Vacuum lift system for compact equipment

The Vacuworx vacuum lifting system and your skid steer, small excavator or compact track loader can become a system that can lift  variety of materials faster and safer.

Lifting with a vacuum system is a safer alternative than hooks and chains, it also increases your productivity and allows you to move on to the next job faster.

Three models are available. The SS@ model features all-aluminum construction, and a 

Vacuworx SS2 unit on skidsteer
The Vacuworx SS 2 attachment.

patent-pending design powered by a hydraulically driven vacuum pump. Quick-connect hydraulic hoses and a universal mounting plate makes switching attachments fast and easy so you can maximize productivity. The SS 2 can also be used with a variety of mini-excavators or small cranes using the clevis hook connection.The SS2 weighs 98 pounds (without mounting plate) but has a lifting capacity up to 2,716 pounds. The vacuum pump requires an auxiliary hydraulic valve connection with at least 10 gpm and no more than 3,000 psi. The vacuum pump maintains a constant vacuum in the pressure reservoir. When activated, the system pulls a vacuum between the integrated 24” x 24” vacuum pad and the object to be lifted, providing a powerful positive seal. The Vacuworx Tough Seal pad seal is used on the vacuum pad to cover the material to be lifted and create the necessary suction. The vacuum seal holds until the operator activates the release, even in the event of a power failure.

Vacuworx CM 3 lifting attachment
Vacuworx CM 3 lifting attachment

Two other models of Vacuworx vacuum plates are available: The CM 3 unit weighs the same as a standard skid-steer bucket, so it does not affect the lift capacity of the host machine.The new CM 3 compact modular vacuum lifting system can handle materials such as concrete slabs, steel plates and pipeup to 6,600 pounds.

The rugged all-steel unit is designed to accommodate single or double pad configurations  to lift a variety of material weights and sizes. The adjustable spreader bar for double pads extends from 61 to 85 inches; flat and pipe pads are sold separately to fit your specific needs.

Wacuworx PS1 lifting attachement
Vacuworx PS1 lifting attachment.

The portable PS1 model that uses a rechargeable battery with 8-hour runtime and up to 1,700-pound lift capacity It is the perfect solution for smaller lifting challenges that come up daily on jobsites, in the yard or in the shop. The patent-pending portable lifter makes light work out of lifting heavy pieces of concrete, marble, granite, metal, steel and iron.

Weighing just 25 pounds, the small  lifter can be used indoors or outside and is a great companion to small equipment such as skid steers, electric skid steers, mini electric excavators, forklifts and small cranes.

The PS 1 comes with one of three standard, interchangeable pads, which can also be ordered separately: 8 inch x 12 inch (693-pound lifting capacity), 12 inch x 16 inch (1,276-pound lifting capacity) and 16 inch x 16 inch (1,654-pound lifting capacity). Additional pad configurations, including small pipe pads, are available upon request.

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