Designed around optimal pipeline safety, the DECKHAND®Pipe Handling System by LaValley Industries allows precise pipe handling and placement without the need for a ground crew working in the vicinity of moving pipe. The DECKHAND system is designed to work safely in inclement weather conditions, including snow and ice.
DECKHAND consists of a main operating head and a variety of interchangeable grab arms. The main head mounts to any brand of excavator and uses the excavator's auxiliary circuit to safely and efficiently power the DECKHAND system. The interchangeable grab arms are used to pick up pipe and securely lift, lower, rotate, tilt, and move it. Grab arms can grip securely from an off-center pipe position, allowing maximum control in areas with tight accessibility.