AN excavator-mounted articulator said to be capable of handling larger and heavier loads than anything else on the hire market has been added to the Groundforce Attachments range.
The Articulator 5000 boasts a lifting capacity of five tonnes and with 360° endless rotation, can manipulate, manoeuvre and rotate a wide variety of structures such as steel masts, beams, poles, timber baulks and concrete pipes up to 20m long.
These include tubular and all-round sections up to 650mm diameter and parallel or tapered box sections, square or oblong or H beams up to 850mm in width. Groundforce explained that a central ram delivers one tonne of pushing force to secure the load and is fitted with a failsafe mechanism.
A combination of responsive elements such as telescopic legs, central stabiliser pad, compact tiltrotator and four individually adjustable feet allow the Articulator 5000 to adjust to a variety of changes in width and size whilst remaining balanced, sturdy and safe. The product is designed for mounting on excavators or road rail vehicles of between 14 and 35 tonnes.
Groundforce Attachments’ director, James Burchell, said, “Introducing new products is part of our continuities development to provide the market with the most comprehensive range of equipment available. With the Articulator 5000, we have met a unique need as there is nothing else in the hire market that handles the weights or sizes that it can.”