Dock Loading Crane with Built in Fall Protection
The customer was lifting everything with a forklift to load flatbed trucks next to a dock. The forklift repeatedly would get close to the edge of the dock to load the material. It was slow and cumbersome to get the load in the correct position. Then the truck driver would have to climb on the truck in all weather conditions to tarp and strap down the loads.
Tri-State Overhead Crane provided the customer with a motorized outdoor crane with a forklift attachment. This allowed for the customer to set a skid on the dock and utilize the crane to load the semi-trailer. At the end of the crane we cantilevered the runway structure to allow for an overhead crane fall protection monorail to be mounted at the end of the system. This monorail is designed to be used with an SRL (retractable lifeline) to arrest a fall when working at height.
The customer was able to pick and place loads more efficiently and safely. They were able to get the forklifts off the slippery dock, and they were able to protect the truck driver from a potential fall. This is a solution that was possible because of the structural engineering and crane building expertise of Tri-State Overhead Crane. Tri-State Overhead Crane has full engineering with a PE on staff, does all design, fabrication, installation, and after sale service in house for a complete turnkey solution under one roof. We also build custom ergonomic under the hook tooling as well as provide complete fall protection services.
Tri-State Overhead Crane is your custom crane and fall protection solution provider! TSOC designs, manufactures and installs cranes and fall protection systems; serving clients from coast to coast, Canada, Mexico and especially focused in the states of Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Arkansas, Mississippi, Nebraska, Tennessee, Kentucky, Iowa, and Oklahoma.