Portable electro-mechanical jacks are being produced by Whiting Corporation to lift and lower heavy diesel power units and generators on diverse and remote inland and coastal sites.
The 25 ton specially modified portable electric jacks – first deployed in a set of four to lift truck-length power generators – are based on Whiting’s proven and reliable MA locomotive jacks, used to hoist rail freight and passenger cars for building, maintenance and overhaul.
As with any large piece of machinery, there are risks associated with owning and operating an overhead crane. Overhead cranes are designed to move big loads and, when properly maintained and inspected, provide reliable and dependable service. Today, we highlight several reasons why regular crane maintenance and inspections are necessary.