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Gleason Cranes announces Travelift distributorship

Gleason Cranes recently announced it had been appointed the National Distributor for US leading brand of rubber tyred gantry cranes, Travelift.

Mi-Jack Products is the manufacturer of Travelift and Translift Rubber Tyred Gantry cranes (RTG). Mi-Jack specialises in solutions for industrial and intermodal applications worldwide. Mi-Jack has machines operating on six of the seven continents and is globally recognised for designing and manufacturing innovative and productive machines.

All of Mi-Jacks machines and components are manufactured to international ISO certified standards. The Travelift RTG operates in most industrial applications including rail, port intermodal facilities, concrete manufacturing plants, construction, infrastructure and resources.

Gleason Cranes’, Chris Logan, is particularly pleased with the development.

“Gleason Cranes is well known to the Australian market, we’ve been importing, buying and selling and supporting cranes for over 40 years and we know a winner when we see one. The Travelift product is a winner.

“The Australian market may not be aware, but there are already seven Travelift container handling RTGs operating locally with major businesses including ANRR, NRC and Toll North QRX. Mi-Jack Travelift is also the primary RTG provider to the North American prestress industry with the product very popular on new bridge and existing bridge reconstruction.

“They can customise the dimensions required to work on bridges and have the capability to pick and carry at capacities which offer huge advantages and cost savings over traditional construction cranes. For the rail sector, they have provided rail wheels in leu of rubber tyred when requested. The Mi-Jack Travelift RTG range offers capacities ranging from 18t to 295t and dimensions can be customised to meet specific applications,” said Logan.

There are a number of design features which make the Travelift RTG popular said Logan.

“The optimal engine horsepower/RPM requirements needed to operate the Travelift are supplied automatically through the Power on Demand feature which maximises efficiencies and achieves 36 per cent fuel savings and 25 per cent extended engine life,” he said.

The Autospreader, with adjustable slides and hooking capabilities controlled from the cab, help to eliminate the need for ground riggers and the need to climb ladders to hook/unhook product. The AutoSpreader comes in various models capable of handling double tees, hollow core, wall panels, I-Beams, and any other applications looking to maximise productivity.

By equipping the Mi-Jack Travelift rubber tyred gantry crane with a magnet package, controlled from the cab, the operator can handle steel products without the necessary ground crew needed to hook/unhook product. C-Hooks are designed for easy handling of steel wire and steel coils.

“The Travelift is a world class product,” said Logan, “it is extremely versatile, and designed to operate in numerous applications and industry sectors. It is particularly well suited to the intermodal and container handling industry but is equally at home in prestressed concrete manufacturing and rail applications.

“With the amount of infrastructure projects in the pipeline, we believe now is the ideal time to be working with Mi-Jack and the Travelift product and the team at Gleason Cranes looks forward to answering any questions and providing more information on the range,” he said.

 

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