyokazi Bangazi, national sales manager for Toyota Industrial Equipment, a division of the material handling and industrial equipment supplier, EIE Group, says many businesses have already placed orders for 2022 to guard against pandemic-related delays in the delivery of equipment. “Interestingly, last year’s market was made up of 75% counterbalance equipment and 25%

warehouse equipment - indicating a significant shift into the warehouse space in South Africa, a space we are watching closely. Having noted the boom in South Africa in 2021, original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) are expecting an equally bullish market in 2022,” she adds. Closer to home Toyota Industrial Equipment tracked well within this milieu, with its success largely attributed to the

crafting of a clear sales strategy that was aligned with the OEM’s goals. Bangazi says the OEM was impressed with Toyota Industrial Equipment’s tracking against the market size. “We achieved our goals by boosting brand awareness, creating a positive sales culture amongst our employees, and improving our market intelligence. We believe these measures, amongst others, will help ensure the business tracks positively in 2022 and we achieve the targets we have set ourselves.” She says while the pandemic certainly challenged the business, it has been interesting note how resilient employees have proved to be, quickly adapting to new ways of doing things. “Our people were focused on performing well and achieving their targets, especially in the sales space. The appointment of a national sales manager in October 2019 – a position that hadn’t been filled for 18 months now the team now has an invested leader and this has created a sense of belonging


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and a sense of direction.” In addition to the ongoing global pandemic, the unrest which took place during July 2021 in South Africa and the disruptions of global supply chain have caused delays in the transporting of equipment including shipments into the country. Despite these challenges, Bangazi says employees were more eager than ever to perform well. “Perhaps it was in the knowledge that times were tough and they wanted to ensure the business succeeded, which would ultimately translate into secure jobs and an increased sense of wellbeing.”

Looking ahead With the groundwork largely done, Bangazi says Toyota Industrial Equipment will be implementing its strategic plan with a view to capturing the market this year. “This is something I am extremely passionate about and the business is quite structured in terms of exactly what it wants to achieve. In pursuit of this, the business will be focusing on entrenching its customer-centric culture. “We want to present a unified front by ensuring that everyone in the business is aligned - with each other and with our customers. This will be underpinned by a strong marketing campaign,” notes Bangazi. In addition, the business is in the process of appointing a new regional sales manager at one of its largest branches. In addition, a dealer sales manager has been appointed, a move that forms part of Toyota Industrial Equipment’s strategy to grow into South Africa’s neighbouring countries. “In fact, part of our strategy and 2025 vision is to take our business to the next level by extending our reach into new markets in Africa. “We are firmly on track towards achieving our 2025 vision, which is supported by our strategy. The business has positioned itself as a total solutions business and we want customers to not only choose us for our product, but our expertise too,” concludes Bangazi.

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“Notably, we improved our internal and external communication processes with consistent and coherent messaging, enhancing transparency in the business and helping to people to feel more involved and valued. Our employees loved seeing themselves on social media, which tells me they enjoy being associated with our brand and are proud to work for the company. And, that speaks volumes,” adds Bangazi.


Toyota Industrial Equipment was also highly active from a marketing point of view, which created excitement in the business. “We initiated an internal Let’s Move Metal campaign, which offered rewards for excellent performance. We also prioritised listening to our people and getting insight into their needs and then doing something about it.


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Multi-brand approach better serves Kemach Equipment customers

Traditionally a single-brand distributor, Kemach Equipment has over the past year transformed into a multi-brand equipment solutions provider, thus providing customers with the convenience and efficiency they need by offering multiple products and services under one roof. Following the end of its long-term dealership agreement with JCB in 2021, Kemach has adopted a multi-brand strategy that has seen the company entering into distributorship agreements with several premium equipment manufacturers. “We felt that by being linked to a single brand we were limited to a certain extent. There are several sectors of the South African economy which we couldn’t participate in. Previously, we were pretty much limited to the construction sector, and missed out on opportunities in the materials handling, mining, and quarrying sectors, among others,” explains Les Lothian, CEO of Kemach Equipment. Business realignment The business realignment strategy was put in motion in March 2020 when, in partnership with Anhui HELI, Kemach introduced its Kemach Forklift range, giving 20

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the company a footprint into the lucrative materials handling market.

spread across quarrying, mining, and recycling applications.

“The forklift business has performed beyond our expectations, especially given that we launched right before the COVID-19 outbreak in South Africa. We have already sold over 300 units, with some leading blue-chip companies among some of our first customers,” says Lothian.

“Adding McCloskey to our range of leading brands enhances our ability to satisfy the growing needs of our customers, while also creating the opportunity to strengthen our position as a total solutions provider to the markets we participate in,” he says.

