ISO KAT (Kwik-a-Tach) MASTER HITCH RE-DESIGN AND STANDARDIZATION

WBM is committed to continuous growth and new opportunities, not only through best practices and processes, but through our dedication to ongoing product improvement.

The improved, ISO 23727 KAT (Kwik-a-Tach) re-design and process standardization enables WBM to consistently create the best possible quality product every single build. The result is a safer, lighter, and more operator-friendly design without sacrificing Weldco’s renowned durability.

Design Improvements:

  • Increased operator visibility with enlarged viewing areas
  • Improved structural integrity and strength of the bottom bar
  • Lighter weight: 4% lighter than previous design
  • Increased safety with the addition of a simple ‘Pin-Lock Extend Indicator’ visual check for operators

Please check out the ISO KAT Product Page, and ask your local dealer or WBM representative for more information.


Fall Inventory Campaigns

Check out the Weldco-Beales Mfg. Fall Inventory Campaigns! Ready-to-Work Attachments and our Annual Snow Special: 12′ Snow Blades for 120-150 Class Wheel Loaders!

Ask your local dealer or WBM representative to see what is available in our In-Stock Inventory selection of WBM Wedge-Coupler-Ready attachments for 120-250 Class Excavators and Wheel Loaders!

It’s that time again for WBM’s Annual Snow Blade Special! Contact your local dealer or WBM representative for this quick delivery of WBM Snow Blades, available for 120-150 Machine Class Wheel Loaders! Purchase before December 31, 2021, and receive a $1,000 credit* towards freight or your next purchase!
* Must be redeemed before December 31, 2022.


Protective Structures for Excavators

FOPS vs. FOG Systems

What is the difference between FOPS and FOGs?

FOPS stands for Falling Object Protective Structure, and FOG is a new type of protection, called Falling Object Guard.

How are they different though?

A FOPS is a separate structure that is mounted around the cab of a machine (ROPS certified or non-certified cab), that protects the cab from falling objects.

A FOG on the other hand, is guarding that is bolted directly to a certified ROPS cab, typically in two pieces: a roof and a front FOG.

As many machine manufacturers are now producing their own ROPS certified cabs, it is becoming more and more common to only have to install FOG on machines, protecting both the operator and cab from damage.

See FOPS/FOG product page for more information.

Ask your Weldco representative or local machine dealer to find out what package will best suit your machine!


Weldco Hydra-Lift takes Crane Cab to New Heights

The newly redesigned Hydra-Lift crane cab encompasses enhanced safety features and stylish comfort.

Safety is always a top priority at Weldco, and our new crane cab design is no exception. The redesigned cab has improved handrail clearance and conformance to ISO standards, overall improved LED lighting and an improved Load Moment Indicator System. In the event of an emergency, there is a removable emergency exit provided though the rear window.

The sleek new design features a tinted, curved glass window, improving forward and overhead visibility, with a lighter, sliding glass door that allows for easy cab access. At 675 lbs lighter than the previous model, this ergonomic cab has more interior padding & upholstery, with improved heating and adjustable air flow, making for a very comfortable experience.

The integrated rear fuel tank for the heater has a side-fill access, and the removable rear panel can also accommodate an optional A/C unit if desired.

The control center in the redesigned crane cab is comfort-fit for the operator, and easy to navigate. The high back seat is fully adjustable, and the proportional, electronically controlled joystick pods can flip upwards, allowing the operator room to move in the cab. The electrical panel is raised for easy service with an easy-open door.

As one of North America’s largest and most respected manufacturers of truck mounted cranes, Weldco Hydra-Lift products are proudly built in Alberta, Canada with the highest degree of quality and workmanship to provide their customers with reliable lifting solutions. Crane model capacities range from 30,000 lbs – 82,000 lbs with boom lengths ranging from 59 ft – 125 ft (23 ton – 50 ton capacities). For more information, visit www.weldco-hydralift.com.

Download the new WHL Crane Cab brochure »


New Product Announcement: The WBM HL Series Hydraulic Wedge Coupler

The evolution of the WBM Wedge-Style Coupler System

Weldco-Beales Mfg. (WBM) is excited to announce our newest addition to our suite of excavator couplers: the patented HL (Hydraulic Lock) Series Hydraulic Wedge Coupler. The new HL Series Coupler maintains similar features of the previous Hydraulic Wedge Coupler with an additional hydraulically activated safety-locking feature that effectively eliminates the need for a manual safety lock to be installed after hooking-up to the attachment.

