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Hammar extends its reach

Hammar has upgraded its MegaReach extension option to offer second row stacking up to 17t with its sideloaders.

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Hammar extends its reach

Sideloader specialist Hammar has offered crane extensions, which enable a load to be handled at a greater load centre from its sideloaders, since 1990. In 2013 it released Hammar MegaReach, which allowed its sideloaders to stack two containers high in the second row. “The MegaReach extensions proved a new milestone for Sideloaders, but with a Safe Working Load (SWL) of 5.5 tonnes at maximum reach, it was almost exclusively used for empty containers,” Hammar said.


Hammar has now launched a new generation MegaReach system that offers a larger reach of 4.75m from the trailer side and a significant upgrade to 15t SWL at maximum reach. This allows for second row stacking of containers weighing up to 17t and is available for all Hammar chassis models.


“This is the first crane extension for Sideloaders in the world to reach anywhere near these capabilities,” said Bengt-Olof Hammar, CEO and owner of Hammar Group. “Sideloader operators often face less than ideal situations, and the added versatility of these extensions will make many jobs much easier. Stacking containers will be more viable, and we believe it could open up completely new markets for Sideloaders!”

“Technically, many factors decide how much you can lift. The reach of the support legs, the weight of the Sideloader, the strength of the extension construction, hydraulic pressure, cylinder sizes, and more. In terms of safety, this is nothing operators have to worry about as it’s all monitored by the Hammar Safety+ system, but it matters when choosing what Hammar model to use," Hammar explained.


“We recommend our Hammar 110 model with its new “WideLeg” option for anyone wanting to use the full potential of the new MegaReach. With the new extra-wide support leg, it gives the stability needed to lift 15 tonnes at maximum reach and to stack 17 tonnes in a 2nd row without using any counterweights” said Bengt-Olof Hammar. The “WideLeg” is a new option available for the Hammar 110 model, where the support legs are designed with an additional 500mm reach.


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