The PoleX is a unique piece of equipment designed to work in conjunction with a crane borer or crane to safely remove poles in a controlled environment. The equipment is specifically designed to eliminate as much manual handling as possible and at the same time protect the crane borer from damage resulting from using the boom to loosen poles or lifting loads in excess of the machine’s design capability.
The PoleX is easy to set up at the job site. Being trailer-mounted, you simply back it up against the pole. It is provided with special adjustable stoppers to position the PoleX in the right location according to the pole diameter. If the PoleX cannot be backed up to the pole, it can be driven with the aid of a hydraulically powered, steerable jockey wheel (optional) or it can be lifted into position by the crane borer or crane using a special 3-legged sling (optional) which lifts the pole extractor perfectly level into position. Once positioned around the pole, the PoleX is levelled using the two rear jacklegs which have a long stroke and are capable of levelling up to 30° side slope. There is an additional hydraulic front jackleg which can level longitudinally up to 12°. The top of the pole must be supported by a crane and should have a sling around the pole and if using a crane borer, the pole claws should guide the crane at the top. The sling should have a slight tension on it (approx. 300-500kg) and the tension should be maintained while the pole is being lifted by the PoleX. Once levelled, the PoleX claws are manually adjusted to the pole and lifting can commence via manual push-button operation (or by using automatic cycles if option is fitted). Each cycle lifts the pole approx. 300mm and can be repeated as many times as required.
As the pole is lifted out of the ground, the force taken to lift the pole is displayed on a digital display mounted at the front of the PoleX. The display is housed in a metal enclosure and can be rotated to a position where the crane operator can read the display. Once the force required to lift the pole is within the lifting capacity of the crane borer, the pole can be removed without risk of damage to the crane borer.
The PoleX can be operated from a remote pendant control with a 5-metre cable. This allows the operator to stand well clear of the machine during extraction.
The PoleX is of rugged construction featuring hot dip galvanised frame and powdercoated sheet metal components. The trailer is equipped with a water-cooled diesel engine and a fully self-contained power pack. The trailer is designed to comply with Australian Standards and Australian Design Rules. This unit can be registered in any state of Australia and New Zealand. A wide range of optional accessories are available.
Minimum pole diameter – 250mm
Maximum pole diameter – 530mm
Maximum pole length – unlimited
Maximum lifting capacity – 50,000kg
Overall length – 4192mm
Overall width – 2410mm
Overall height – 2060mm
Weight – Approx. 2800kg
Diesel engine – 15.2kW
Transmission – Hydraulic
Front and Rear Jacklegs – Hydraulic
Standard brake type – Electric
12 months parts and labour in accordance with guarantee and sales conditions.
Change in Specification
Design improvement of products is a continuous process. We therefore reserve the right to make design improvements differing from this specification after receipt of an order. However, any major changes will only be made with the approval of the customer or its representatives.
Parts Books & Operating Instructions
The equipment is supplied with one copy of an operation manual which includes operating instructions, safety information, major assembly drawings, hydraulic and electrical schematics etc. Additional copies are available on request at a nominal cost.
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