laydown – lift assist

tool was designed by wireline hands for wireline hands, taking the operator out from below suspended loads and into a safer, less strenuous working environment.

This highly efficient machine—fast becoming indispensable during wireline runs—increases productivity on-site and significantly decreases risk variables associated with operations. Not only is the strain on equipment alleviated but the operators are no longer positioned under a suspended load. Gunhandler is actively being used on pads across the U.S. where crews have reported “feeling crippled when trying to operate without it. 


We all know hazard hunts and the on-going safety awareness briefs can’t eliminate risk. Reduction in operator fatigue from the use of the Gunhandler™ is pivotal in creating a shop-caliber environment in the field. More focus is put back into service quality rather than purely heavy lifting. This higher service quality can lead to fewer gun-misfires, less stress on tools, unexpected modes of failure and longer tool life.

• No more manual dolly laydowns/manual lifts
• No more personnel under suspended loads
• Clearly defined “no-go” zone
• Safer, less strenuous gun building zone
• Backup, 2-position butt stock, ratcheting lock feature
• No longer damaging the cabling at the rope sockets
• Picking up the tool string from a vertical positions eliminates all almost flex stress on the tool
• Compact design keeps areas near the wellhead clear – more room to work
•The one-person rig-up/down 


The Gunhandler™ was designed with the operator in mind. The hydraulically actuated lift bunk ranges from horizontal to 80º of control that eliminates the need for manual dolly laydowns. Taking the operator out of the line of fire removes many of the risk variables associated with near-wellhead operations. The 6-pad landing gear not only provides a stable footing for anchored operation but also creates a clearly defined “no-go” zone during operation. During operation of the Gunhandler, the 2-position butt stock has a ratcheting lock feature for piece-of-mind that tools remain secured, and is spring-retained in the event that an operator forgets to ratchet it down before use.

• The waist high working surface gives the wireline ground crew a more comfortable and ergonomic working environment.
• Wing legs open at 45° and span a width of 18 ft providing near limitless adjust-ability, a no-go barrier and secure stabilization.
.• Compact footprint at only 6 ft wide, is the most efficient use of the allotted square footage for the wireline working area.
• Fully extended to the 80˚ maximum lift, the equipment will stand 23 ft vertical height.
• Gunhandler™ takes only one crew member to setup, operate and prepare for travel.
•Jack-legs are rated to 8,000 lb and have an 18 in. travel
• Only one crew member is needed for setup, operation and travel prep

Increases in the number of stages completed per day can put added strain on operators, and increase the risk for potential fatigue-related incidents. The increased frequency of rebuilding of guns is similar to the high volume of repair at the shop level. Gunhandler has an overall height of 42 inches and provides an ideal working height for the operator. Renegade is bridging the gap to assist our field operators and providing shop-caliber handling solutions alongside the wellhead.

Increased Efficiency

The compact design of the Gunhandler keeps areas near the wellhead clear and allows operators more room to work. Virtually no added room is needed to place the Gunhandler into the work zone, yet gives the functional capability of 23 feet of vertical support to the tool string. With an overall width of 6 feet, it has width advantages over many other industry solutions and allows workers to easily reach tools without strain during a rebuild from ground level.

One-person rig-up/down makes the Gunhandler one of the simplest pieces of equipment to get up and running or ready for transport. When operations call for its use, the variable speed control allows the operator to adjust to the rate of the crane operator for maximum precision.

Reduction in operator fatigue from the use of the Gunhandler is pivotal in creating a shop-caliber environment in the field. More focus is put back into service quality rather than purely heavy lifting. This higher service quality can lead to fewer gun-misfires, unexpected modes of failure, and longer tool life.

Gunhandler – A Modern Oilfield Tool

Minimizing risk while driving operational efficiencies is something every operator strives for. Renegade is dedicated to providing turnkey solutions that are changing oilfield services as we know it. Reach out to see how the Gunhandler can add value to your wireline operations.


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