This heavy-duty lifting equipment with an adjustable reel cradle attachment was designed in response to a customer requirement in the food processing industry to handle heavy reels of paper or card.

The large, heavy reels (1200mm diameter, 780mm width, and 800kg) are picked up horizontally from the pallet via the mandrel inserted through the core. The reels can be transported to the processing machinery and lowered into place onto the mandrel frame.

The cradle attachment can be adjusted to suit the diameter of the reels being handled up to a safe working load of 800kg.

The adjustable cradle attachment has been mounted onto a heavy-duty mild steel painted stacker truck with straddle legs. This enables the lifter to easily fit around the pallet to access the reels.

The fully powered lifter features electric lift and drive.

These features ensure a quick, easy and simple transfer with minimal operator effort which means that the load can be handled surely and safely with minimum effort and complete confidence.

The adjustable cradle attachment has been designed to provide a high load capacity up to 800kg with great strength and durability as well as enhanced wear resistance. It is very easy to use which provides a simple and safe action.

This attachment is backed up by a full bespoke design service so ensuring that the right solution can be made to suit most requirements.

This lifting equipment has a maximum capacity of 800kg; however larger capacities, and to suit other load dimensions, may be available on request.


  • Lift capacity: 800kg
  • Reel diameter: 1200mm
  • Reel web width: 780mm
  • Lifting machine: powered lift and propulsion