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Made in the UK | Est. 1939
Made in the UK | Est. 1939

WOW! We didn't expect that!...

19/11/2019

Matilda Ball Unit

We’re always imagining and working on new ways in which our Ball Transfer Units can help businesses to move their product more efficiently and in all directions  - both big and small, but it was with great interest and more than a little bit of intrigue that we learned about Matilda the Tortoise and her unique need for a Ball Transfer Unit...

Matilda is a 55 year old tortoise who, earlier this year lost the use of her front leg - ending in amputation. The operation was a success but ultimately meant that Matilda then had serious and life-threatening mobility issues. The vet sought a solution to these issues by attaching a wheel to her shell but the wheel would only go forwards and backwards meaning that when Matilda tried to turn sideways the wheel did not turn and got stuck in whatever was underneath her.

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Beverley, Matilda’s owner, knew that Matilda needed a reliable solution that would allow her to move freely and go wherever she wanted when she wanted... ALWAYSE were contacted by Beverley after she had researched and identified ALWAYSE Ball Transfer Units as a perfect solution for Matilda’s mobility needs - due to their multi-directional and hard-wearing reliability, 

After learning of the unique requirements of Matilda and what was required of the Ball Unit, we suggested a ‘1041’ stainless steel base fixing unit, which offered a large surface area for the adhesive to securely fix the unit to Matilda’s shell. 

ALWAYSE also supplied the unit with no oil to minimise the ingress of dirt and dust - and being stainless steel also allows it to be washed down to improve the life cycle of the unit - very useful in Matilda’s unique and very unusual circumstances!

The whole team at ALWAYSE wish Matilda a long and free-wheeling life - take it easy little lady!

 

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