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MANUFACTURED by Northampton Automation Sales Ltd a new hydraulically operated 15-cwt. tailboard loader ha been named the U-Fit because it can be fitted by the vehicl operator's garage staff in about two hours and is easily transferre to another vehicle. The unit is currently available in platform width of 6 ft to 7 ft. 6 in. in increments of 6 in., and the use of separat rams linked by a stabilizer provides for alignment of the platfon with an uneven ground surface with a maximum differential of 9 it The standard lift is 4 ft. 4 in.
The pump of the hydraulic system is operated by an electri motor and two electrical circuits are employed controlled by a ke in each case. One key actuates the battery power supply to th motor and the other frees the unit's control lever, both keys havin to be switched on before the loader can be used. The unit is, then fore, completely tamper-proof.
If required, the tailboard can be lowered in the closed positio until the upper side is level with the vehicle floor, which facilitate dock loading.
Made by: Northampton Automation Sales Ltd., Weedon Road Industrial Trading Estate, Northampton.