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Manual Handling Solutions Australia

Innovative solutions for all your manual handling needs

Guardrail installation is now easier than ever before, saving countless backs.

Optimas Vacu-GR revolutionises rail handling by effortlessly lifting and transporting railings, regardless of their type – whether W-beam or Thrie-beam – with remarkable ease and precision. Its cutting-edge vacuum lifting arm adapts to various guardrail configurations, seamlessly maneuvering them to the designated installation point and securely holding them in place until they’re firmly secured. This innovative system not only enhances efficiency but also minimizes physical strain on workers, providing a safer and more ergonomic solution for rail installation tasks.


A crew will be able to function well with one worker less and the machine earning its cost back within 2 years, while the work becomes easier on the backs of the workers, creating more longevity for the business.


Installing safety barriers with the Optimas Vacu-GR

Optimas Vacu-GR is perfectly suited to the heavy-lift work required in the industry and can lift up to 140kg (with optional upgrade up to 200kg), thanks to the Integrated Vacuum Hose lifting technology. This innovative technology has been tried, tested and perfected for more than a decade across the Globe and has now been repurposed to solve a looming Manual Handling Issues in the Australian Road Safety Barrier industry.


The suction pads are now tailored for the Australian market and compatible with:

Technical Data
EngineDiesel engine: noise-insulated Hatz Silent Pack, 1-cylinder, 13 hp, 9.6 kW with electric starter and hour meter
Boom arm load capacity140 kg (optional 200 kg)
Pallet fork load capacity1.600 kg
Transport dimensionsL 2.260 x B 1.850 x H 2.100 mm
Dead weight1.300 kg
Swivel range of the jib arm360° with a working radius of 3.0 m
Travel speed1,5 -2,2 km/h
OriginDesigned and built in Germany
Option- VPM comfort package (consisting of user-friendly remote control and automatic mast alignment)
- Trolley
- Custom made Trailer (Australian)


Our Climate Duty

MHS Australia is committed to having a positive influence on Australia’s journey to achieving Climate Neutral. With this in mind we are proud to share that the Optimas factory runs Climate Neutral. The Optimas Vacu is suitable to run on HSV Fuel (Bio Fuel) which reduces emissions by up to 90%. Optimas is currently testing a fully electric version of the Optimas Vacu and when available, it will assist your business in achieving Climate Neutral and you will have a preferred status with your large clients which often are head contractors that are going to have to achieve Climate Neutral status, mandated by the governments, on their projects, which is already occurring in most European countries.

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03 7047 6445

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65 Freight Drive, Somerton VIC 3062