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4x4 manlift advice

Discussion in 'Forklifts/Telehandlers' started by tractormech, Aug 16, 2021.

  1. tractormech

    tractormech Well-Known Member

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    Hello all- Is there anyone here that knows of a TRUE 4x4 rubber tire manlift. We deal with beach sand and need all 4 wheels to pull. Everything up to now seems to have a wheel on each axle that pulls so they have to put plywood or boards down or they stay stuck. Appreciate any insight or recommendations you have on this. Thanks!
     
  2. skata

    skata Senior Member

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    How about getting a lift with tracks?
     
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    Old Doug Senior Member

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    That would be good because the Geni S60 at work is 4x4 but will sink if it seats on bare dirt very long.
     
  4. tractormech

    tractormech Well-Known Member

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    Most of these guys are small builders that do one house at a time and they pretty much have all bought used machines on tires. Some have big balloon turf treads and they would do fine if all the wheels would pull but I keep seeing one wheel pulling on all of them. This beach sand will bury one in a heartbeat.
     
  5. tractormech

    tractormech Well-Known Member

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    These things are heavy for sure. It's a constant fight with putting wood down on the job. If a wheel spins you're down. This sand is not forgiving.
     
  6. CM1995

    CM1995 Super Moderator

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    The best option I see is retrofitting their current units. Don't know the price of the tracks but a dedicated tracked lift is specialized and expensive.

    Here's a manufacturer -

    https://mattracks.co/tracks/ag-com/
     
  7. JLarson

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    The tracked booms seem pretty popular with the tree guys these days so they are out there.

    But yeah I'm yet to see a good off hardscape wheeled lift, we've unstuck a lot of them.