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Portable 850-lb. crane

The new First Mate davit can lift up to 850 lbs., a 350-lb. boost over the previous model, and can be configured with a spur or worm gear hand winch for short, less frequent lifts, or power winch for longer, more frequent lifts.

The new First Mate davit can lift up to 850 lbs., a 350-lb. boost over the previous model, and can be configured with a spur or worm gear hand winch for short, less frequent lifts, or power winch for longer, more frequent lifts. Normally deployed for loads up to 79 feet below floor level, the First Mate can be configured for long lifts of up to 285 feet for use on silos, towers, bridges, mezzanines or roof tops. Pedestal, wall and flush mount bases are easily installed with four anchor bolts. Additional features include quick mount winch bracket with single clevis style pin; bushing along the bottom of the mast, providing smooth and easy 360-degree crane rotation while under load; and, rotational lock plus base extension for an additional 15 inches of height if needed. First Mate has standard red powder coat finish and is available in galvanized or epoxy.Thern Inc., Winona, Minn., 507/454-2996; www.thern.com