In the mid-2000’s, it became apparent that it was time for a new personnel transfer device to supplant the industry standard, the X-871 personnel basket. For the next two years, prototypes were built and designed. Hundreds of personnel were asked to participate in focus groups to determine what the new device would look like and what safety features it should have.
After the fourth prototype was built, it was tested on a large semi-submersible. As with all of the prototype testing we conducted, we included surveys. We provided one survey for the riders and one for the riggers and crane operators. The results of our research found that the X-904 exceeded our expectations.
From that point forward, we have had such great success with this fine product that it really sells itself. Once the X-904 was in the field the word got out and it took off. The numbers we have sold has far exceeded any projections we made prior to the start of this program. The X-904 is now specified with most operators and contractors world-wide.
We continue to strive to make the best quality safety products available and to continue to innovate. With the help of our customers, we will continue to listen more than we talk. More importantly, we will carry on Mr. Pugh’s vision and do our part to create the safest work environment possible.