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Aluminum Gantry Lift offers 4,400 lb capacity.

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April 23, 2012 - Intended for mechanical contractors, Model GH2T is available with cross beams in 8, 10, 12, and 15 ft sizes as well as 3, 4, and 5 m sizes. Two A-frames lock in folded position using plunger pins and feature removable quick action locking pin. With adjustable lifting handle, height adjustments can be made in 6 in. increments. Minimum and maximum heights from ground to lifting eye are 83 and 113 in., respectively, and maximum height to top of trolley is 113.5 in.

Sumner Mfg. Co.

7514 Alabonson Rd., Houston, TX, 77088 4036, USA

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Sumner Manufacturing Announces New GH2T Gantry Lift

Press release date: April 11, 2012

Sumner Manufacturing, the industry leader in pipe and material handling equipment, announces new GH2T Gantry Lift for mechanical contractors.

Houston, TX - Sumner Manufacturing introduces the new lightweight, portable and easily assembled GH2T Gantry Lift for mechanical contractors. The GH2T Gantry lift has a lift capacity of up to 2 metric tons (4,400 lbs) and is available in 4 Imperial sizes (8, 10, 12 and 15 foot) and 3 Metric sizes (3, 4 and 5 meters).

"Sumner's GH2T Gantry lift introduces a lightweight aluminum Gantry lift into the marketplace that is much simpler to transport, assemble and adjust than comparable Gantry lifts," states National Sales Manager, Brendan Conway. "The entire assembly is light enough to be erected by a two-man crew, something that the market has been demanding. The advanced design allows a pivoting feature where the beam with trolley is inserted into receiver of each A-Frames then raised and final bolting of beam occurs.

"Height adjustments can be made on either side by one man using the adjustable mast lifting handle and removable quick-action mast locking pin," Conway continues. "All beams come with convenient carrying handles on both ends. A-frame assemblies fold up and lock in folded position with plunger pins. The entire assembly is pinch-point free. Overall the advanced design of the GH2T Gantry makes the work of transporting, assembling and adjusting a Gantry lift a much simpler task."

The Sumner GH2T Gantry lift consists of 3 main components: two A-frames and a cross beam. A-frames lock in folded position using plunger pins and feature a removable quick action locking pin. Adjustable lifting handle allow height adjustments to be made in 6-inch (15 cm) increments. Each A-frame has two 8-inch (200 mm) lockable casters and weighs 113 lbs (51 kg) with casters. The trolley features a set screw that holds it in place during assembly and weights approximately 15 lbs (6.8 kg). Cross beams come in seven sizes (8, 10, 12 and 15 foot; 3, 4 & 5 meter) and feature two span adjustments on either end of 13-inches (33 cm) as well as nylon carrying handles.

Minimum and maximum heights from ground to lifting eye are 83-inches (2.1 m) and 113-inches (2.8 m) respectively. Maximum height to the top of the trolley is 113.5-inches (3.4 m). The maximum width of the A-frame when erected is 60.75-inches (1.54 m). The stored height of the A-frame is 100-inches (2.5 m).

For more information visit http://www.sumner.com.

About Sumner Manufacturing Co., Inc.:
Founded in 1965 in Houston, TX, Sumner Manufacturing has served the welding and mechanical contracting industry for nearly a half century, creating high quality material lifts, jack stands, pipe fit-up clamps, welding tools, and material carts that are currently used daily in more than 50 countries around the world in numerous industries. All Sumner products are built with the concept of providing safe, common sense tools which are priced right. Sumner Manufacturing maintains offices in Houston, TX, Canada, China, the UK and the Netherlands.

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