We kicked off 2022 with another customer trial! 50 tonne composite jacks stands that weigh a mere 54 kg in use on ancillary equipment and in this case, a Caterpillar D11T.
During this particular procedure there is a possibility that the operator can “power down” the hydraulics and lift the tractor up in the air.
The total operating weight of the tractor is 112 tonnes and you could potentially have greater than 50 tonnes on the stand, if you point load to lift.
So, it is a safety precaution to have a greater capacity stand in use for this process. In this image, the ripper is out from underneath the machine and the stand is placed underneath the ripper box.