HL Series Hydraulic Wedge Coupler

WBM’s Wedge-Style excavator coupler systems (or quick couplers) allow operators to quickly change between attachments in the same machine class. The WBM manual coupler made its debut back in 1987 and the first WT-QC hydraulic coupler was released in 1993 for a JD 790D. WBM wedge couplers and wedge-lugged attachments quickly became the industry standard for dealers and their end users by offering superior breakout force retention while giving operators the flexibility to quickly and safely change attachments in the field. The new HL Series Hydraulic Wedge Coupler is the latest evolution of their flagship product.

The HL Series Coupler utilizes a double-acting hydraulic cylinder to engage and disengage the wedge bar while activating a hydraulic wedge bar safety lock. The safety lock mechanism provides a visual indication of the wedge bar engagement to the operator, allowing the operator to remain inside the cab. The control box is mounted in the operator’s cab, equipped with both visual and audible alarm features. The HL Wedge Coupler is currently available for 120 to 400 series excavators and is compatible with most factory supplied coupler control units.

For more information, check out the new HL Series Hydraulic Wedge Coupler Product page.


WBM Partners with Maher & Co. Metals

We are excited to announce Weldco-Beales Mfg. partnership with Maher & Co. Metals!

Maher & Co. Metals is owned by Patrick Maher, former Vice President of the Commercial Division of Samuel, Son & Co.’s. Within two years of opening Maher & Co. Metals (MCM) Patrick was outgrowing his existing location and needed to relocate. Weldco-Beales Mfg. saw this as a great opportunity to partner with Patrick to support his growth strategy.

MCM’s new location is in the heart of Canada’s steel community, strategically positioned off a major transportation route near Hamilton, Ontario. Their 14,000 sq.ft. service centre can process and distribute a variety of specialty metals, including graded carbon steel, stainless steel and aluminum, for clients across a wide range of OEMs servicing diverse markets. They also offer a range of services, including laser cutting, high definition plasma cutting, forming, machining as well as heavy weldment and hydraulic cylinder work.

We are impressed with MCM’s drive to establish itself as a leader in the metal processing industry and the initiatives that they have already put in place, not only for safety and continuous improvement, but for establishing programs for their ISO 9001:2015 QMS as well.

Please join us in welcoming Patrick and Maher & Co. Metals to the Weldco family!

For more information, visit http://mahermetals.com/


Supporting the Community

Weldco is committed to supporting the community by partnering with a variety of charitable organizations across North America.  Our campaigns are aimed at bringing people together to make a lasting impact, socially, environmentally, and economically in the communities we serve.

A few of the recent Weldco campaigns include the United Way, YMCA, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Canada, Cystic Fibrosis Canada, CURE Foundation, Prostate Cancer Canada, The Children’s Aid Society, The Food Bank, and The Terry Fox Foundation.

With each campaign, we are blown away by the generosity of our employees. We also encourage and are proud of the many humanitarian endeavours that Weldco employees overtake in their personal lives.  It truly is humbling to work with so many philanthropists.

As per our company values, we will be recognized for the significant difference we make for the people in our communities as well as the lightness of the footprint we leave on the environment.

See Weldco’s Giving Guidelines for more information.


2018 NAIT Alumni Awards

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Congratulations to NAIT’s 2018 Alumni Award recipients, Kathy Le, Carolyn Kincade, Ronda Gras, and Weldco Companies’ President, Darren Lunt! Each year, these awards recognize NAIT alumni for their outstanding accomplishments and continued support for NAIT and the community.

NAIT’s most prestigious alumni award, the Alumni Award of Distinction was granted to Darren Lunt. The award recognizes his professional success along with his dedication and contributions to NAIT’s JR Shaw School of Business. As a member of both the Management and Marketing program advisory committees, Darren aims to ensure that NAIT continues to provide students with the skills and tools that employers seek. He also regularly contributes case studies to the sales management class curriculum to give students practical experience analyzing and strategizing for real scenarios.

“I am very proud of my association with NAIT, both as an alumnus and as an industry partner. NAIT’s focus on providing employer-driven, hands-on, practical education has directly impacted the development of an incredible talent pool that crosses all aspects of my organization. Our Alberta operations are proudly represented by many NAIT Ooks. The value I personally received from NAIT drives me to give back where I can. Much of the success I’ve enjoyed throughout my career can be directly linked back to the start NAIT provided.” – Darren Lunt, President of Weldco Companies

Click here to see the news release, for more information about NAIT and its alumni awards.