Specialist KAUP attachment has provided Otto GRAF, a specialist supplier of rainwater harvesting systems, with a unique handling solution. The company has to move and transport large, but relatively light, tank segments to its production facility in Germany and it needed a forklift truck attachment manufacturer to provide the right solution to its handling task.
Following a full site survey, KAUP was tasked to design and manufacture a bespoke specialist forklift truck attachment that can be positioned between the grooves of the various sized tanks and can lift them without the tanks rolling. The solution is based on the KAUP fork positioner series T411BZ with separate sideshift.
This attachment has been modified to provide an opening range of six metres with a width of up to four metres. The fork tine area of the attachment has also been modified significantly. The fork positioner has been manufactured with an additional third fork with a specially designed load backrest and a slip-on type load securing device on the middle fork to provide additional stability for the tanks. In addition, all fork tines of the 5T411BZA attachment are specially shaped to fit precisely into the grooves of the GRAF tanks in order to pick up and transport them safely with optimum grip.
Founded in 1962 the German company GRAF is a specialist supplier of rainwater harvesting systems. The company develops, produces and sells a comprehensive range of products in the field of water resource management, providing solutions for global challenges such as water protection and flood prevention.
B&B Attachments Ltd is the sole distributors for KAUP in the UK and Ireland. These specialist attachments are available throughout the territory through B&B Attachments. The company prides itself on providing efficient handling solutions for all industry sectors, including construction, brewing, paper handling and logistics. It also manufacturers bespoke attachments in-house for customers with unique requirements.