December 14 - Enerpac Heavy Lifting Technology has launched the Low-Height Skidding System.

The LH-Series skid beams can fit in tight spaces, as small as 92 mm, while offering a skidding capacity up to 400 tons (362.9 tonnes) with two push-pull units, says Enerpac.

Part of the Enerpac HSK-Series skidding systems range, the low-height skidding system's modular design comprises a series of skid beams allowing quick setup. Loads are moved by hydraulic push-pull units, travelling over PTFE-coated pads placed on the skid tracks to reduce friction.

The skidding system's push-pull cylinders are powered by a standard Enerpac split flow pump to ensure each skid beam travels synchronously. It also allows bi-directional operation at full capacity, avoiding the need to reposition cylinders when switching skidding direction.

In addition to its low height, Enerpac says the LH-Series offers a two-in-one design. It can be used either on a fully supported surface or combined with the optional track support for added rigidity when the support surface is not fully supported or when spanning a gap is necessary.

According to Enerpac, this two-part design means contractors do not need to own two sets of track for various ground support conditions.

Enerpac offers several options for controlling the LH-Series skidding system. Wireless control allows the operator the freedom to view the skidding operation from multiple locations while providing complete control of all system functions, while the manual controls offer a cost-effective solution by utilising manual or electrically operated hydraulic valves mounted directly on the skidding system power units.