An equipment spotlight on Merritts’ Versa-Lift fork trucks, highlighting their versatility and efficiency when used to lift, move and install heavy machinery.
Merritts’ Versa-Lift fork trucks have unique componentry which enables them to perform tasks which would otherwise require larger, more expensive and cumbersome lifting equipment, therefore helping the customer save project time and money.
They operate using a moving counterweight principle which allows the truck to be 50% smaller than using conventional static counterweight technology.
The Versa-Lift is also designed specifically to fit into areas where access is limited. This could potentially be a huge cost saving to the customer as it means that doorways or wall apertures do not need to be altered, as could have been the case with less sophisticated lifting technology.
Merritts 60/80 Versa-Lift truck is able to lift and carry up to 36Te in a single lift. This means it can handle many heavy machines used in manufacturing by itself, again saving costs as less personnel will be required.
Electric powered Versa-Lifts operate more quietly than LPG versions so will be used in environments where noise reduction is a priority. We have outlined the differences between LPG and Electric Versa-Lifts in this article.
Projects carried out within facilities that involve food, pharmaceuticals, natural fibres, chemicals, textiles and nuclear power will benefit from the use of battery powered Versa-Lifts to avoid contamination from fuel vapours and emissions.
For the above reasons, Merritts continue to invest in Versa-Lift technology to ensure we remain at the forefront of the machinery moving industry.
If you have a heavy machinery moving project where access restrictions are likely to cause issues, please get in touch with the Merritts team and we will be happy to help. With nearly 100 years of experience there are no machinery moving scenarios we have not dealt with.