TULSA, Okla. — Most pipelining job sites require a mix of heavy machinery to maneuver pipes into place. McElroy’s new MegaMc® Pipe Stands are self-contained, gasoline-powered pipe stands that alleviate a piece of heavy machinery to hold the pipe in place.
Two models are available. A large 36- to 65-inch (900 – 1,600mm) model accommodates pipes up to 16,000 lbs (7,257 Kg), while a smaller 8- to 36-inch (225 – 900mm) model handles pipe up to 9,000 lbs (4,082 Kg).
Besides the productivity gained from allowing heavy machinery to be used elsewhere on the site, the MegaMc Pipe Stands offer 24 inches of lateral movement, as well as 34 inches of vertical adjustability. This freedom of movement allows the operator to maneuver the stick of pipe to the height of a thermoplastic pipe fusion machine.
“We believe the MegaMc Pipe Stands will offer great benefits on medium and large diameter pipe fusion job sites,” said Chip McElroy, president and chief executive officer of McElroy. “The new pipe stands represent our dedication to creating modular productivity equipment that helps contractors do more with less.”
The MegaMc Pipe Stands are gasoline-powered but won’t churn through gas. In fact, the units are designed to hold a set height after the operator turns the hydraulic power unit off. Since the unit is self-contained, no hydraulic hoses will be running across the ground of the job site. Rugged rollers with low-friction pillow block bearings allow the pipe to move easily. Even with a wide stable base, the pipe stands can be stacked for storage or shipping and are moveable with a forklift or crane.
For more information, visit the McElroy website at www.mcelroy.com.