Stone Pro Rock Jockey
The Rock Jockey reduces one of the two people needed to move slabs with a lift truck and boom. This includes taking the slab off the truck, placing and removing the slab from a slab rack, placing the slab on any A-Frame or a photo stand.
This product also reduces the opportunity for injury or death caused by the current method, which places a man in the fall zone and can place a man between a stationary object and a moving lift truck. The cost of an injury is huge; the potential for Health and Safety fines or even closing down your operation is real.
Like insurance, you hope you won’t need it, but how much is peace of mind worth? The Rock Jockey is available for a small price for avoiding this danger.
The simple calculation that slab movement will need only one person means that the Rock Jockey will pay for itself very, very quickly !
No more people stood between slabs releasing the clamp
No more guiding swinging slabs
No more people in the danger zone
All operated remotely from the safety of the Fork Lift Truck
WHAT IT IS
The Rock Jockey is a radio controlled, motorized, 360 degree steerable swivel that attaches between a boom and slab clamp.
Once attached, a single forklift operator can safely pick up a slab, trundle though the tightest shop and place it anywhere, a task that usually takes a two- man team. With the Rock Jockey, there’s no handler needed on the ground to guide the slab; with this device, no handler need ever get hurt again! Moreover, it keeps a volunteer fabricator where he belongs: fabricating.
HOW IT WORKS
The Rock Jockey easily attaches between any forklift boom and an Abaco 50 or standard Aardwolf slab clamp. Once connected, it is easily manipulated through the buttons on its magnetic backed, palm-size remote. Simply chock the slab, pick it up, and left or right 360 degree rotation is just a button away.
When arriving at your slab’s destination, be it a saw, A-frame storage or CNC, simply lower the boom and push the release button.
HOW IT’S BUILT
The business end of the Rock Jockey is all steel construction inside and out, and incorporates a clutch to prevent possible internal damage due to heavy wind or bumping during use. A military grade charge port for its internal 12 volt battery pack bullet-proofs this waterproof package for years of service.
No routine maintenance needed.
There’s an additional safety feature built in: each hand-held remote is dedicated to only one Rock Jockey unit. This feature allows for multiple Rock Jockey units to operate in close proximity with other units, without interference. To conserve power, the remotes shut off after 10 minutes of no use.
ONE MAN OPERATION
Allows one man to safely and efficiently remove or position a slab in a slab rack, A-Frame, or photo station. The Rock Jockey reduces the need for a man to walk along and guide the slab, as it is being moved and placed. The Rock Jockey also releases the safety latch reducing the need to hit the hook with a stick
EASY TO OPERATE
Remote control allows rotation of slab and release of the lifting clamp without leaving the forklift truck !
360 DEGREE OPERATION
Unit provides continuous 360-degree rotation in either direction.
Safety clutch to prevent damage to the unit or slab from strong wind or accidently hitting a stationary object
12-volt rechargeable battery, military grade charging port.
Comfortable hand held magnetic backed remote can be used while wearing gloves.
All remotes are “paired” so multiple units can operate without interference.
The unit is the same width as a clamp for getting into tight places
No routine maintenance.
Battery saving auto shutoff
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