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Cargo Loader in 2020. The
Falcon was launched as
more containerized regional
aircraft became prevalent in
the industry versus traditional
bulk load configurations, Cecil and
Walter explain.
" With the ATR, Cessna and CRJ filling
a new spot with smaller aircraft, lower
door heights and minimal containers
and lower container weights, the traditional
dual platform cargo loaders were
too big for this application and a new
ground up design was needed, " Cecil
and Walter say.
" By moving to containerized cargo,
more synergies can be found in the
freight network and handling, " they
add. " It is also better for all weather
conditions and can increase the speed
of the onload/offload. "
FAST's Focus on
Ergonomics and Safety
Looking to provide a cargo handling
solution that reduces fuel consumption,
improves total cost of ownership, offers
commonality within an existing fleet
and improves safety and ergonomics,
officials at FAST Global Solutions began
developing the M-Series Cargo Dolly in
2018 and paired the dolly with its proprietary
EasyLift Towbar.
" The M-Series dolly development
began in 2018 with prototyping, testing,
modeling and FEA, a true
ground-up engineering development.
Currently, the M-Series
is at the pilot stage with full
production launching this year
and orders starting to line up, " says Tim
Hildebrandt, vice president of sales at
FAST Global Solutions.
According to Hildebrandt, the M-Series
Dolly incorporates ergonomics,
safety and the ability to integrate with
existing fleet equipment. What's more,
the EasyLift Towbar System allows
increased control during tow-bar
motion and lowers the force required to
raise the tow-bar. The EasyLift Towbar
improves the ergonomics for ramp
operations teams when attaching or disconnecting
units, providing a 60 percent
reduction in lifting forces compared to
standard tow-bars.
" By integrating the collective needs
into our engineering process, the result
is a dolly with commonality to marry
into existing fleets of equipment and
to accept parts and enhancements
within the inventory the customer
purchases, " Hildebrandt says.
Hildebrandt notes FAST plans to
continue engineering variations of
this platform, innovating alongside
its customers' end-users for functionality
that meets safety requirements
and efficiency demands.
Currently the M-Series is produced
in the United States, with
plans for the company's
European production facility
to fulfill demand from its
international customers.
" Feedback has been positive,
even more so when paired with
the EasyLift Towbar and for all the
previously mentioned advantages, "
Hildebrandt says.
Caster protection plates and
forklift tine ways have been
integrated into the structure of
Clyde's Model 15F3570's main
frame weldment.
Clyde's Emphasis
on Cargo Dollies
Perhaps overlooked on the ramp, the
cargo dolly's role in meeting cargo
demand is crucial.
" It is a critically important piece of
equipment in moving containers from
aircraft to warehouse and vice versa, "
notes Chad Barsness, president at
Clyde Machines.
Clyde's line of cargo dollies, including
the Model 15F3570, helps enable
these functions.
The Model 15F3570 offers a cargo
capacity of 15,000 pounds. Its trailer
capacity is capable of handling LD1,
2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9, 11 and 29 containers
as well as 88 " x125 " , 96 " x125 " and
88 " x108 " pallets.
" Customers really like the Model
15F3570 as it has all of the container
lock configurations built into the dolly, "
Barsness says.
It offers a recessed frame to protect
customer markings, tow-bar actuated
self-adjusting rear brakes, dual frontwheel
swivel casters with rigid dual
rear wheels and an E-type spring loaded
hitch, among other features.
" We integrated caster protection
plates and forklift tine ways into the
structure of the main frame weldment.
This was done based on feedback from
customers trying to keep their maintenance
costs down, " Barsness adds. " We
are continuously working to improve
current designs based on customer
feedback and continue to innovate. "
As the industry shifts toward electric
vehicles, Clyde officials are focused on
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of march2022

Editor's Note: EAGLE'S Efforts to Promote Unleaded Avgas
Business Buzz
Industry Expert Column: Break the Ground Damage Code
Support for Air Cargo
Ground Handlers' Green Plans
Perishable Cargo in the Pandemic Age
Autonomous Vehicles Gaining Traction in Ground Support
Goldhofer's Emission-free Towbarless Tractor
Product Hangar
Celebrating 30 Years
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march2022 - Editor's Note: EAGLE'S Efforts to Promote Unleaded Avgas
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march2022 - Business Buzz
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march2022 - Industry Expert Column: Break the Ground Damage Code
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march2022 - Support for Air Cargo
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march2022 - Ground Handlers' Green Plans
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march2022 - Perishable Cargo in the Pandemic Age
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march2022 - Autonomous Vehicles Gaining Traction in Ground Support
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march2022 - Goldhofer's Emission-free Towbarless Tractor
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march2022 - Product Hangar
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march2022 - Celebrating 30 Years
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