Review: East West Engineering RPC-QR3-70-2800 Carpet Pole
East West Engineering Carpet Pole: The Introduction
Lately, we’ve been receiving a couple of messages from our readers, asking if we could share more reviews of forklift attachments. So, today, I’ve then again decided to feature something from East West Engineering, which we’ve all known as a leading supplier of material handling accessories. The unit is their RPC-QR3-70-2800 Carriage Mounted Roll Prong.
In general, roll prongs or carpet poles are designed to make it easier for operators to lift carpets or coils from their shelves and move them to another location. This attachment type comes in different makes and Safe Working Loads (SWL). So, when purchasing one, be sure that you specify to the dealer your preferred length, weight, and application. Now, without further ado, here’s my run down of the features and advantages of East West Engineering’s RPC-QR3-70-2800 carpet pole. Let’s see if this can maximise the efficiency of your forklift truck.
East West Engineering Carpet Pole: Key Features
Strength and reliability
In terms of strength, the RPC-QR3-70-2800 forklift accessory from East West Engineering won’t disappoint you. Bringing a high tensile steel finish, it boasts its SWL or Safe Working Load of 510 kilograms and its overall length of 2800 mm. These make it suitable to lift and transport carpet, coils, fabrics, vinyls, and other similar products.
Another noticeable feature of this roll prong is its “Quick Release” lower carriage hooks. These hooks, along with the spring loaded locating pin, enable you to easily install the unit to your forklift truck.
The RPC-QR3-70-2800 is categorized under mounting class III. But East West Engineering also offers units in class II, IV, and in pin mount. Though whichever model you choose, you’ll still get an accessory that comes with a standard painted enamel finish. This construction, then, ensures the durability and the long life service of the product.
Furthermore, the carpet pole as well gets a smooth surface that protects the materials from any damage. It also has a profiled bar end for that easy entry of loads. One disadvantage, though, of this roll prong is its lack of bumper. This bumper, if supplied, will add extra protection to your product. It may come in different shapes and sizes.
With more than 30 years of experience, East West Engineering always ensures that all of their products are built with the end user in mind. And their RPC-QR3-70-2800 roll prong is no exception. Essentially, it is manufactured with the highest quality and is fully certified. When bought, it comes complete with comprehensive instruction manuals, a detailed compliance plate, and all the needed compliance documents. The attachment is fully tested, too, to guarantee that it can withstand the harshest working conditions.
East West Engineering Carpet Pole: Price
New: $3,050 AUD ($3,355 GST Inclusive) – Forkserve Pty Ltd
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East West Engineering Carpet Pole: The Verdict
With all these features and advantages, I can say that the East West Engineering’s RPC-QR3-70-2800 is an efficient and dependable way to handle your long and heavy materials. What I personally like about it is the fact that it brings a durable construction and a strong prong that enables it to meet the demands of your applications. I also like its “Quick Release” feature as it makes it easier for our operators to install it to the forklift truck. The only disadvantage that I’m seeing here though is its lack of bumper. But regardless of that, this forklift attachment is still a smart pick. I find it suitable for carpets, fabric, vinyls, and similar products.