Oktopus KT-B Cladding Lifter

KT-B Cladding Lifter


The KT-B is a hook mountable vacuum lifter which can be used on a crane or on a forklift jib attachment.

It has a 400 KG lifting capacity and can be used for fitting vertical or horizontal wall panels. In its standard form it can lift roof panels up to 8 metres long and with the extensions can lift up to 12 metres. It is fully dual circuit for added safety and features quick change batteries, which helps maximise site usage time ( and means less risk of having a crane standing with a flat vacuum lifter).

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Technical Information


Vertical wall panels (16m max length), Horizontal wall panels (10m max length), Roof panels (standard frame - 6-8m max length), Roof panels (with extensions - 12m max length)

Panel width

From 600mm to 2000mm wide

Panel thickness

From 60 to 250mm

Panel core

Pu, Pir or Rockwool core type panels can be lifted

Panel profiles

Flat, Euro rib, micro rib, trapezoidal and most profiles available

Pad types

Round and oval to fit most panel types

Pad seal

Sealing rings available for most profiles—The right seal helps get quicker suction

Operating time

8-10 hours between re-charge depending on panel type and pad seal condition


2 x 12 V 12 amp re-chargeable batteries on-board


Twin 24v DC Diaphragm pumps


400 KG SWL Maximum


110—230 KG depending on lifting arms and extensions


250mm round or 100mm ovals ( 8 or 12 pads fitted to frame dependant on load)


Electronic control panel on frame

Charging unit

110 volt charging unit

Safety devices

Audible and visual low vacuum warning devices


Quick change battery pack, roof panel extensions, 2m wide panel adapters
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