Fork Mounted Guard Arm

Fork-Mounted Guard Arm Catches Falling Conductors

April 3, 2023
The unit, which is designed for telehandlers, can accommodate a wide variety of distribution lines.

The new Fork-Mounted Guard Arm from LineWise helps prevent conductors from falling into the right-of-way crossings. Designed to conveniently mount to the pallet forks on a telehandler, the Guard Arm provides a simple, yet effective safety measure to securely catch falling lines.

Featuring a 1,200-lb capacity, the LineWise Guard Arm has a 12-ft-wide span from tip to tip with the ears installed, allowing it to accommodate a variety of distribution lines. When not in use, the ears can be easily stowed on the unit to maintain a more compact profile. The Guard Arm also includes a cross roller with bearings to facilitate movement if a conductor lands on it.

The Guard Arm can be installed or detached in about 30 seconds with no adapter needed. A rear locking pin, which meets OSHA requirements, securely holds the unit in place on the forks.

The Guard Arm weighs 607 lbs (275 kg) and can be used on all telehandlers with a capacity of 8,000 lbs (3,629 kg) or greater. It has been officially approved for use on a variety of telehandler models from Xtreme Manufacturing, as long as the operator understands and follows the appropriate load ratings for the machine.

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