Here at Hird we like nothing better than finding simple solutions to potentially very challenging problems – which is why the Product of the Month for April is our tilting glass trolley.
Construction sites can pose major problems for glass installers. Obstructions, such as scaffolding poles and boards, as well as machinery, can restrict room for manoeuvre.
Prevent glazing delays
With a large glass panel on a standard glass trolley, it can be the case that but for a few centimetres of leeway, it is impossible to get around the obstruction, resulting in the need for a long detour or a delay to installation.
On top of that, it may be helpful to bring a glass panel to an aperture from one side and fit it from the other. But this may not be possible with a standard glass trolley because it will not fit through the available gap.
The Hird tilting glass trolley is designed to overcome these challenges, allowing the glass to be kept securely on the trolley until the moment it is required to be removed and installed in the simplest and safest way.
Productive glass trolleys
That includes reducing to a minimum the need for manual handling, which exposes operatives to the risk of injury and the glass and surrounding structures to the risk of damage – and slows down the installation process, reducing productivity.
What is particularly useful about our tilting glass trolley is how simple it is to operate.
The trolley has a maximum safe working load of 600kg and can carry glass panels up to 2.5m in length, so it can be used to move hefty glazed panels. Yet its simple operating system makes it light and compact so it can be used just like any standard glass transport trolley.
The tilting mechanism is controlled manually with a winding handle. The trolley can be set up for two tilting ranges. Position one allows glass panels to be taken from 8° to 35° while position two allows the load to be tilted between 15° and 45°.
Fast and safe positioning
It means glass to be quickly and safely positioned with no chance of the load slipping or being dropped during the process.
The Hird tilting glass trolley can be continuously adjusted for any environment and is ideal, for example, for moving glass panels through low entrance doors, passageways and façade openings of varying widths and heights.
Quite literally, it will allow glass installers to reach places via routes that could not be used before, eliminating the need, in some cases, for much more expensive glass moving solutions.
Why, for example, use a crane to lift glass panels into position when Hird’s tilting glass trolley allows it to be simply carried through a building, perhaps via a construction lift.
Big range of glazing trolleys
Hird can provide a range of other glass transportation trolleys designed to overcome other installation challenges. They include:
Ultra narrow glass trolley – with a capacity of 700kg, a maximum sheet thickness of 80mm, and load lengths from 2000mm to 3500mm, this trolley is particularly useful for transporting double glazed units for shop windows.
Curved glass trolley – a capacity of 1000kg, sheet depth of 318mm and adjustable for heights up to 6000mm, this trolley is designed for carrying curved insulating panes or curved shop windows.
Ultra compact plate glass trolley – this has a capacity of 500kg, an adjustable length of between 500mm and 1200mm and a shelf width of 100mm and is ideal for transporting small but heavy glass sections.
Talk to Hird about your glass transportation needs. Our aim is to reduce manual handling to a minimum yet we also provide LEEA manual handling awareness training, so operatives stay safe when working with glass.
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