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tion network, while plans are already
         afoot to offer another model with a
         higher working load limit (WLL).
         Haugen Telehandler
         Attachment incorporates
         Straightpoint Load Cell
           Forklift and telehandler accessories
         manufacturer Haugen Attachments is
         offering the innovative Smart Hook,
         an attachment that incorporates a 7.2-
         ton (14,000-lb.) capacity Straightpoint
         load cell.
           The 225-lb. Smart Hook can be easily
         attached  to all kinds of telehandlers,
         giving end users a Crosby swivel hook
         that incorporates a wireless load shack-
         le positioned at the center of a 42-inch
         wide and 36-inch long attachment; the
         attachment holds the lifting hook at 24
         inches on center. Four legs act as stor-
         age stands to keep the load cell off the
         ground, which can be removed or left in
         place during use.
           Straightpoint’s wireless load shackle
         is primarily used in low headroom ap-
         plications. Boasting an anodized, alu-  many years. The new hook has proved   the new line is proof tested, Quenched &
         minum  electronics  enclosure,  an  in-  popular with both sale and rental mar-  Tempered, Fatigue Rated and utilizes
         ternal chassis provides IP67 / NEMA6   kets; the latter has been keen to capital-  a positive lock latch that is self-locking
         environmental protection even with   ize on its interchangeability and divide   when loaded for added security.
         the  battery cover  missing.  The  Smart   rental rates over multiple applications.  Available in both an eye version and
         Hook concept utilizes the technology to   Haugen said: “Telehandlers have the   swivel  bail with  bearing version  (for
                                            ability to lift  and extend out  a load.   rotation under load), the SHUR-LOC®
                                            They have load charts for each position
                                            but in most cases the end user does not
                                            know the weight of each load they are
                                            lifting, which should be confirmed be-
                                            fore the operator extends out the boom.
                                            The Smart Hook allows the operator to
                                            weigh the load and consult their load
                                            chart before starting a lift.”
                                              Operators drive telehandler fork
               The Smart Hook, from Haugen   tines  onto  the  Smart  Hook;  it  is  se-
             Attachments, can be easily attached   cured  into  position with  pins  behind
                to all kinds of telehandlers.
                                            each tine with an additional safety
         measure loads and ensure telehandlers   chain and hook, Haugen explained.
         are not used beyond their rated capaci-  Products are available to buy or rent.
         ties. Operators typically read data via   www.straightpoint.com
         a device in the cab.
           Jeff Haugen, General Manager,  Crosby announces new
         Haugen Attachments (the company is  SHUR-LOC Handle Hook                SHUR-LOC®
         owned  by  his  mother,  Carol  Haugen,   The Crosby Group is pleased to intro-  Handle Hooks
         CEO), said: “The beauty of the system   duce its new line of “Handled” Crosby   from Crosby
         is that there is no installation required,   SHUR-LOC® Hooks.
         allowing the unit to be moved from one   Getting  a  grip  on  heavier  loads  just
         machine to another in seconds. Further,   got easier with the Crosby SHUR-LOC®
         it gives an accurate load measurement   Handle  Hook.  The  innovative  “single-
         without  confusing  set-up  or  program-  finger” pull trigger that is well protected   Handle Hooks  manage the load more
         ming. It is a safe and simple solution.”  by the handle makes this SHUR-LOC®   comfortably. Be sure to look for the
           Haugen explained that the product   hook even more user friendly.   platinum color to ensure it is a Crosby
         was conceptualized in response to in-  Made of forged alloy steel and indi-  Grade 100 Alloy product.
         creased use of telehandlers on U.S.   vidually proof tested at 2 ½ times its   Available in Sizes: 5/8, 3/4, 7/8 and 1”
         jobsites and the lack of another load   rated working  load limit, the SHUR-  (16, 18/20, 22 and 26mm)
         measuring device  in the  marketplace.   LOC® Handle Hook sets a new stan-  To find out more about the new SHUR-
         The company has been manufacturing   dard of simplicity and strength.   LOC®, contact Crosby at (800) 772-1500
         hooks without load cell technology for   As with all Crosby SHUR-LOC® hooks,   or visit www.thecrosbygroup.com.
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