EnKon Systems, Herkules Equipment Corporation’s brand name of lift systems, solved a tractor manufacturer’s ergonomic lifting problem by designing two heavy duty pneumatic scissor lifts that maintain a surface flatness of +/- ½” with minimal deflection, and providing a closed lift height of 8.5” enabling the tractor to be pushed onto the lift from an 8.5” height platform.
EnKon’s custom-made lifts utilized two sets of scissor arms. Each heavy duty lift was designed to support 6000 lbs. which would accommodate any future heavier tractor model additions. And the low-profile characteristics of the EnKon lift design enable the customer to accommodate the 8.5” high platform.
The customer was impressed with how stable the tractor-loaded lift was when in the raised position and appreciated the fact that the use of the air bearing system would turn a back-breaking burden into an easily accomplished task. The original lifting problem began when