Diversified Products Debuts Next Generation Fall Arrest Service Crane Basket

The baskets rise to the Challenge of a tough job.

Tue May 07, 2013 - National Edition
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For maximum durability the service crane baskets are constructed of heavy-duty steel.
For maximum durability the service crane baskets are constructed of heavy-duty steel.

Diversified Products’s next generation of fall arrest service crane basket is designed for accessing high-reach maintenance areas, especially on large equipment. The new yoke-style baskets quickly attach to service cranes, providing personnel with a convenient, safe alternative to renting aerial lifts, using ladders or climbing on equipment.

Diversified’s baskets include a bracket for attaching to most available service crane trucks. For easy storage and transport, the baskets also are offered with a new specialized carrier, which installs behind the truck in the receiver hitch. This system allows operators to carry the baskets with them from site to site without tying up space in their truck beds.

For maximum durability the service crane baskets are constructed of heavy-duty steel. The full-sized floor is 30 in. wide by 30 in. (76 by 76 cm) deep, and the inward-opening doors are designed to save space, promote easy entry and provide additional worker safety.

Other standard features include floor slots to drain water, upset holes to prevent slippage, lanyard attach points, and a low-maintenance, high-capacity caliper brake to increase stability. These features allow the man baskets to meet or exceed ASME standard B30.23 and OSHA 29 CFR 1926 requirements for personnel lifting systems.

Options include a step for added convenience, a stand for installation on uneven ground or large cranes, and a CSA-approved upper basket enclosure.

“Too many workers are getting hurt as a result of climbing equipment with ladders or by hand,” said Ray Fritel, president of Diversified Products. “We’ve designed the service crane baskets to eliminate these unsafe practices and prevent unnecessary job site injuries.”

In addition to service crane baskets, Diversified offers a full line of yoke-style, rotating and custom-built man baskets for other types of equipment.

For more information, call 254/757-1177 or visit www.diversifiedproduct.com.

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