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Clad Boy – World Leading Vacuum Panel Lifter

A Vacuum Panel Lifter Used In Over 35 Countries

The world’s most popular and widely used panel suction lifter, the Clad Boy has evolved into a family of vacuum lifting devices with unique capabilities and performance.

Currently in use in over 35 countries

The Clad Boy delivers unrivalled versatility, performance, and reliability. Capable of lifting roof panels to 27m long, and some models can lift wall panels weighing up to 800kg in weight. Known as the all-rounder for installing sandwich roof and wall panels, this panel suction lifter has become a well-known product with a fantastic worldwide reputation. Suitable for lifting various roof and wall panels, including Kingspan composite panels.


We Are The Sole UK Distributor Of VIAVAC Vacuum Lifters

VIAVAC is a world-renowned manufacturer of panel suction lifters, and 4 Cladding Services are the sole UK dealer of these innovative machines. They design and manufacture devices enabling all sandwich roof and wall panels to be installed efficiently and safely. Safety is at the forefront of VIAVAC’s and 4 Cladding Service’s minds; all the panel suction lifters we have for sale and rent meet UK, European, and Worldwide safety standards.

Clad Boy Features

  • Clad Boy is a truly versatile unit, able to lift all types of composite roof and wall panels – including Kingspan.
  • Capable of lifting standard roof panels up to 27m long and 2m wide roof panels up to 21m long. Also able to handle narrow panels.
  • Quick and easy to operate, offering time and labour savings and delivering installation efficiency.
  • Can be used in all weathers and proven across a wide range of temperatures and environmental conditions
  • Fully CE marked and compliant with all relevant UK, European, and Worldwide regulations and legislation.
  • Incorporates advanced safety features, including low vacuum and low battery warning systems, large vacuum reserve, and proven secondary safety systems.
  • Suitable for all types of wall panels, both vertically and horizontally laid, thicknesses up to 300mm, lengths up to 20m, and weights up to 800kg.
  • Battery operated with built-in charger.

The Clad Boy is available in three versions:

Powered by internal rechargeable batteries, the Clad Boy is available with a full range of accessories and extension kits.

There are many different suction pads and accessories available with Clad Boy, making it truly versatile for lifting various composite panels and structural decks. This includes Kingspan composite panels – a global leader in insulation and building envelope materials. You can also use clad Boy to lift Eurobond mineral wool panels as well as architectural wall panels.

You can also use the Clad Boy panel suction lifter to lift insulated gutters & security panels with the right accessories.

We deliver Clad Boys to your site in either a self-contained cradle or box. This means these vacuum panel lifters can be delivered and transported around your site quickly and safely.

Each machine is designed to have the footprint of a standard pallet. This reduces haulage costs when moving the unit around the country. And what makes the Clad Boy even better is that this vacuum lifter complies with all current UK, European, and Worldwide legislation and sets the standards for vacuum panel lifters. So if you’re working overseas, the Clad Boy can move around with you at ease, whilst you can rest assured you’re meeting safety regulations and cutting down on those hefty haulage costs.

We provide training and support with all hires or purchases of our products – free of charge! Our training programmes are specifically designed to inform and educate you about the specific vacuum panel lifter you are using and the particular application. Therefore, if you choose to purchase the Clad Boy, you know you will be welleducated to use the lifter correctly.

We want to make sure you get the most out of your equipment, and with safety always at the forefront of everything we do, we ensure you know how to use your vacuum panel lifter correctly. We also provide continued on-site support after purchase. If you should experience any issues, just give us a call, and we will try to diagnose the problem over the phone; should you require a replacement, we will then arrange this.

If you have any questions or queries about Clad Boy or any of our other vacuum lifters, please contact our friendly, experienced team. We are here to help you and find a suitable lifter for your needs; safety is always at the forefront of everything we do.

We will never promise a lift we can’t safely and efficiently provide. So, you can rest assured that all work carried out with our panel suction lifters meets health and safety regulations. This is the reason why we offer free training courses with our vacuum panel lifters – we want you to get the most out of our equipment whilst remaining safe at all times.

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        Clad Boy FAQs

        The Clad Boy vacuum lifter is suitable for lifting a range of panels. It is a great solution for lifting composite panels (including Kingspan panels), structural decks, and insulated guttering. To discuss the full capabilities of the Clad Boy and find the best vacuum lifter for your needs, get in touch with our vacuum lifter specialists.

        The Clad Boy Vacuum Lifter is not suitable for glass panels. For glass panel lifting we recommend the Glass Boy, Cool Boy, or a GRABO handheld vacuum lifter. Which vacuum lifter is right for you will depend on your particular requirements. We are happy to discuss your needs and match you with the right vacuum lifter for the job.

        Both the Cool Boy and Clad Boy vacuum lifters are excellent models with impressive specs. However, they serve different purposes. The Cool Boy is designed for flat (or minimal profile) wall panels. The Clad Boy is more versatile. It offers a range of configurations which accommodate roof and wall panels in a variety of profiles.

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