HYDRAULIC MOTORS DRIVE STRADDLE TRANSPORTER

Powerful material-handling equipment is required to lift, transport, and stack International Organization of Standardization (ISO) containers. Straddle-type hoists use power from one engine for multiple functions such as hoist, traverse, and drive propulsion. Rubery Owen Mechanical Equipment Ltd. of Darlaston, Staffordshire, England, are builders of a vehicle named the Karrilift 90. It uses its massive size and hydraulic motors to transport up to a 40-metric-ton loaded container to a typical height of 30 ft for straddle loading. The transporter is 24 ft long, 50 ft wide, and 35 ft high. It transmits power from near-ground level to loading height while simultaneously providing for power steering and wheel drive at ground level. Its hydraulic power transmission, the sizing of hydraulic hoist motors, and safety features are described.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Industrial Publishing Corporation

    614 Superior Avenue West
    Cleveland, OH  USA  44113
  • Publication Date: 1976-12

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 51-52
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00157728
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 15 1977 12:00AM