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Fortis Sets It's Sights on Fabricating Skid Steer Attachments for Sister Company

In an effort to diversify it's fabricating services, Fortis has begun fabricating high quality Skid Steer Attachments exclusively for their sister company Certified Mining & Construction Sales & Rentals. Certified has a vast client base to go along with a diversified list of products for the Construction, Mining, and Agriculture industries. Certified regularly sells Skid Steers, Skid Steer Attachments and similar types of equipment. In the past, Certified's Skid Steer Attachments were purchased by a third party manufacturer. Certified began selling a significant amount of attachments to companies all over Saskatchewan. At that point, Certified contacted Fortis and asked if this was something they would consider fabricating for them. Of course, Fortis took up the challenge!

Fortis now fabricates a number of attachments including:

  • Smooth Dirt Buckets
  • Tooth Dirt Bucks
  • Tree Scoops
  • Stump Buckets
  • Forklift Jib Booms
  • Skid Steer Jib Booms
  • Hydraulic Skid Steer Jib Booms
  • Trailer Hitch Attachment
  • Blank Quick Attach Plates
  • Snow Buckets
All buckets are fabricated with AR400 Cutting Edges. Lifting Jibs are Engineered and Load Rated. 

Fortis is ISO 9001 Certified and a CWB Certified Fabrication Shop. You can be confident that all products fabricated by Fortis are of the highest quality. 

Fork Lift Lifting Boom

Contact Certified directly to purchase Skid Steer Attachments:
Phone: 306-384-8593
Toll Free: 1-844-384-8593

Fortis is well known for their engineering and fabrication capabilities in the mining and construction industries. They have fabricated hundred's of different types of products ranging from Wire Rope Reel Winders to Galloways. Visit Fortis' Fabrication page for examples of completed projects: 

Contact Fortis for a quote on your next fabrication project
Phone: 306-242-4427
Toll Free: 1-844-542-2247

Fortis Fabricates Torpedo Counterweights for International Customer

Fortis was contracted by Kibali Gold in the Democratic Republic of Congo to perform consulting and procedure work. The consultation resulted in a order to Northern Strands, Fortis' sister company, for a torpedo Counterweight. Fortis manufactured the torpedo for Northern Strands to sell to Kibali Gold. The purpose of the torpedo is to increase safety and the efficiency of the client's operations. 

The Torpedo Counterweight is used as a rope end attachment, adding weight to end of a hoist or reeving rope. This helps to keep rolling back over a sheave in the headframe (or otherwise) if the rope weight from the hoist to the sheave exceeds the rope weight from the sheave down to the highest point you will need to hoist the rope end. 

The Torpedo Counterweight is an engineered in-line counterweight that adds a lot of functionality and mitigates risks involved while doing rope work. The unit was pull tested (proof loaded) at 50,000 pounds, which is 2.5 times the working load limit. This test was completed in Fortis' horizontal test bed. The unit was then visually and non-destructively (mag-particle) tested following the proof loading. 
Shipped in an International shipping container, the Torpedo Counterweight along with additional rigging products then left the Saskatoon Warehouse and travelled to Kibali Gold in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. 
If your business needs consulting, procedure development, and manufacturing work completed, please contact us! 

Fortis Mining Engineering Manufacturing
802, 57th Street East
Saskatoon, SK S7K 5Z

Custom Mine Shaft Skip Dolly Fabricated by Fortis

Fortis was recently contracted to manufactured a Mine Shaft Skip Dolly for Nutrien Allan. The skip is rested on the dolly and then is picked up at the other end using a loader to help with easy maneuvering when loading. 

This Skip Dolly is site specific, but Fortis is able to manufacture and modify them for additional sites and uses.