This was followed by a distributorship agreement with McCloskey International in October 2020, which gave Kemach the footprint in the mining, aggregates, construction, and demolition, as well as recycling and infrastructure markets. Kemach has already recorded remarkable success with the McCloskey offering, averaging a machine a month since taking over. The machine population is evenly

In July 2021, Kemach took over the distributorship of the full range of BULL backhoe loaders in South Africa, Lesotho, and Eswatini. Leveraging an existing wide backhoe loader customer base, Lothian is adamant that Kemach will be a player of substance in the backhoe loader market in South Africa, which sells about 1 200 to 1 300 units a year. “We believe that with the addition of the BULL product to Kemach Equipment’s expanding world-class


offerings, we have the ultimate earthmoving solution across all industries,” he says. “This is a robust product built on the right fundamentals. We will complement it with good support and an industry-first 3 year/4 000-hour wet drivetrain warranty as standard.” The BULL deal was followed by yet another strategic distributorship agreement with BOMAG GmbH in August 2021, allowing Kemach to market and support the full range of BOMAG’s heavy and light machines in South Africa, Lesotho, and Eswatini. “BOMAG is a huge win for us. It fits perfectly well with where the economy is going. The government has announced a massive infrastructure development program and we are positioned to play a critical role in that,” he says. “BOMAG is also a big name in landfill construction and has had huge success in that market in the last couple of years with the previous dealer. Given South Africa’s waste problem, we believe we will play a significant role in that segment.” In August 2021, Kemach Equipment signed a distributorship agreement to sell and support the full range of Liebherr earthmoving equipment in South Africa. The range includes excavators (20 – 100 t), wheel loaders (10,4 – 25 t), bulldozers (20 – 73 t), and a line of telehandlers. On the construction side of things, Lothian says Liebherr offers a strong offering in the 20 – 30 t excavator segment, which constitutes about 60% of the excavator market in South Africa. The larger excavator range, together with the extensive wheel loader offering, also allows the company to compete at the larger end of the scale, complementing the McCloskey offering in the crushing and screening space. Lothian is also excited about the prospect of having a dozer range in the Kemach stable for the first time. To complement its range of BULL and Liebherr tool carriers, Kemach has added the Torpedo range of hammers to its stable, effective September 2021. The range was

previously distributed locally by Maximum Equipment, which remains a sub-dealer for Kemach in South Africa. Five pillars Lothian reiterates that Kemach is building its business around five different pillars – Kemach Forklifts (materials handling), McCloskey (crushing & screening), BULL backhoe loaders (construction), BOMAG (infrastructure development), and Liebherr, which gives the company a footprint in not only construction but also the logistical handling of mining materials. All of these segments leverage each other, giving the business the much-needed balance. Apart from diversification into different sectors of the economy, the multi-brand strategy also allows Kemach Equipment to offer a total solution to its customers, especially at a time when customers continue

to chase the convenience that comes with dealing with a single provider for their different needs. “In a crushing and screening application, for example, we are now able to offer a crusher and a matching excavator to load it.” “At the backend, the customer may need a wheel loader to clean up whatever they are handling and to load material onto trucks. Previously, we were not able to offer that full value chain, but now we can.” “We have also been very careful in selecting our OEM partners. All the products in our stable complement each other, are of the highest quality, and offer true value for money,” concludes Lothian.

Kemach Equipment, +27 (0) 11 826 6710,, Lifting Africa - Jan/Feb 2022



Hiab, part of Cargotec, introduces the MOFFETT E5 NX all-electric truck mounted forklifts

The MOFFETT E5 NX is the specialist for medium to heavy-duty tasks lifting up to 2,500 kg and it has been nominated for an IFOY AWARD in the category Special Vehicle / Warehouse Truck. It is the world’s first electric truck mounted forklift with a moving mast. The MOFFETT E5 NX has all-wheel drive and can be delivered with 4-way steering making it even more manoeuvrable as all wheels can rotate 90 degrees. It can go forwards, backwards, left and right, making it possible to operate in confined areas and transfer loads quickly and safely offroad, through busy sites and inside warehouses. The E5’s moving mast combined with Lift Assist gives the user true one side offloading. “As the MOFFETT E5 NX is allelectric, it operates quietly and is emission-free, which makes it the ideal choice for customers operating in low emission zones and places where noise is a concern – like residential areas, outside normal working hours.” “However, it delivers the same performance as the MOFFETT M5 model that runs on diesel, but with lower service needs as it has fewer 22

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moving parts,” says Jann Hansen, Vice President, Sales & Product Management, Truck Mounted Forklifts, Hiab. He continues: “The MOFFETT E5 NX is very versatile and can manoeuvre in rough terrain due to greater ground clearance, making it perfectly suited for a wide range of customers, across different environments in both rural and urban areas.” The truck has MOFFETT’s HMI (Human Machine Interface) display that provides rich information about the forklift’s performance and maintenance needs. As it has access to Hiab’s HiConnect™ service, the location, performance and other vital data can also be monitored online. The MOFFETT E5 25.4 NX has been announced as a finalist for the IFOY AWARD 2022 (International Intralogistics and Forklift Truck of the Year) in the category Special Vehicle / Warehouse Truck. In the nomination IFOY noted that it is available with 4-way steering

(multidirectional) and is the first moving mast machine, offering emission-free, silent deliveries and health and safety benefits for the drivers not seen in this kind of application before. In 2021 the MOFFETT E4 25.3 NX won the category Special Vehicle. MOFFETT now offers three allelectric models, the E2, E4 NX launched in 2020 and now the E5 NX. “Our goal is to have a complete eSeries electric offering, making it easier for our customers to reduce their emissions without compromising productivity. Apart from a reduced climate impact, our electric truck mounted forklifts have lower noise levels that improve safety and reduce the stress levels of the operators,” says Jann Hansen.

