Utility line construction: The DECKHAND product line by LaValley Industries brings a new level of flexibility and load control to material handling attachments. The DECKHAND's head unit is powered by an excavator's hydraulics and uses a variety of arm attachments to safely and efficiently load or unload all kinds of utility poles, road mats, pipe and other materials.
The DECKHAND's modular design makes it easy to change out arms to accommodate different pole or pipe diameters, coatings and wall thicknesses. Long-lasting, proprietary padding on the arms allows users to work confidently with coated pipe as well as a variety of other materials. The DECKHAND head unit is manufactured in several sizes, allowing it to be easily used with any brand of excavator in the 18 to 75 metric ton range such as Caterpillar models 318, 330, 345, 349, 360 and 374.
And 360-degree rotation, tilt and shift functions deliver high load control and load placement. The in-cab display allows the operator to safely monitor and adjust all functions, pressures and volumes from inside the excavator cab. Proximity sensors inform the operator of correct positioning and load-hold prior to lifting. Load-locking valves ensure that pipe is never dropped, regardless of hydraulic pressure. In addition, an optional stick-mounted camera allows the operator to see in even the most difficult spaces.