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Customer finds easy answer to maintenance problem

Needing to make repairs on a piece of equipment. A customer could not find a solution that was both safe and appropriate. That is until they came across Air Technical Industries Rotating Jib-Master Forklift attachment with personnel basket attached.

They needed to lift up and over other equipment to be able to access the machine they needed to work on. Attaching the Rotating Jib-Master Forklift attachment to their existing fork truck they could easily navigate the equipment below and allow the worker to safely reach and repair what needed to be done. This saved them thousands of dollars from having to by a crane to do the lifting.

The Rotating Jib-Master Fork Lift Attachment can rotate 150 degrees on a forklift truck. Giving the forklift a new dimension that was not previously available. The Rotating Jib-Master Fork Lift Attachment can also be permanently or temporarily mounted to the floor or truck to achieve 360 degrees of rotation. The capacity when the boom is retracted is 3000 pounds and when the boom is fully extended 2000 pounds. An optional personnel basket can be attached for optimal flexibility and safety in maintenance situations. The personnel basket is 24” wide x 36” long x 42” high with a capacity of 500 pounds.

Jib-Master Forklift Crane

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Versatile Multi-Tasking Jib-Master

Air Technical Industries of Mentor, Ohio announces the innovative development of the new, convertible Jib-Master Forklift Crane. The unique Jib-Master starts as a forklift crane used for lifting large parts, bundles of long material, or with the optional personnel basket. The Jib-Master then converts to a pedestal mount for fixed installation as a workstation crane. Finally, take the Jib-Master on the road by mounting it on a truck for field work.

Jib-Master Forklift Cranes

The model JB-4R has powered articulating mast rotation, hydraulic boom lift and powered hydraulic telescopic boom retracted 3000 pounds capacity, extended 2000 pounds capacity and lifts up to 144″ plus height of fork truck lift. Unit is self-contained battery powered 12V or 24V DC battery included and features push button remote control. Available options include a personnel basket to lift a person over obstacles and into hard to reach places for maintenance or assembly work. With optional pedestal base, unit can be mounted in a fixed location in the plant or it can be installed on a truck for field work.

These unique options and configurations make the Jib-Master a very versatile piece of equipment idea for many applications. It can be used for bulk handling, the handling of long structural or roll items, maintenance work with personnel basket, assembly work, or used as all-around crane for lifting, handling and transporting large parts or other miscellaneous items.

Several models are available to fit any customer’s application and budget:

  • The model JB-1 features fixed horizontal, manual telescopic boom for lifting and carrying long tubular items or long rolls of material with a forklift.
  • The model JB-2 has manually adjustable boom angle for lifting higher, taller items with a forklift. It also features a manual telescopic boom.
  • The model JB-4 has powered hydraulic boom lift and powered telescopic boom action for straight up and down lifting without rotation.
  • The model JB-4R has powered hydraulic boom lift, powered telescopic boom action, and also features powered rotation allowing up to 150° when installed on a forklift and full 360° rotation when mounted on a truck or pedestal base.

The battery powered unit is totally self-contained with batteries included. All units are built of heavy-duty welded steel construction for hard industrial use. The Jib-Master Forklift Crane is an ideal industrial tool where a variety of products or services must be handled. It is an economical tool to do big jobs and truly is one tool that will handle many different tasks, hence MULTI-TASKING!

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