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The updated Crosby Straightpoint HHP Bluetooth app enables monitoring of loads in several additional applications, increasing productivity and safety. The free-to-download app, initially launched in 2018, connects to their Bluetooth load cells with a wireless range of 100 meters or 328 feet. This updated version, allows the app to connect wirelessly to up to four Bluetooth load cells on a single smartphone, versus one with the previous version, following demand from customers. Another standout feature is the capability to set a lift threshold; when that is triggered the lift is effectively counted. In other words, if a user has two cranes working alongside each

other, they could see how many lifts per day each one has completed and what the productivity is. Through a series of updates, the app now includes an analogue load indicator on the main screen and is offered in in English, Dutch, Spanish, Norwegian, Japanese, and Chinese. The app also automatically adds GPS coordinates into data logging reports and features updated overload and warning alarms to accommodate manual value entries. The HHP app is predominately used with the Bluelink, ChainSafe, and Towcell load cells, Bluelink first introduced Bluetooth technology to users previously utilising outdated mechanical force measurement. Bluelink is a 6.5t (14,300 lb.) capacity load cell, targeted at end-users that remain loyal to traditional equipment but benefit from reading the data on an iOS or Android smartphone installed with the app. The recently launched 4t capacity ChainSafe, for protection of cargo during transport, is a smart dynamic solution for measuring the load on lashing, load securement, tiedowns, and chain sling leg—and is designed for the transportation and


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construction industries to secure loads and cargo. Towcell, meanwhile, displays wirelessly the weight being towed by road-going vehicles. Thomas Dietvorst, Director of Technology Solutions, said: “The upgrade enables us to monitor loads in a number of additional applications.” “Truck haulage with chain lashes will be one of them, for example—a perfect combination with four ChainSafe load cells.” We appreciate our network of partners in the industry who have worked with us to bring this nextgen HHP app to life and continue our shared journey of delivering innovative solutions to enhance safety and productivity at job sites. Other new features on the Crosby Straightpoint HHP2 Bluetooth app, which can be downloaded in a simulation model for trials, include audio and visual alarms on overload per channel; option to set and record overload incidents; and recording of total loads, weight, and total lifts, for reports.

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Superior lifting safety for South African mining powerhouse Verton is today delighted to announce that Welgro has become their first distributor in South Africa. The partnership means that Welgro’s clients will be able to safely improve their productivity and bottom line by using the world’s first remote-controlled load-management system. Welgro was founded in 1986 with the purpose of providing impeccable quality products alongside superior service delivery to the mining, engineering, industrial and agricul-tural sectors. They specialise in supporting large Tier 1 companies, and partner with reputable national and international companies to offer comprehensive tooling and lifting equipment to their clients. Verton is proud to join this list of quality companies as it further cements them as the world’s leading experts in safe lifting technology. Verton’s load orientation products have transformed expectations of what’s possible in lifting safety and productivity. Their lifting beams and modular SpinPodTM technology use gyroscopes and sophisti-cated control systems that orientate suspended loads remotely without the need for human-held taglines. The technology removes personnel near and under loads and keeps them away from the drop zone. Welgro Director, Kyle Handley, says that partnering 26

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with Verton will fundamentally change how their customers plan their lifting operations. “One of Welgro’s primary goals is to assist our customers to make their operations safer and more efficient. This partnership is driven by these mutual goals shared by Verton and Welgro, he said. “It comes at a time where I believe the desire around improvements to workforce safety on site is on a steep rise and a major investment area for companies. Alongside Verton and The Crosby Group, we are looking forward to providing our customers with smart technology solutions they can trust to improve safety.” Chief Executive Officer of Verton, Tim Ekert, said, “The impact our product range will be able to have across Welgro’s wide-reaching clientele is exciting. “We want to see safe lifting and reliable load orientation technology make a difference in the field, supported by our outstanding partners. Whether it is being able to confi-dently plan faster project turnover, rest easy knowing that workers are safe, or boost turnover

by capitalising on opportunities for improvement identified by Verton smart technology, we want to make it possible.” Welgro works with numerous industries that stand to significantly benefit from the saf-er, smarter, and faster work advantages delivered by Verton products. These include mining, construction, port authorities, oil and gas, civil engineering, and the mobile crane sector. This collaboration effectively responds to long-standing challenges around risk mitiga-tion in lifting and orientation. Verton’s product range removes people from the load drop zone, preventing injuries from happening in the first place and thereby reducing the ripple effects of lost-time injuries. Welgro’s customers can now incorporate innova-tive technology to improve safety and efficiency during operations.

