DECKHAND®

The DECKHAND® Pipe Handling System by LaValley Industries revolutionizes the way contractors handle pipe.

  • Upper head mounts to any brand of excavator in 20- to 30-metric-ton range (common examples: Caterpillar models 320 and 330)
  • In-cab display allows operator to safely monitor and adjust all functions, pressures, and volumes from within cab
  • Grab arm function picks up pipe and holds it firmly to attachment
  • Requires only one auxiliary hydraulic circuit on excavator or prime mover
  • Tilts 0 to 19° along main beam
  • Shifts pipe side to side up to 5.5"

 


 

DECKHAND® Arm Options

Pipe Arm

Pipe Arm

  • Designed to handle 20" and 24" diameter pipe
  • Handles pipe on and off trailers, rail cars, or pipe rack without disturbing adjacent pipe
  • Fast and efficient at stringing pipe during pipeline construction
  • Can handle pipe even if covered with snow, ice, or dirt
  • Long-lasting wear pads protect coated pipe from damage (pads are easy to replace)
  • Load capacity sensors allow operator to monitor arm grip status while moving pipe
  • Load control valve system ensures pipe is never dropped, regardless of hydraulic pressure
  • Proximity sensors inform operator of correct positioning and clearance to initiate safe contact
  • Pipe can be lifted from an off-center position

Interchangeable Pipe Arm

Interchangeable Pipe Arm

  • Designed to use interchangeable pipe tips available to handle 4" to 18" pipe
  • Handles pipe on and off trailers, rail cars, or pipe rack without disturbing adjacent pipe
  • Fast and efficient at stringing pipe during pipeline construction
  • Can handle pipe even if covered with snow, ice, or dirt
  • Long-lasting wear pads protect coated pipe from damage (pads are easy to replace)
  • Load capacity sensors allow operator to monitor arm grip status while moving pipe
  • Load control valve system ensures pipe is never dropped, regardless of hydraulic pressure
  • Proximity sensors inform operator of correct positioning and clearance to initiate safe contact
  • Pipe can be lifted from an off-center position

Interchangeable Material Handling Arm

Interchangeable Material Handling Arm

  • Uses interchangeable material handling tips designed for your custom application
  • May allow fast and efficient material handling
  • Can handle pipe or other materials even if covered with snow, ice or dirt
  • Arm tips can be equipped with long-lasting wear pads to protect coated pipe from damage
  • Load capacity sensors allow operator to monitor arm grip status while moving material
  • Load control valve system ensures material is never dropped, regardless of hydraulic pressure
  • Proximity sensors inform operator of correct positioning and clearance to initiate safe contact
  • Material may be able to be lifted from an off-center position

Utility Arm

Utility Arm

  • Handles 7" to 24" material diameter and can lift material off trailer, pipe rack, or drill rig
  • Works well for mainline welding, lowering in, and tie-ins during pipeline installation
  • Can handle material even when covered with snow, ice, or dirt
  • Long-lasting wear pads protect coated pipe from damage (pads are easy to replace)
  • Load control valve system ensures material is never dropped, regardless of hydraulic pressure
  • Load capacity sensors allow operator to monitor clamp arm grip status while moving
  • Material can be lifted from an off-center position
  • Able to handle bent pipe

Road Mat Arm

Road Mat Arm

  • Quickly load, unload, and move road mats
  • Interchangeable tines handle 3', 4', and 5' mats
  • Can handle mats up to 40' long and 12" thick
  • In-cab indicator guarantees that mat is securely gripped securely
  • Mats can be dug out of mud with mat arm
  • Positive grip allows dirt and debris to be shaken off mats
  • Position mats with precision—no free swinging