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BOATYARD & DRY STORAGE Milestone deliveries to North America Italian manufacturer Ascom continues to make inroads in the North American market and has recently delivered two mobile marine lifts to customers in Oregon, USA. Port of Toledo Boatyard and Fred Wahl Marine Construction have each commissioned a BHT 660 machine, enabling them to expand their businesses. Another important milestone is the recent contract received for a 200 ton mobile marine lift for a customer in Grand Manan Island in New Brunswick, Canada. This follows delivery two years ago of an identically sized lift to a customer in Shippagan. Closer to home, a new 300 ton Ascom unit is scheduled for delivery to a UK boat builder by midyear. Ascom believes that these important goals were achieved due to its ongoing research into new technical solutions to further enhance performance, reliability and durability of this type of machinery. Close attention to feedback from customers and local agents has been equally important and helped to ensure customer satisfaction. In addition to offering a wide portfolio of standard A BHT 660 machine now at work at Fred Wahl Marine Construction in Oregon, USA. equipment, Ascom offers features of the cranes is a customised solutions. Two system of four independent lifting dock-mounted static jib cranes points, which ensure maximum with 10 and 15 ton capacities, safety when handling any type of recently designed for customers vessel. in the UK, fall into this specialist Contact Ascom in Italy at info@ category. One of the main Neptune features on smaller lifts US company Hoist Liftruck has announced that the mast carriage and fork attachments for its popular Neptune series can be added to nearly any marina forklift. The first of these hybrid models are the M60 and M75, two lighter options with load capacities of 6,000 and 7,500lbs (2,721 and 3,402kg) respectively at a 96in (244cm) load centre. The company predicts that its Neptune mast carriage and forks design will appeal to many marina yards. Each set of forks is galvanised, providing excellent corrosion protection. Furthermore, the forks are offered as standard with heavy-wall tubular construction with an extruded rubber fork covering system that gives added protection and is extremely resistant to cuts and tears. Each fork is covered with five bolt-on rubber sections that are easily disconnected and rotated to prevent uneven or premature wear. The M60 and M75 models are designed to meet the growing demand for a smaller product. The company says that estimates suggest that nearly 75% of the boats lifted at marinas only require load capacities up to 7,500lbs protection against damage. (3,402kg). The Neptune’s mast can be added Contact Hoist Liftruck in IN, USA onto these smaller boat lifts to allow for at The M60 is one of two smaller hybrids now available from Hoist Liftruck. 38 - January/February 2017

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