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Multi-point lifting and positioning of large structures just got faster and more precise. The new Enerpac EVO-P Pump-Per-Point Synchronous Lift System provides industry-leading speed and accuracy for heavy lifts. Designed especially for high tonnage cylinders, the EVO-P Synchronous Lift System has a lift accuracy of up to 1mm together with a comprehensive range of pump options from 5 – 20HP. As a Pump-Per-Point system, the EVO-P features individual hydraulic pumps for each lifting point. This reduces the distance from the pump to the cylinder, minimizing hose lengths, and the risk of leaks. The hydraulic pumps are two-stage, which is ideal for up to 4x faster

cylinder retraction and repetitive operations. The combination of a higher flow rate per cylinder and high accuracy means lifts get completed sooner without sacrificing quality. The EVO-P features an improved speed option for large cylinders with longer strokes, and thanks to its high oil capacity in each cylinder, it eliminates the need for custom reservoir designs. The variable-frequency drive (VFD) motor controls lifting accuracy

and minimizes starts and stops. This results in faster as well as smoother lifts—ideal for sensitive structures. The VFD speed control allows flexibility when using multiple cylinder capacities on the same lift. The pumps can be used as standalone high-flow hydraulic power units with simple handheld pendant operation.

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A look at compact telehandlers

Like their larger-sized counterparts, compact telehandlers are typically the first machines on the job site and the last to leave. The applications for these smaller machines vary greatly from the initial phases of a large construction project, where the equipment can be found unloading trucks and delivering materials, to the closing stages, where they can be utilized for job site clean up and landscaping. Below are excerpts from a recent interview with John Boehme, JLG’s senior telehandler product manager, with more insights into today’s compact telehandler market… What markets and applications are served by compact telehandlers? The biggest market and application for compact telehandlers continues to be general construction. Other markets/applications include Residential construction, refurbishment construction, parking garage construction and maintenance, landscaping and hardscaping, as well as agriculture. An advantage of compact telehandlers in urban and suburban applications compared to larger models, or other types of equipment, is that they have a 28

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small footprint but still offer plenty of power. For example, trucks still need to be loaded/unloaded on job sites in space-restricted downtown areas, and when contractors need to move job site materials from place to place, they have to have equipment that fits on the road and can manoeuvre around various obstacles. Are compact telehandlers taking market share from skid steers? Why or why not? These versatile machines are able to complete so many different tasks on job sites, like loading (and unloading), picking up, carrying around, moving from place to place, lifting and placing materials and tools. This flexibility means that compact telehandlers are often one of the most highly utilized machines on a job site. With a similar size and footprint compared to a skid steer, but with the additional capabilities that only a telehandler can offer — additional lift height and forward reach, as well as exceptional terrainability — compact telehandlers offer contractors more options to choose from to get work done.

For example, the ultra-compact JLG® Skytrak® 3013 telehandler can be used in place of a skid steer to give you more reach, greater lift height, increased up-and-over reach and enhanced terrainability. But it also fits on a standard trailer, so it can easily be transported between landscaping and hardscape jobs. When choosing between a compact telehandler or a skid steer loader, it really depends on the work that needs to be done and the equipment solution that a contractor is looking for. Contractors would choose a telehandler when they need additional lift height, additional forward reach and/or exceptional terrainability. Due to their size, compact telehandlers make good candidates for hybrid power/electrification. Do you see this size category as a viable ‘green’ machine? Why or why not? Technology is continuously developing, and obviously, JLG is following this closely. Globally, the focus on reducing emissions produced by off-highway


construction equipment, including telehandlers, continues to expand exponentially. Two drivers for this growth is: 1) Existing and future legislation on emissions and noise, and 2) The desire to drive down equipment’s total cost of ownership (TCO). Responding to these drivers, the aerial market has changed in the last few years. In the past, telehandlers were powered by the biggest, most powerful internal combustion (IC) engines that an individual equipment model could support. But today, that’s all changed. The new trend is toward owning and operating equipment that comes equipped with the latest hybrid technology, direct drive and/ or lithium-ion batteries. Right now, current electrical technology does tend to be more applicable to smaller machines, and there are several electricdrive telehandler models already available in the market. We also anticipate that as lithiumion batteries become more affordable, that the technology will become more accessible; therefore, there will be less need and demand for hybrid models in the future. This will be because the performance of a lithium-ion operated machine is equal to a conventional dieselpowered machine. Because of these trends, customers are asking for more electrified equipment solutions, and telehandler OEMs, including JLG, are working to provide innovative, productive solutions. So, yes, we believe that electrification options in this equipment category will continue to evolve. Aside from telematics, what trends are occurring with compact telehandlers? We are following the electrification and urbanization trends very closely, as well as the move toward connected job sites. As an example, with less and less open space, new buildings are becoming taller and placed closer together. This is driving higher demand for smaller footprint telehandlers, like the super

