It is adjustable and has four different length positions: it measures from 56.57in to 77.57in long, 32.44in wide, and 36.87in high. It weighs 140lbs when fully assembled, without a crane’s pedestal base, so total weight will depend on the davit being used.

Constructed from steel with a powder-coat finish, oversized casters make rolling the base and moving the crane easy. The wheel base features a patented floor anchoring system, which allows the davit to rotate 360°, even when under load.

Richard Miller, sales manager at Oz Lifting, said: “Demand for such a solution has steadily increased over the last few years. Our customers try to leverage the benefits of our lightweight davit cranes with the ability to use them in different ways and locations. The [wheel] base allows them to move the crane to various points within a facility; the applications are limitless. The main benefit is that users do not have to permanently mount a base at the pick location.”

Having previewed the wheel base at the Water Environment Federation’s Technical Exhibition & Conference (WEFTEC) in Chicago, Oz Lifting will show it at the AHR Expo (Booth S10534), which takes place 22-24 January 2024, also in Chicago.

OZ Lifting is preparing for a 1 January 2024 launch.

“We are always looking at adding new and innovative products to market,” added Miller. “You will see more in 2024 – stay tuned.”

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Oz Lifting displaying davit cranes at water sector exhibition