Current health and safety legislation makes the handling of heavy shafts illegal for one person without lifting aids. Pintle operated cable winders have alleviated this problem on reeling machinery but until now, the problem of heavy shafts still exited on drum jacks.
Autoreel have developed a range of pintle loading drum jacks, which dispense with heavy shafts in favour of lightweight pintles. The design allows one operator to handle drums up to 20 tonnes.
Each stand has wheel to allow it to be easily manoeuvred onto the drum. Once in place a lightweight retaining shaft holds the jacks firmly in place. Independent hydraulic jacks raise the drum to allow it to rotate. The jacks are available in 5 sizes, 3, 6, 10, 15 and 20 tonnes capacity.