compact JLG Skytrak 3013 model. And, IoT is changing how we develop equipment and how equipment interacts with each other, operators, and technicians. For operators and owners, equipment is becoming more connected, allowing it to provide valuable data throughout the workday for decision making and planning purposes. For rental companies, this connectivity can help improve fleet utilization, maintenance, serviceability and uptime. Although not specific to telehandlers, digital solutions are also expanding for use during the initial design and planning stages, through finish work. These solutions are making job sites more efficient and include BIM modelling and augmented reality apps. Both help rental companies and contractors plan for and select the right equipment for the work at hand. What are the most-recent design/ engineering updates or changes that JLG has made to its compact telehandler line? The latest compact telehandler from JLG, which includes our most recent design and engineering advances is the JLG SkyTrak 3013 telehandler. This model is designed to meet the needs of landscapers,

do-it-yourself homeowners, small industrial work and agricultural applications. Its lightweight allows for transport on small tow-behind trailers. Additionally, the model features a 4-wheel drive, two-wheel rear steer, a hydrostatic drive system and two coupler options, all supported by a Kubota V-1505 diesel engine with 30.8 hp. The SkyTrak 3013 is built to be the best solution for handling and transporting materials in small spaces. When compared to skid steers, the new ultracompact machine will offer better reach into truck beds and trailers and over obstacles, in addition to better lift height for single story houses and dump trucks. The cab design is spacious, and the placement of the boom gives operators a 360-degree view. The SkyTrak 3013 is available with a variety of options, including open and fully enclosed cabs, a cold weather package, work lights, a universal skid steer coupler and a variety of tires.

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How to turn your telescopic handler into a real crusher

Having only one option is not an option. This quote could not be more true when talking about urban construction jobs. It is on these sites that telehandlers have seen growing popularity, they are rapidly becoming a solid choice for getting work done in tight urban areas because contractors see the benefits these multi-purpose machines can offer. Pretty simple really, the ‘’zoom boom’’ can be used as a work platform or as a mini-crane to lift loads, to move and place materials ranging from bricks and gravel to lumber and it can also fit MB Crusher attachments and become a jaw crusher to reduce rocks or debris lying around or a screener to sift resides material and clean up the site. Telehandlers are purposebuilt for material handling. But

why limit the possibilities when by plugging in an MB Crusher attachment to the hydraulic system you can extend the duties that can be carried out by just one machine and one operator. What makes telescopic handlers a great companion of the MB’s Crusher unit is the operators choice. When equipped they can serve as substitutes for backhoe loaders, and together they can guarantee better mobility and less expensive performances. Hence, connecting a telescopic handler with an MB Crusher attached is the winning choice, so let’s see which type of units can be mounted. MB-L line these attachments will transform the telehandler into a jaw crusher. Four models to choose from and the carrier will scoop up debris, rocks, bricks and concrete and crush all rubbles into valuable backfill material. Yes, the same telehandler used to move material


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around will also begin to produce aggregates with ease. MB-HDS four different models will change a telehandler into a machine able to select and reduce a multitude of materials. From excavated soil to demolition debris, twigs, bark plasterboards, whatever is present at the site can be re-purposed immediately. The innovation of this line is how effortless the rotating shafts can be changed at the site. With one HDS unit and different rotating shafts, the telehandler can be considered a multi-purpose system able to process a highquantity of materials. MB-LS two rotary screening buckets that will be ideal when precision is needed, nothing bigger than the size of the hole will pass through. The chosen grid size can be changed at the site by unscrewing a few bolts. Incrementing your possibilities could not be easier, just equip

your telehandler with an MB Crusher unit and open new job opportunities, grow your business, it will be easy and worth it.

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In our 21st Century lifestyle we regularly upgrade our mobile phones to new more advanced models

So why can’t we simply upgrade an existing crane radio remote control? Great news, Danfoss have developed their new IKargo family of radio remote control equipment to do just that ! The Danfoss (formerly IKUSI) TM70 range has been the workhorse of the industry for over 15 years and still offers great service. Now, existing TM70/1 and TM70/2 transmitters can be simply upgraded to their new IKargo equivalents. No need to replace the entire radio control system, no crane access is required, no existing radio receiver replacement, no need to re-wire existing cabling and specialist engineers are not required. With a simple EEprom (SIM) swap between transmitters, the new IKargo transmitter automatically links with the existing TM70 receiver, that’s it, you are ready to go! That is not all, every upgrade is supplied with a conversion kit that replaces the TM70 battery charger and Ni-Cd batteries with a new energy efficient smart battery charger and two ‘state-of-the-art’ lithium batteries. Offering excellent battery life 32

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results in a massive increase in shift time between battery charges. Irugasa is committed to reducing carbon footprints and we will recycle the old TM70 transmitter, battery charger and batteries on your behalf. Irugasa Power Solutions and PAR Systems are delighted to announce a partnership to further drive success for EXPERTOPERATOR™ customers in the United Kingdom and Ireland. With Irugasa’s strategic focus on lifting equipment and location in the U.K., we are ideally placed to partner in this success. EXPERTOPERATOR works by intercepting pendant/radio commands and processing the operator’s input to provide the crane’s drive system with a smooth acceleration and deceleration curve which minimizes the natural tendency of a load to sway. This is similar to the input of a highly skilled, ‘expert crane operator’ and is highly repeatable.

