Wiggins Delivers Nuke Truck
Wiggins Delivers Lift Truck to Move Flask of Radioactive Waste
OXNARD, California December 22, 2009 – Wiggins Lift today announced it delivered a lift vehicle for ODIM Numet Ltd., in Peterborough, Ontario, Canada that incorporates extraordinary safety features, a patented system to ensure stability and automatic controls for the transport of a lead shielded, nuclear materials container weighing 88,000lbs.
Wiggins designed, built and completed successful tests of the truck within six months of securing the contract.
With safety and precision of the utmost importance, Wiggins deploys the same technology it developed for the lift truck used onboard the United States Navy Littoral Combat Ship. Wiggins’ patented Stabilift system ™ and advanced hydrostatic drive will ensure the load will be safe, even working in ice and snow. Maximum speed will be controlled on level ground and automatically reduced on grades up to 15 percent.
“When placing the order, we were confident in Wiggins’ ability to deliver,” said Geoff Selkirk, Senior Project Manager of ODIM Numet. “The Wiggins’ design team’s experience added value to the project that exceeded our expectations while remaining within the parameters of the specifications and budget.”
“The custom manufacturing of application-specific lift trucks is our specialty,” said Mike Wiggins, President of Wiggins Lift, Inc. “Regardless of the industries we serve, our trucks are designed to exceed the expectations of customers in all areas including safety, reliability and longevity. Wiggins can now proudly add ‘safe handling of nuclear waste’ to our capabilities.”
About Wiggins Lift
“Engineered for the owner, designed for the operator” is the creed for which Wiggins stands. The company uses its “state-of-the-art” engineering design and manufacturing capability, to quickly provide a unique, cost-effective solution. The results of the company’s “Customer’s + Wiggins Design Team” philosophy are seen in the boat handling, stevedoring, agriculture, construction and mining industries.
About ODIM Numet
ODIM Numet focuses 100% on the nuclear power and waste management industries in Canada and internationally. The company specializes in the design, development, and manufacture of reliable, user-friendly, custom-engineered systems and equipment. All projects are supported with high levels of quality assurance (e.g. NQA-1, Z299.2) and ODIM Numet is one of only three companies in Canada that hold an ASME N Stamp.