Custom ReechCraft PowerLift on Cruise Line

Since its founding in 1993, ReechCraft has set itself apart with innovative products and first-rate services. We pride ourselves on our ability to respond to the market with our durable product solutions. Today, we are eager to tell you about a custom machine and how we helped this client find a solution to suit their unique access needs.

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Application: Custom PowerLift

Company: Cruise Line

Problem:
A popular cruise line recently launched a brand-new cruise ship with state-of-the-art LED technology. This new ship features an LED column in their Atrium Bar. This column is the focal point of the cruise ship's lobby, but also presents unique challenges when it comes to routine maintenance and inspections. The LED column is tall with obstructions like bars, chairs, and stools, which makes access and maintenance challenging.

The LED panels on the ceiling can be accessed, but the unusual shape of the column made maintenance at the different heights challenging. The location of the atrium on the cruise ship made it difficult to find a solution to address the problem.

Solution:
A cruise line representative stated the following about the custom aerial work platform created by ReechCraft: “For our ship, there were no other practical solutions that were as portable as ReechCraft's PowerLift with custom designed platform.”ReechCraft created a custom, modular, elevated platform with a table-like design where masts can be quickly attached, unattached, and reattached. The main mast allows many access points to the LED column, and the custom platform is able to be moved on or around the obstruction for optimal access at any of the column's access points. ReechCraft's compact and lightweight equipment was portable enough to move around the ship and get to the Atrium Bar.

The base of the platform wraps around the bar, has four locking swivel casters on the table base, and comes with two leg heights to accommodate different levels. The base allows various lateral positions that allow the worker to gain a better position on the LED column.

Benefits:
The cruise line is also able to use this custom aerial work platform in various other locations around the ship. The masts quickly detach from the custom table-style base, which offers more usability in other areas of the ship and maximizes the benefits of this custom setup. The modular design also makes storage a breeze.

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Contact ReechCraft for all your project needs. Whether you are interested in one of our current products or are needing something completely custom, we can provide a solution to your access problem. 

If you have questions, want to place an order or would like additional information about products or our dealer program, call us at 1-888-600-6160 or visit our website. And stay tuned to learn more about quality access products from ReechCraft.

 

ReechCraft PowerPole

Today, we are eager to tell you about our versatile and portable PowerPole with basket attachment. The PowerPole's modular design can help you get the job done safely and quickly with set-up in just minutes. It’s the perfect piece of equipment for hard-to-reach spaces between buildings and on rooftops. With incomparable set-up costs, portability, lift-to-weight ratio and a landscape-friendly design, ReechCraft's PowerPole works at the ideal height and in tight spots. With multiple configuration options, you can choose a base, ties and a basket or platform to best suit your job.

Save money and time: order the PowerPole for your next project.

If you have questions, want to place an order or would like additional information about products or our dealer program, call us at 1-888-600-6160 or visit our website.

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A Custom 80-Foot Lift for Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company: Case Study

Since its founding in 1993, ReechCraft has set itself apart with innovative products and first-rate services. We pride ourselves on our ability to respond to the market with our durable product solutions. Today, we are eager to tell you about a custom machine and how we helped this client find a solution to suit their unique access needs.

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Problem:
The Goodyear Global Headquarters facility in Akron, Ohio, has four large atriums that reach 80 feet in height with glass curtain walls, internal and external windows, lighting, ground obstructions, both raised and specialized flooring material, and bump outs. Since the atriums are located inside the building, the company could only transport equipment to the area using elevators and stairs, which presented numerous problems for typical access equipment. Although scaffolding could reach the needed heights, it was time-consuming and took days to set up, move and teardown.

Solution: A Custom 80 ft Freestanding Lift with Single or Twin Mast Capabilities
ReechCraft presented the solution of a custom Freestanding Quad PowerMast that could be used in both a single-tower or a twin-tower configuration. Using standard components from our PowerMast, and adding some custom assemblies, we created a modular configuration that would solve the access problem.

Four masts were combined with a custom tie bracket to form one rigid, freestanding tower. ReechCraft built custom platforms for both single and twin towers. The custom outrigger bases provide minimal PSI (pounds per square inch) and operated safely and solidly at the required 80-foot height.

ReechCraft's custom aerial work platform sets up within two hours and can move around to different areas while assembled. Other access methods had to be left in one place or completely disassembled and set up again in order to move. None of the alternatives could meet the time or height requirements needed for accessing the atriums.

  

Benefits:
According to Valerie Bigler, Senior Facility Manager with IRG Realty Advisors, who maintains the building, “This is the first time since this building was constructed that we’ve been able to access the top of the atrium to change lights and clean the windows. This custom setup offered an economical and logistically-friendly option for reaching the atrium space while addressing concerns and issues presented by alternative access methods."

With this economical custom solution, the facilities maintenance personnel at this corporate campus can now reach the needed heights without costly rentals or extensive scheduling delays. The custom PowerMast setup can work at different height levels and around obstructions near the atrium. In addition, it is quickly assembled, with only a two-hour setup time.

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Contact ReechCraft for all your project needs! Whether you are interested in one of our current products or are needing something completely custom, we can provide a solution to your access problem. 

If you have questions, want to place an order or would like additional information about products or our dealer program, call us at 1-888-600-6160 or visit our website. And stay tuned to learn more about quality access products from ReechCraft.