Review: Handling Gear NS-RBC19D-B002 Hydraulic Bale Clamp
Handling Gear NS-RBC19D-B002 Clamp: The Introduction
Forklift attachments are as important as any other industrial equipment, that’s for sure. With the right type, your forklift trucks will not only get twice the handling power but will also experience an increase in versatility and efficiency. They can even help maximise the productivity of your workers, too.
Essentially, on the market today, there are different kinds of these forklift attachments. And perhaps the most popular ones are the sideshifters, rotators, jibs, and booms. But, in today’s review, let me just focus first on the most sought-after of them all: the hydraulic bale clamp. I’ll share with you a good brand that I know, in case this is the type of forklift attachment that you’re looking for to add to your operations. The model, by the way, is the Handling Gear NS-RBC19D-B002. Read on and let’s see what makes it better than its competitors.
Handling Gear NS-RBC19D-B002 Clamp: Key Features
Handling Gear is actually the best brand to go to in terms of reliable and high-quality forklift attachments. What I personally loved about their bale range, though, is the fact that they can be designed to suit various load sizes. This then results in easier clamping and transporting of unpalletised materials short distances.
The NS-RBC19D-B002 is quite similar to the other Handling Gear bale clamp model, the NS-RBC27D-C004, which we’ve tested a couple of months ago. Both of them bring this robust and stable construction that allows them to carry materials tightly and efficiently. Their only difference is their capacity. The NS-RBC19D-B002, particularly, gets a much smaller capacity with 1900Kg at 500mm load center. Though don’t fret as upon testing it, it was still able to effectively pick up materials, such as hay, metal, cotton, synthetic textile bales, and other scrap bales. The unit features a 450-1730mm opening range and a class II mounting class.
Design and usability
One more thing that I liked about this forklift attachment is that it is operator-friendly. It is easy to install and easy to work with, too, since it incorporates this low profile construction that provides great visibility through the accessory. The NS-RBC19D-B002 equips an ergonomic design as well. Alongside the independent sideshift that delivers better bale handling performance, it also sports a cylinder protection to prvent damages to your materials during the clamping process.
‘Versatile’ is also another word that best describes the Handling Gear NS-RBC19D-B002. Impressively, it can suit medium to large material handling operations and is even ideal for clamping any type of baled product, like wool, textile, cotton, metal scrap, and other recycling materials.
In addition, you can supply it with optional features and accessories, too. These include bolt-on arms, quick disconnect bottom hooks, different arm sizes, and different opening ranges.
Handling Gear NS-RBC19D-B002 Clamp: Price
New: $8,870 AUD ($9,757 GST Inclusive) – Handling Gear
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Handling Gear NS-RBC19D-B002 Clamp: The Verdict
Overall, the Handling Gear NS-RBC19D-B002 is a practical choice of you’re looking for a reliable bale clamp to install to your forklift truck. I know that it may seem too average for some, but I’m sure that it can still maximize the power of your industrial vehicle and make it more capable of tackling other jobs. Personally, what I loved about it is its robust design and strong clamping force that lets you pick up unpalletised materials and transport them short distances with ease. Simply put, the NS-RBC19D-B002 is very ideal for your operations.