Vacuworx revamps AMC 4, AMC 6 vacuum lifters with lighter, smaller, more versatile designs

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Updated May 5, 2017
Vacuworx’s AMC 6 can lift 13,200 pounds and comes with a pin adaptor for mounting to an excavator.Vacuworx’s AMC 6 can lift 13,200 pounds and comes with a pin adaptor for mounting to an excavator.

The AMC 4 and AMC 6 vacuum lift systems are designed to work in congested streets or other tight areas on compact to mid-sized excavators and truck-mounted articulating cranes without significantly reducing the host machine’s lifting power.

To that end, Vacuworx has made its AMC Series Lifting Systems lighter and smaller and added attachment options. The AMC systems can load and unload materials, such as steel, poly or concrete pipe, trench plate and concrete slabs, with a small footprint. Hydraulically powered, the lifters eliminate fuel costs, emissions and noise, the company says.

The AMC 6 can lift 13,200 pounds and comes with a pin adaptor for mounting to an excavator. The AMC 4 has a lift capacity of 8,800 pounds, and its hydraulic quick change adaptor is made for truck crane applications.

Both models accommodate single or double vacuum pad arrangements. Integrated legs provide stability and protect the bottom of the pads during storage, the company says. The legs rotate and lock when the lifter is being used.

Vacuworx says vacuum lifting is safer and more efficient than other methods. Precise placement of materials is handled by remote control, which doesn’t require tag line operators on the ground. It also eliminates the need for cribbing or spacers and won’t damage delicate materials or bonded coatings, according to Vacuworx.