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    OKTOPUS is a Safety Game Changer

    Published on 26 July 2016, Tuesday, 7:02 PM

    Next time you walk past a high-rise building, look up, and think of all the safety hazards that could be affiliated with installing a  glass panel weighing hundreds of kilograms. Until recently, 12v vacuum lifters with single pumps were used to install them -relying on that one vacuum not to fail during the lift. Safer machinery has quickly become a highly sort after requirement, and Kennards Hire Lift & Shift has come to the fore yet again to offer an innovative machine with occupational safety at its heart.

    Designed to carry and place glass into window frames, OKTOPUS make class-leading compact vacuum lifters and are a much loved part of Kennards Hire Lift & Shift’s product stable. Their new  range of dual-vacuum glass lifters all have two independent vacuum circuits - meaning if one was ever to fail, that the other will be there to prevent anything from going wrong..

    All lifters come equipped with a crane arm and an audio-visual low vacuum alert. They are also compact and universal, suitable for every construction site.

    The new OKTOPUS machines have raised the industry benchmark in safety.

    An important business mandate of Kennards Hire Lift & Shift is to lead the industry with the best safety practices for a safer workplace, while offering a solutions based service. The dual-vac is safer than the single-vac and will help to eradicate on-site accidents that could potentially come about when using a single-vac. Naturally, Kennards Hire Lift & Shift have promptly rolled out the OKTOPUS machines across all Specialist branches Australia-wide. The OKTOPUS GLASS lifting  range is available now to hire, making the glass lifting industry a safer and more efficient working environment.


    -       Oktopus GL-N400 300 GLASS LIFTER – 12V 300 kg

    -       Oktopus GL-RN600 GLASS LIFTER – 12V 600 kg

    -       Oktopus GL-KN1000 GLASS LIFTER – 12V 1000 kg

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    Nathan Mills
    Nathan is a seasoned Kennards Hire team member passionate about empowering DIYers in their projects. He loves everything DIY and brings together years of equipment and project experience to help customers get the right tools for their next job.