Manufacturer David Round claims that motorised jib rotation is no longer a luxury but an affordable ‘must-have’ feature.

Round, based in the USA, has manufactured a rotation system which provides powered rotation for new jib cranes or it can be retrofitted to existing ones. It mounts within the canopy and fits most makes of free-standing jibs up to 5t in capacity and 6m (20ft) span. Push-button controls can be added to hoist pendants.

David Round claims that its product is “nearly half the cost of other jib drives”.

The company adds: “A unique gearmotor design, a range of standard speeds, simple drive pressure adjustment, sealed lubrication and proven drive technology enables the Roto-Mate to deliver years of dependable service.”