Cable sway is eliminated; efficiency and safety are increased. Additional features can be incorporated to increase safety and productivity by mitigating side load and snag conditions (CRANEVISION™), programming complex move sequences (AUTOMOVE™), and creating no-fly zones to protect sensitive equipment, walkways, or other regions (SAFEMOVE™). Irugasa Power Solutions has been providing remote control expertise to the U.K. market for over 25 years. We began as the U.K. arm of IKUSI, a Spain-based radio control manufacturer who was integrated into world-renowned Danfoss group in 2018. With a primary focus of providing products and services to the U.K. Lifting Industry, EXPERTOPERATOR sits well alongside the current portfolio.



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Pioneers of braking systems expand & enhance product portfolio

DELLNER BUBENZER the launch of the new SB 28.5 disc brake, which is now available to the global market. The new SB 28.5 brake upgrades the industry-leading SB Series equipment with optimized technology and maintenance service. This new product launch marks the first since the global DELLNER BUBENZER merger. “DELLNER BUBENZER is pleased to announce the release of the SB 28.5," said Jan-Willem Schoneveld, CCO of DELLNER BUBENZER. "DELLNER BUBENZER's goal to become the world's leading supplier of brakes and related power transmission products requires us to constantly evolve our company and our offerings.” “By constantly monitoring our products, recognizing optimal performance potential, and responding to market needs, this is another opportunity to expand and enhance our product portfolio with worldwide competence and expertise.” Further, Schoneveld elaborated on the enhancements of the new generation of the SB disc brake, “sustainability is a driving force in development for us with the combination of the SB 28.5 34

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with the BUEL® thruster. This is an important development for braking systems that consumes less energy with a fast-closing time. Beyond sustainability and energy saving, the SB 28.5 brake presents the significant advantage of less maintenance. This is a result of the improved self-centering system by roller and cam.” “In addition, we have advanced the automatic wear compensation and the parallel alignment of brake shoes, so maintenance work is simplified. The compact design allows our customers for 1:1 replacement of previous products, ensuring precise interchangeability if new brakes are needed.” “This new braking system underscores DELLNER BUBENZER commitment to uphold our pioneering reputation and deploy the latest in technology to mirror what market needs and our clients deserve,” says Schoneveld. DELLNER BUBENZER Group is a

global leader in the design and manufacture of braking and hydraulic systems for the material handling, crane and hoist, container handling, mining, marine, industrial, offshore, oil and gas, and wind energy sectors. The group employs 900 employees with annual revenues reaching R 2.4 Billion. DELLNER BUBENZER is a global leader in braking system design and manufacturing serving customers from over 25 offices/locations throughout the world. As a multinational global company, DELLNER BUBENZER is also a local partner with manufacturing facilities located in Sweden, Germany, Poland, Italy, Denmark, Czech Republic, India, USA, and China, as well as sales and service divisions in Holland, Singapore, Malaysia, Dubai, Brazil, and Argentina.








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Equipment rigging defined

Equipment rigging involves the labour and tools required to transport, install, or dismantle large scale industrial machinery. Here is equipment rigging defined! Rigging a mobile crane requires specific equipment as well as expertise to undertake. When a team is in charge of rigging up or dismantling a largescale industrial machine like a mobile crane, it is essential that they have the right equipment for the job. At Concord Cranes, we have qualified rigging teams that are highly skilled in

the assembly and disassembly of mobile cranes. When it comes to equipment rigging, there are a few parts to the process that are required to ensure that the project goes on without a hitch. Read on to understand more about what equipment riggers do and the specialised steps that go into crane & rigging projects.

Equipment Rigging What is equipment rigging? Equipment rigging is defined as the equipment required for the successful rigging of a machine. It is a broad field of expertise and can pertain to the smallest of machines being rigged up to the largest of machines like a crane being rigged up. We are going to discuss the rigging equipment and processes involved in large scale rigging projects for this article. Expertise & Planning Before a project can even begin, it has to be scoped and planned for. Specialised rigging teams, like the experts at Concord Cranes, would assess the requirements of a project including budget, time, equipment, location, and limitations. Technical drawings and lifting plans have to be created for the project too. Transport For most projects, the beginning takes place when the crane parts have to be transported to a site in order to be rigged. In the case of largescale rigging projects, the cranes are often dismantled into several large parts that need to be transported on large, abnormal load trucks. Planning and the right expertise are required to make sure


