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Wheelift transporters are built to carry loads of 50 to 500 tons or more. Multiple transporters can be used in multi-mode to increase capacity even further.
Wheelift transporters can be made in various sizes. Some of our standards can be found on our spec sheet page.
“Headless” transporters have the engine and all the machinery components below the top deck of the transporter. On the contrary, “Headed” transporters house the engine/generator package, the hydraulic components, and electrical panels at one end of the transporter.
A Headless configuration allows the transporter to enter under a load from one side and exit the other, thus providing more maneuverability and flexibility.
Manufacturing processes, in any industry, that require movement of heavy (more than 30 tons) have experienced process benefits by using Wheelift transporters. A few are profiled in our case studies.
Steering, propulsion, and lift functions are controlled by the SynchroSteer® controller, and operator interface and control is through a hand-held wireless radio. Through a belly pack, a single operator—even in multi-mode—can control the forward and reverse speed of the vehicle; adjust the turning angle, travel mode, and travel speed; and raise and lower the load.
The omni-directional capabilities of Wheelift transporters allow immense flexibility in operating environment. Each wheel module on a transporter can rotate on its own centerline, allowing the transporters to travel in any direction without typical “turns.”