Penny Hydraulics also work directly with the vehicle manufacturers to develop OEM safety systems straight off the production line. For example, we have just finished converting a fleet of Volkswagen Crafters for a major utility company in the UK. For this project, the cranes are fully integrated with the vehicle and warns the driver visually and audibly through the vehicles own dashboard and entertainment system. Functions include crane on, boom stowed, stabiliser legs stowed, battery maintenance as well as flashing the hazard warning lights whilst the crane is in operation and issuing a warning message to notify personnel that a lifting procedure is taking place. We believe this to be a first in the industry and 3.5t vehicle marketplace.
Commenting on the beneficial safety features installed with our cranes, Sales and Marketing Director Richard Short stated: “Penny Hydraulics are market leaders in van mounted cranes in the 3.5t marketplace, our range of safety features ensure protection for the equipment and the operator. From design, manufacture, sales and service we provide cost effective safety systems and service contracts which ensure safe, efficient and compliant equipment offering piece of mind for the operator, installer and equipment owner”.
Penny Hydraulics supports Network Rail’s “Wise Up, Size Up” campaign, and urges companies to acknowledge the importance of lorry drivers knowing their vehicle height.