DECKHAND® DH4

Revolutionizing the way contractors handle pipe.

  • Head Unit mounts to ANY BRAND of excavator in 20 to 36 metric ton range. (Common examples: Caterpillar models 320 and 330.)
  • In-cab display allows operator to safely monitor and adjust all functions, working parameters, and hydraulic settings from inside the excavator or prime mover.  
  • Designed with load holding valves so that pipe is held securely regardless of hydraulic pressure.
  • Utilizes the auxiliary hydraulic circuit on excavator or prime mover.  
  • Tilts 0 to 19 degrees along main beam.
  • Shifts pipe side to side up to 5.5"
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Easy Installation

                                   
  1. Adjust DECKHAND's® adjustable pin distance and diameter to brand and class of excavator.
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  3. Quick couple the DECKHAND's® two auxiliary hydraulic hoses (pressure and tank) to the excavator's auxiliary circuit.
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  5. Replace the excavator's control grips with provided DECKHAND® control handles and install DECKHAND® in-cab electronic components.
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The DECKHAND® can comfortably serve the following industries...

Pipeline Construction Contractors
Horizontal Directional Drilling Contractors
Pipe Transport Companies
Pipe Manufacturers
Pipe Holding Yards
Pipe Repair and Integrity Dig Contractors
Utility Construction Contractors
Road Building and Maintenance Contractors
Steel Manufacturers and Scrap Processors

Arms at the ready.

14"-18" Inter-changeable Pipe Arm

DECKHAND® Interchangeable Pipe Arm Medium - 14-18 Inch (IPAM)

Very efficient at stringing coated pipe on pipeline job site right-of-way. Great for stock piling coated pipe. Handles pipe on and off trailers, rail cars or pipe rack without disturbing adjacent pipe.
20" Pipe Arm

DECKHAND® Pipe Arm - 20 Inch PA

Very efficient at stringing coated pipe on pipeline job site right-of-way. Great for stock piling coated pipe. Handles pipe on and off trailers, rail cars or pipe rack without disturbing adjacent pipe.
24" Pipe Arm

DECKHAND® Pipe Arm - 24 Inch PA

Very efficient at stringing coated pipe on pipeline job site right-of-way. Great for stock piling coated pipe. Handles pipe on and off trailers, rail cars or pipe rack without disturbing adjacent pipe.
4"-12" Inter-changeable Pipe Arm

DECKHAND® Interchangeable Pipe Arm - 4-12 Inch (IPA)

Very efficient at stringing coated pipe on pipeline job site right-of-way. Great for stock piling coated pipe. Handles pipe on and off trailers, rail cars or pipe rack without disturbing adjacent pipe.
Adjustable Utility Arm

DECKHAND® Adjustable Utility Arm

Directional Drilling Arm

DECKHAND® Directional Drill Arm - DD Arm

DD Arms can lift pipe off pipe rack or trailer and set into position to load directional drilling rig. This frees up manpower to work on more productive tasks around job site and keeps personnel off trailers and slippery drill rigs.
Inter-changeable Material Handling Arm

DECKHAND® Interchangeable Material Handling Arm - (IMHA)

Uses interchangeable material handling tips designed to handle your custom application. Fast and efficient at handling your material. Can handle pipe or other materials even if covered with snow, ice or dirt.
Mat Arm

DECKHAND® Mat Arm (MA)

Quickly load, unload, and move road mats. Position mats with precision, no free swinging. The total controllability of the DECKHAND allows road mats to be used as a grading blade in addition to the built-in blade.
Utility Arm

DECKHAND® Utility Arm

Handles 7″ to 26″ material diameter. Works great for main line welding, lowering in and tie-in's during pipeline installation. Can handle material even when covered with snow, ice or dirt.

Specifications

DECKHAND® Head Unit

Excavator Weight Class: 20-36 METRIC TON
Supply Pressure: 3,000 PSI / 207 BAR
Max Flow: 22 GPM / 83 LPM
Min Flow: 16 GPM / 61 LPM
Model Number: DH4
Main Beam Size (inches): 6 X 6
Capacity: 30,000 LB / 13,608 KG
Weight: 2,892 LB / 1,312 KG
Shipping Stand P/N: 3592
Shipping Dimension (inches): 63L x 83W x 47H
Shipping Weight w/ Stand: 3,257 LB / 1,477 KG
Shipping Stand P/N: 1270
Shipping Dimension (inches): 93L x 76W x 80H
Shipping Weight w/ Stand: 3,714 LB / 1,685 KG

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Accessories

DECKHAND® Arms Shipping/Storage Crate

Part Number: 2578
Capacity: 1,400 LB / 635 KG
Crate Approved For: Up to 24 Inch Arms L
Weight: 760 LB / 345 KG
Shipping Dimension (inches): 52L X 42W X 52H

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DECKHAND® Arms Shipping/Storage Crate

Part Number: 2577
Capacity: 1700 LB / 771 KG
Shipping Crate Approved For: 4-12 IPA, 4-8 Flexible Tips(IMHA), and DD Arms
Weight: 500 LB / 227 KG
Shipping Dimension (inches): 40L X 32W X 44H

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DECKHAND® Enclosed Shipping/Storage Container

Part Number: 3590
Capacity: 6,500 LB / 2,949 KG
Shipping Crate Approved For: DECKHAND® (With: IMHA 6"&8" Flexible Pipe Tips; DD Arms; IPA 4"-12"; IPAM 14"&16")
Weight: 2,100 LB / 952 KG
Shipping Dimension (inches): 96L X 48W X 88H

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DECKHAND® Vertical Shipping/Storage Stand

Part Number: 1270
Capacity: 4,292 LB / 1,947 KG
Shipping Stand Approved For: DECKHAND®
Weight: 822 LB / 373 KG
Shipping Dimension (inches): 93L X 76W X 24H

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