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NEW AUSTRALIAN STANDARD FOR VEHICLE LOADING CRANES DUE FOR IMMINENT RELEASE
07-Feb-2014

A revised Australian Standard for Vehicle loading cranes is due for release. The major changes in the standard surround the requirement for leg supervision on all VLCs with a maximum capacity over 1000kg. This basically means that all cranes over this capacity require the leg extension and vertical force to be measured to prevent the risk of the vehicle overturning during crane operations due to the legs not being fully deployed.

WATM have been supplying cranes with this technology to many sectors of the market for more than four years. Hiab’s Variable Stability Limit (VSL) leg monitoring system collects information from sensors that detect how far the support legs are extended and whether they are in contact with the ground.

WATM have a wealth of experience in supplying and servicing Hiab cranes with all the latest safety functions that far exceed the Australian Standards. vsl.hiab.com