Spreader beam

  1. Paul.

    Paul. Moderator Staff Member

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    Another little job to share with you all, its a spreader beam with quick release fittings, used in the rescue of heavy animals, the quick release fittings work on an over centre principle like a toggle clamp, they are specially designed to release under load, the safety pin and release lever are pulled with a lanyard from a distance to prevent injury to the rescuers from excited animals.
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    I've been making these for a couple of years now, this is a variation, with a removable end, so it can be used as a conventional two strop lift, or the end can be used on its own with one strop
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  2. Debs. Member

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    Superb work; those catches are a thing of beauty!:clapping:
     
  3. Hitch

    Hitch Moderator Staff Member

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    Is the clamppy bit a bought in item Paul?
     
  4. Paul.

    Paul. Moderator Staff Member

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    Thanks, I can't take credit for the catches, they are bought in, made by an American company seacatch. they are superbly made, and very expensive, those are small ones, the largest are over 30" long and weigh 360lb or 160kg.
     
  5. Welderpaul

    Welderpaul Moderator Staff Member

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    Nice work. Why the double shackles?
    Do you need to have these load tested?
    Fire and Rescue job?
     
  6. Paul.

    Paul. Moderator Staff Member

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    Yes fire brigade, not sure why they rigged it like that, that photo was taken while they were using it for training so nothing to do with me, they get tested and certified initially by a lifting equipment specialist to 1500kg SWL, although will carry much more, the seacatches are good for 3.5 tons each.
     
  7. cookie munsta

    cookie munsta Member

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    The spreader bar needed to be Tig? bit slower but looks fantastic, nice corners, is it staino? looks it, champhered edges, holes, really really nice mate
     
  8. Shox Dr

    Shox Dr Chief Engineer to Carlos Fandango

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    Nice work as always Paul.
     
  9. Paul.

    Paul. Moderator Staff Member

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    Dragging up an antique thread here, but I came across this on facebook today, local fire and rescue demonstrating how this lifting beam is used, poor old horse doesn't look too good though
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  10. slim_boy_fat

    slim_boy_fat Forum Supporter

    Looks like these fella's moonlighting...............:scared:

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