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the transportation of the crane is safely conducted, whether it be taking parts to the site for rigging, or taking parts from the site after dismantling. Installation & Dismantling Once the planning is complete and the crane has safely arrived on site, it can be rigged up. Once the crane has been successfully rigged, it is important to conduct load testing on the crane to make sure it can withstand the weights it is required to. Specific load testing equipment is used in this process and it needs to be conducted by a load testing inspector. Expertise Rigging specialists, like Concord Cranes, would need to have been through vigorous training to qualify as a red seal rigger, which means they have done a specialised apprenticeship in rigging. When choosing a company to complete your rigging services, make sure they are fully qualified to do so. What are the safety aspects of equipment rigging? When it comes to rigging, especially large machinery like cranes, there are a few key elements to take into account when it comes to safety. Safety at all parts of the project, is paramount and safety measures and plans need to be in place at all times. Ground Safety A ground assessment will be done

before rigging and dismantling a crane to inspect the ground and to make sure it is fit to take the weight of all the rigging equipment needed for the project. It will also ensure the ground area is sturdy enough to carry the weight of the crane once it is rigged up. Site Clearance Safety The site needs to be cleared for safety as well, which includes making sure the site is clear of any potential limitations or hazards such as power lines. Team Safety Personnel safety is key too and

everyone needs to be fully aware of the health and safety plans in place for the entire duration of the project. At Concord Cranes we are an equipment rigging company that offers turnkey solutions that include services for a variety of industries. From the hiring of mobile cranes to abnormal load transport and rigging, we understand the detail that is required for these highlyspecialised projects.

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How access control systems enhance operator safety

Access control is an idea whose time has come. A growing number of fleet owners are recognizing that it’s a wise investment because it helps them create a safer job site and ensures that their machines are being operated properly. This optional tool allows equipment owners to safeguard their machines and improve job site safety by preventing unauthorized personnel from accessing equipment. Using telematics, enables remote management of users, machine lock-out and access. In the process, it helps to bring order to the chaotic environment of the job site. “The typical construction site is not a neat, well-organized, perfectly-orchestrated place,” explains Ara Eckel, director of product management for JLG’s connected solutions platform team. “Machines and workers are moving everywhere, often on surfaces that are not level. That’s not an environment where you want untrained, unqualified operators utilizing aerial lifts.” Most of the equipment on the job site is unsecured. If the keys are in it, anyone can use it. Untrained 38

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operators can not only put themselves and other workers in danger, but they also increase the odds of property or equipment damage. Safety is job one Access control restricts the operation of the aerial lift equipment to qualified and properly trained people. This list of approved operators can be remotely managed from a centralized web portal, enabling one person to manage hundreds of machines on multiple job sites. A list of authorized users is communicated to each machine in the field using telematics and is stored on its access control keypad. That means the system continues working, even if the machine is operating indoors or in areas with little or no cellular connectivity. Once it’s back in range of a cell tower or satellite, its database of authorized users is automatically updated.

It’s in the cards Machine operators receive a unique ID number or RFID card that allows them to access only the equipment they are authorized to operate via a keypad on the machine. The RFID cards, produced by the International Powered Access Federation (IPAF) and certain aerial lift manufacturers (including JLG) contain operator data, a list of machine models they’re qualified to operate and when each certification expires. Access control can be managed via a PIN code, the RFID card or both. Without proper authentication, the machine cannot be started or moved. “RFID cards transform access control from a list of operator numbers and PIN codes into a knowledge system,” Eckel points out. JLG provides operator training and RFID cards loaded with the corresponding qualifications to its customers. That integrated approach helps fleet owners simplify operator administration.

For example, OSHA considers telehandlers to be powered industrial trucks. It mandates that operators of them must be recertified every three years. Other types of aerial lifts are governed by a voluntary set of ANSI standards, which specify that operators should be certified to operate them. Even though compliance isn’t mandatory, Eckel says that savvy fleet owners are recognizing that it makes sense from a safety and liability standpoint to align themselves with it. Improved equipment utilization Access control, in combination with telematics data collected from machines in the field, gives fleet managers a more complete picture of who is using each machine and how. A web-based portal provides them with up-to-date data on hundreds of machines in dozens of locations, all within one centralized interface. This gives them a more complete picture of machine utilization. “Without access control, the machine’s telematics system reports when a machine is being used and where, along with basic condition data. But, you can’t see who is operating it.” Eckel emphasizes. “Access control helps fleet managers to connect the dots by showing them who is operating each machine.” That enables them to do a more effective job of managing machines and people —and ensuring job site safety in the process: “For example, if a daily inspection shows that an aerial lift was damaged, the access control system can tell you who the last person was who operated it,” Eckel points out. “And if it’s unsafe to operate, the fleet manager can send a lockout code to the machine that prevents anyone from using it until it’s repaired.”

