Concrete Products

FEB 2017

Concrete Products covers the issues that attract producers of ready mixed and manufactured concrete focusing on equipment and material technology, market development and management topics.

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Page 90 of 95 February 2017 • 89 INNOVATIONS EQUIPMENT & TECHNOLOGY Based in the United Kingdom and repre- sented in North America by Lift-Tek, B&B Attachments has developed the Beam Grab, a forklift attachment with optional lifting hooks and rubber pad gripper. The device is designed to pick up a range of different sized elements. A universal crane mounting plate enables the attachment to suit various adap- tors; quick release couplings ease the switch to alternative attachments when required. Initial Beam Grab users have included the United Kingdom's Lynx Precast, a specialist in the design, manufacture and installation of precast concrete flooring systems. The pro- ducer has invested $2.5 million-plus in its T-beam and hollowcore operation, the only such facility in the northeast of England. It is now equipped to supply a complete range of traditional or insulated beams and block, hollowcore slabs, stairs and landings. Lynx Precast caters to customers across the build- ing and construction sector: home builders, general or heavy/civil contractors, builders' merchants and do-it-yourself practitioners. The producer understands that a) each site and customer has different delivery requirements and expectations; and, b) when delivering product, vehicles and material handling attachments must be specified to suit. To boost customer service, Lynx Precast contacted B&B Attachments to supply beam grab attachments. Fitted to the producer's crane-equipped delivery vehicles, the devices assist in the smooth transfer of beams where "supply only" customers do not require the aid of mechanical offloading facilities on site. "We wanted to make our delivery process as smooth and as safe as possible," affirms Lynx Precast Managing Director Andy Teas- dale. "The Beam Grabs have helped us achieve this. The ease of use and reliable operation of the attachments has also helped improve productivity." — Lift Technologies Inc., West- minster, S.C., 864/647-1119; www.lift-tek. com; Precast clamp Visit us at booth #C30989

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