Vehicle Mover Increases Capacity to Three Metric Tonnes
The capacity of the Stringo 450 vehicle mover was recently upgraded 50 percent to 3 metric tonnes, meaning that the mover can now also move vans and light trucks as well as lighter vehicles. “All our models are designed to increase efficiency in moving and utilisation of floor space and to improve work environments and safety,” says Anders Bergkvist, marketing manager at Famek AB, developer and manufacturer of the Stringo movers. “Bridging the gap between lighter and slightly heavier movers like the Stringo 450 helps meet our customer’s needs and gives them considerable economic advantages.”
Because space is not need to open the vehicle’s driver door, surface area can be used more efficiently. According to Bergkvist, the surface area for parking can be decreased up to 25 percent.
The mover can turn on its own back wheel’s axis, which provides efficient use of surface areas. For the Stringo 450, the turning radius is the vehicle’s length plus 700 mm. Since January, the Stringo 450 has also been furnished with an audible warning when the battery needs to be charged. Normally, the battery provides six hours of continuous operation and can then be charged in the nearest electrical outlet.
Like the other Stringo Models, the Stringo 450 has options that further enhance vehicle handling. One such option is a ride-on platform for the operator, which enhances safety, is ergonomically beneficial, and increases efficiency. All Stringo Models are easy to operate with push buttons. Transporting vehicles with its own electric motor eliminates the risk of stress injuries.
Six Different Models
Stringo product come in six different models. The smallest version, the CM, is suitable for moving vehicles short distances weighing up to 2 tonnes. The largest one is the 700, which move the vehicles up to five tonnes and longer distances. Custom-made models also can be designed.
Various Stringo models are used by automakers throughout the world, as well as machine shops, garages, parking ramps, auto paint shops, museums, and exhibition halls. In several countries, police departments using Stringo to transport vehicles in order to not destroy forensic evidence.