Live demonstrations saw the new DECKHAND ‘DHL’ handling 20, 24, 30 and 36 inch diameter pipes up to approximately 24 m long. The DECKHAND ‘DHXL’ was also on display, complete with 42 inch pipe arms, and the standard DECKHAND ‘DH’ that started it all, which handles 3–24 inch diameter pipe.
The DECKHAND worktool can safely and efficiently load and unload pipe from trailers, railcars, pipe stacks, and drill rigs.
Guests from around the country attended the open house and took part in live DECKHAND demonstrations throughout the afternoon. To demonstrate the ease of operation and DECKHAND’s total pipe control system, guests were encouraged to operate the DECKHAND and see the benefits first hand.
LaValley Industries was founded in 2006 when Owner and Chief Executive Officer Jason LaValley thought of the concept for the DECKHAND while working on pipeline projects. Over the years, the DECKHAND product line has grown to include three different head attachments – the DH, DHL and DHXL – and numerous arm combinations, including the 8-12 inch Interchangeable Pipe Arms, 24 inch Utility Arm, 20–42 inch Pipe Arms, and the Directional Drilling Arm.Article continues below…
The DECKHAND Pipe Handling System is distributed exclusively to the pipeline industry by PipeLine Machinery International.