Monthly Archives February 2014

Affordable Wireless Controls For BIGMAX Articulated Cranes

February 14, 2014 BIGMAX Cranes

Drive Products now offers a reliable, versatile and affordable wireless remote control system suitable for small mono-boom and articulated cranes with low volume hydraulic systems.  New BIGMAX cranes from Drive Products’s stock can now be shipped with wireless controls. In addition, BIGMAX cranes currently in service with manual controls can now be economically retrofitted with wireless controls.

Wireless (radio) controls have been well accepted over the last 20 years on most large articulated cranes. However, most of the smaller mono-boom cranes (ie. less than 4 t/m) have been manually operated using the hydraulic control valve on the crane.

Wireless controls have been slow to be accepted for smaller cranes for several reasons:

While inconvenient, an operator of a small crane

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