Posi+, Victoriaville, Quebec, Canada, unveiled its new patent-pending outrigger design during the recent International Construction and Utility Equipment Exposition (ICUEE) in Louisville, Ky.
Posi+ president and CEO Christian Poudrier told Lift and Access that the new outrigger minimizes the lateral sliding common with A-frame outriggers. The design of the Posi+ “Spider” outriggers, he said, makes the outrigger first move outward, then downward in a slight arc to minimize the lateral motion.
They can be used on slopes of up to 8°, and provide support from 18 inches above grade to 10 inches below.
Poudrier says they weigh about 500 pounds less per pair than the previous outriggers, which typically cuts about 1,000 pounds of weight (or allows 1,000 more pounds of payload) per truck. They also allow more deck space than typical A-frame-style outriggers, he says.
They are available in maximum reaches of 66 inches, 72 inches, 78 inches, and 84 inches per side, measured from the centerline of the truck chassis.