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Multi-use trailer for Canadian tourism service

Blue Heron Company of Tobermory, Ontario, recently took delivery of a new Conolift SP-60 self-propelled hydraulic trailer from Kropf Industrial.

The trailer offers all the standard advantages of a Conolift trailer, including a unique open frame design and hydraulic frame lift to over 60in (1.5m) of frame height.
The trailer frame also expands hydraulically in width from 96in (2.4m) to 126in (3.2m) inside, allowing the trailer to be adjusted to safely and efficiently handle a wide variety of boats. It can accommodate vessels up to 70ft (21m) long and weighing 120,000 lbs (54,400 kg).
An onboard Tier 4 diesel engine provides drive and steering capability, as well as the frame lift and expansion functions, through an onboard hydraulic system. 180-degree steering at the front of the trailer provides maximum manoeuvrability. Rear-wheel drive assist allows the trailer to launch and retrieve vessels on a slipway.
The unit is equipped with a single level joystick control on a raised operator’s station, but a wireless radio remote control system is also available. Adjustable powerboat pads and hydraulic side pads can be adjusted to suit a wide range of hull types and vessel sizes.
The open-frame design provides drastically simplified lift and set operations, with exceptional space for placement of keel blocking and storage stands. The independent frame lift in both the rear wheels and the front end allows for the trailer and boat to remain level during launch and retrieval operations on a slipway.
Blue Heron Company is a diversified tourism operation with glass bottom boat tours, open-air jet boats, retail outlets, a motel and cottage rentals. The Conolift SP-60 will be utilised for annual launch and retrieval operations in the tour boat business, supporting both the storage and repair/maintenance requirements of the operation.
The addition of the trailer, with its simple and safe operation and inherent flexibility, will allow Blue Heron to maximise the utilisation of its facility while also reducing operating costs and increasing safety.
www.kropfindustrial.com.

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