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Vacuworx SS2 Vacuum Lifting System Offers New Lifting Solution For Skid Steers

Fri January 20, 2017 - National Edition
Construction Equipment Guide

Vacuworx SS2 Bobcat.
Vacuworx SS2 Bobcat.

The new Vacuworx SS 2 Vacuum Lifting System introduces yet another application for skid steers—vacuum lifting. One of the most versatile construction tools available, skid steers are utilized by contractors of all sizes and across all trades. Now with the SS 2, the skid steer becomes part of a system that can lift steel plate, saw cut concrete, granite and marble slabs, landscape pavers and other materials faster, safer and smarter than ever before.

Ultimate Skid Steer Attachment

Lightweight and extremely versatile, the SS 2 is the ultimate skid steer attachment for construction and demolition contractors. Featuring all-aluminum construction, the patent pending design has a hydraulically driven vacuum pump and can be easily attached to any skid steer. Quick-connect hydraulic hoses and a universal mounting plate makes switching attachments fast and easy so you can maximize productivity. The SS 2 can also be used with a variety of mini-excavators or small cranes using the clevis hook connection.

Productivity in a Small Package

The compact design weighs just 98 lb (without mounting plate) but has a lifting capacity up to 2,716 lb (1.25 tonne). The SS 2 is compatible with all skid steer brands and is perfect for floor, sidewalk, driveway, road and landscaping projects. Not only is vacuum lifting a safer alternative than hooks and chains, it also increases your productivity and allows you to move on to the next job faster. In fact, with the help of the SS 2 you can cut concrete, remove the sections and pour new concrete all in the same day.

How vacuum lifting works

The vacuum pump operates using the auxiliary hydraulics from the host machine (minimum 10 GPM required with maximum 3,000 PSI). The vacuum pump maintains a constant vacuum in the pressure reservoir. When activated, the system pulls a vacuum between the integrated 24” x 24” vacuum pad and the object to be lifted, providing a powerful positive seal. Vacuworx Tough SealTM pad seal is used on the vacuum pad to cover the material to be lifted and create the necessary suction. The vacuum seal holds until the operator activates the release (even in the event of a power failure).

Features include:

• Hydraulically driven vacuum pump operates using the auxiliary hydraulics from the host machine (minimum 10 GPM required with maximum 3,000 PSI)

• Includes quick-connect hydraulic hoses and integrated 24” x 24” vacuum pad with Tough Seal

• “Universal” mounting plate allows easy attachment to most skid steer models

• Designed to lift concrete, marble, granite, metal, steel, iron and landscape pavers

• Compatible with all skid steer brands

• Also works with a variety of mini-excavators or small cranes using clevis hook connection

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