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Transcript for the VRS Giraffe Series Platform Video
Today’s employers are under constant pressure to develop and maintain working environments that minimize risk and maximize safety, for both their workforce and the environment, while at the same time maximizing performance and productivity.
With the wide range of heavy, fixed and mobile plants that is found on mining and civil sites, managing safe access to the machinery for repair and maintenance is an ongoing issue. Erecting scaffold is time consuming and while scissor and boom lifts are sometimes deployed, these both have issues in regards to safe platform access and manpower, often tying up more than one operator to carry out a task.
VRS Access Platforms are highly maneuverable and allows for safe stair access to a very stable platform. Tasks can then be carried out by one operator. Traditional platforms are set at a fixed deck height, making it necessary to carry a range of platforms to suit the mix of equipment found on mining and civil sites.
The VRS Giraffe Series Platforms from Accumax all have an adjustable deck height, meaning one platform can be used for multiple locations and machines. The VRS Giraffe series provides operators with a safe and highly efficient solution, incorporating a range of features that set it apart from its competition.
The four standard models in the Giraffe series provide deck platforms at a range of heights to suit every height requirement. The smallest VRS in the range has fully adjustable deck heights from 1.4 to 2.3 meters. The second model from 2.1 to 3 meters. The third reaches from 2.55 to 3.5 meters. And the largest unit will provide a wide deck from 3 to 4 meters.
The deck height is easily and quickly raised and lowered using a manual hydraulic pump. The pump comes standard with a safety valve and descent speed safety valve. Battery and air powered hydraulic systems are also available if required.
Regardless of the deck height, the base step remains at constant distance from the floor surface and the 1-meter wide constant grade stairs, made for easy, hands free access to the work platform. A safety bar with a grasple latch grasper latch closes off the stairs for additional user protection. The work deck itself is a generous 1.6 meters deep, able to reach over many obstacles.
Each Giraffe is highly maneuverable, with an all-wheel steering system, using 200 millimeter locking casters. For transport over extended distances, the units have forklift pockets under the chassis and each unit has a single compact footprint regardless of the deck height.
The standard Giraffe series can be customized for your specific operations, with a range of retrofitted options including, right-angle access, a hammerhead for wider platforms access, a swing barrier system for extra user protection in areas such as mine truck chassis and while it will reduce load capacity, an extended cantilever to provide additional reach. For rough undulating surfaces, a pneumatic high clearance pack includes gel-filled tires that will never go flat.
There is even a trailer mounted version for mobile site and pit operations. In fact, Accumax will work with you to customize your Giraffe to meet almost every contingency and operating environment.
Built from quality aluminium to stringent Australian standards, the robust VRS Giraffe series is designed to provide efficient and cost-effective service, improving productivity and enhancing safety wherever it’s deployed.
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