Product Spotlight - November 2021

Product Spotlight - November 2021

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Wrestling heavy equipment or other objects alone from the box of a pickup truck is not only difficult, it can also be dangerous. For these jobs, davit cranes can prove exceedingly useful in municipal environments.

Be it a pump, trash basket, manhole cover, UV panel, mixer or any other equipment, davit cranes from Patterson can lift virtually anything weighing up to 2,000 pounds. The versatile tools can even be installed easily without any external assistance.

“Having made many custom lifting products in the past, we felt that it was a natural extension to our product line,” says Patterson President Taylor Grapes. “From both a functionality standpoint and our experience developing durable products for use in wet and corrosive environments, we knew our expertise was a match for the market’s need.” 

The cranes were designed from the ground up for ease of use, durability and reliability. According to Grapes, the unit’s brake mechanism, main body and winch are made to Patterson’s highest quality and consistency standards to ensure safety and reliability for the entire life of these products. A fully galvanized body means there is no concern of scratched paint or flaking powder coats, which can lead to corrosion and eventually, failure. Steel sheaves, as opposed to plastic, offer significantly longer life and extended duty cycles between replacement.

“The mobility of these units also allows customers to service multiple locations with a single crane, which minimizes upfront investment and makes the Patterson davit crane an easy choice for operators and purchasing agents alike,” Grapes says. “The simple design, durability and overall quality lead to minimal maintenance and downtime, which reduces cost and increases efficiency, making operations faster and easier.”

According to Grapes, all cranes are rigorously tested both digitally and physically. Using ANSYS for digital finite element analysis, engineers can see where problems may surface due to focused stress — in a part or assembly — before the product is physically built.

“From a functionality standpoint, customers are happy with the product, as it does what it is supposed to,” he says. “The more important part for us is that when customers first unbox and assemble and install the unit, we are constantly told that they can see and feel the quality of the unit right off the bat. This is important to us because it means the customer knows immediately that they have purchased a high-quality product that will last them for years to come.” 800-322-2018;


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