Monthly Archives March 2014

Choosing The Right Hydraulic Outrigger Stabilizer For Custom Applications

March 25, 2014 BIGMAX Cranes

INTRODUCTION

This article describes the various types of hydraulic outrigger stabilizers, how they are used, and the steps an OEM buyer needs to follow to select the right stabilizer for their particular custom application.

The article will be of interest to OEMS who want to buy stabilizers ‘off the shelf’ rather than manufacture their own. BIGMAX products are used by OEMs who build heavy duty equipment such as rock crushers; as well as by companies who design, build and sell service cranes and medium duty equipment such as mobile sign trucks.

The article will also be useful for fleet managers who are either looking for stabilizers for new mobile equipment or are upgrading stabilizers to meet more stringent stability requirements and standards.

WHY IS

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Drive Products Announces Two New Lines of Marine Cranes

March 3, 2014 BIGMAX Cranes

technocrane marine cranesDrive Products has announced the launch of two new lines of marine cranes to be distributed through the North, Central and South American market. BIGMAX telescopic cranes and Amco Veba articulated (knuckleboom) cranes can be used for cargo handling or on workboats used in various industries from coastal transportation and commercial fishing, to aquaculture and towing.

A representative of Drive Products says “The BIGMAX and Amco Veba marine cranes have many excellent features not typically found in the under 40 tonne/meter class. These features include a rugged oil bath rotation system, dual rack and pinion slewing, standup pedestal controls, and three levels of marinization. In addition, both the BIGMAX and the Amco Veba marine cranes have heavy duty lift cylinders similar to those

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