The future of access control To communicate with machines in the field, access control systems rely on the communications backbone offered by equipment telematics systems. The volume of data that can be transmitted is currently limited by communications bandwidth and the capabilities of today’s telematics hardware. As they evolve and improve in the coming years, they may enable many enhancements to access control. “Currently, telematics systems report on basic equipment data: Location, whether or not the machine is operating and a limited amount of conditional data, such as hour meter readings. Imagine if that could be expanded to include data on how a machine is being used,” envisions Rick Smith, senior director of global product training at JLG. Soon, it may be possible to establish a profile of best operating practices and then compare that to the telematics data from each machine. That could provide key insights into the true level of proficiency of each operator. “For example, are they attempting to move the machine without using the proper interlocks? Do they forget to hit the enable switch? Are they using the footswitch properly? Are they exceeding the machine’s maximum slope capabilities? Is the machine generating alarms that indicate they’re pushing the limits of the machine’s capacity when performing lifts?” Smith adds that in many cases, this data is being captured on electronic control systems on the machine. They aren’t being reported by its telematics system — yet. But he’s confident that they will be as the technology improves. Once this detailed operating data becomes available, it may ignite a revolution in operator training. “It would enable you to provide operators with customized training to correct the areas where they need help.” “You could even put them in a virtual training environment where they could practice the operations and procedures where they need


In addition, the RFID cards enable fleet owners to track certifications that need to be renewed regularly.

reinforcement,” Smith ponders. “The data is all there. It’s just a matter of developing a prescriptive training plan based upon their onthe-job performance.” A global groundswell of support for access control Even though these advanced training capabilities are a few years away, rental companies and contractors can enjoy the benefits of access control today. As more safety-conscious fleet owners adopt it, its momentum is growing worldwide. One driver of this trend is that a growing number of countries are adopting ISO standards for operator training and qualification. Smith, who sat on the committee that developed the ANSI A92 standard, explains that it was designed to align U.S. aerial lift standards more strongly with the popular European mandate. “There’s no question that a safer job site is a more productive one. Making sure that only authorized users are operating equipment is a big part of that equation,” he concludes. “If you’re concerned about keeping your people safe and protecting the value of your equipment assets, access control is a no-brainer.”

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Masslift Africa achieves B-BBEE Level 1 and continues its commitment to transformation

After receiving its first-ever Level 2 B-BBEE accreditation in 2020, Masslift Africa made it their mission and priority to achieve a Level 1 accreditation in the last year. Through hard work and perseverance, it is proud to announce that it has achieved B-BBEE contributor score of Level 1. This achievement is proof that Masslift Africa is committed to real transformation and empowerment as it believes that these are key requirements for the promotion of sustainable economic growth and social development in South Africa. This is also great news for its current and future customers as they can now claim back 270% of their procurement spend. By choosing Masslift Africa as your forklift supplier you are positively contributing to the sustainable change the company is making in terms of transforming South Africa. Level 1 status improves the competitiveness of any company which is another shared benefit for clients. “The level 1 accreditation is in line with our vision for the company as we are deeply committed to the transformation and upliftment of South Africa.” “We are proud of not giving black economic empowerment lip service by sustainably supporting initiatives that uplift the communities within 40

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which we operate.” Thembi Mazibuko, CFO For this year's Nelson Mandela Day, Masslift Africa contributed to the Nelson Mandela Children's Hospital via Jacaranda FM's Good Morning Angels initiative.

socio-economic conditions of previously disadvantaged communities.” Added Mazibuko

We proudly achieved a perfect score of 5 for socioeconomic development and reiterates the company’s commitment to driving transformation forward.

The upskilling and development of communities within which industries operate is critical to ensuring economic growth and a prosperous future for the country. Masslift Africa is having a positive impact on alleviating unemployment by providing employment opportunities for those communities within which the company operates. Once employed, the company also aids in their skills development by constantly providing mentorship and training for them to stay up to date with the industry.

“We are proud to be a 71% Black Owned business, and this reaffirms our drive towards economic transformation and the desire to help lift our country to new heights.”

Masslift Africa continues to be committed to build on these existing foundations to ensure that economic benefits and opportunities are spread equitably across South Africa.

“This does not mean that we will stop here, on the contrary we will ramp up our efforts to conduct business in a way that creates opportunities to address the

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the working status, on the control panel. This service is also key in terms of maintenance. Monitoring machine hours, technical alerts and maintenance data allows to plan maintenance to keep the fleet running and in perfect condition at all times.

Everything is under control with My Magni

Managing a large fleet of machines is very difficult, especially if we are talking about dealers or big rental companies. Even in this case, Magni offers its customers a targeted solution to the problem. Thus, My Magni was created. My Magni is a 360° machine monitoring service in real time that we offer for free to our customers for the first three years after purchasing a RTH range machine. At the end of this period, the customer

is free to decide whether to renew or cancel the subscription. This system allows to view the exact position and track the movements of each machine. It also displays the most relevant data, such as

This allows to drive down costs and, above all, increases productivity. Moreover, My Magni alerts the user when the machine leaves a specific operating area and also if it is switched on or moved illegally. The main screen is divided into five pages: • Fleet-home: displays the exact position of each unit and its operating status; • Classic: provides access to standard modules such as reports, servicing, alarms and access control; • Fleet Inventory: allows to segment and chart your fleet; • Search for a unit: shows all relevant information, such as geolocation and status, in real time by setting appropriate filters; • CAN BUS data: allows to check daily usage, CAN BUS data, and any current active events for all the machines of the fleet. The My Magni application is also optimised for mobile. In addition to all the features highlighted above, this version also offers a chat to monitor ongoing communication with the customer and share highquality pictures and video content.

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