New Appliances at Factory Show
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TWO new mechanical-handling appliances are shown at the Factory Equipment Exhibition at the New Horticultural Hall, London, S.W.-1, which was opened on Monday by Sir Miles Thomas. One is the Hydruped light fork-lift track and the other a prototype Graiselcy stillage truck.
The Hydruped, which is distributed by Kenton Equipment, Ltd., 708 Kenton Road, Harrow, Middx., has a capacity of 1,000 lb. and whilst the lifting and steering are electrically controlled, movement of the truck itself is by pedal-crank, as in a bicycle. it is a three-wheeled machine and in standard form provides a lift of 6 ft.
The Graiseley stillage truck, made by Diamond Motors (Wolverhampton), Ltd., Wolverhampton, has a platform height of 6 in. The platform can be raised to 9 in. The appliance has a 2 h.p. electric motor with two speeds. The company are considering making petrol-engined works trucks for export.
Besides these machines, several new hand pallet trucks are shown, notably by Eccles (Birmingham), Ltd., Birmingham. 30, and the Reedaw Industrial Co., The Archway, Cirencester Street, London, W.2. Reedaw are also exhibit ing a manually operated stacker useful for loading vehicles.
The exhibition closes today.