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Wire Rope Clips: No Reason to Saddle a Dead Horse

Posted by: Matt Kral Comments: 2

Wire rope is an exceptionally versatile tool for heavy hoisting and pulling applications. With its high tensile strength, light weight and flexibility, wire rope is a desirable alternative to chain. It’s also an inexpensive item found on many job sites, so it’s only natural there would be a large market of accessories that allow for the fabrication of eye ends to be used for temporary latching or fencing on a job site. Of these accessories, the most commonly misused hardware is the wire rope clip.

 

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A Thing, a Thing, a Marvelous Sling

Posted by: Matt Kral Comments: 0

This Blog series will focus entirely on some of the uses, benefits and limitations of the various sling hitches and where you would find them in use in the field. In the first segment, it seemed only fitting to start off with one of the most common hitch types: the basket hitch.

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When You Need to Think Inside the Box

Posted by: Matt Kral Comments: 0

Everyone in the industry knows about spreader beams and the versatility they provide on the job due to the overwhelming number of articles that cover every aspect of their usage from bridge suspension to simply creating more pick points for an object than a single crane hook could provide. 

The CMOD, provided by Modulift, creates a square or rectangular lifting beam setup anywhere from 4x4 to 36x36 that creates a singular unit with four pick points. Utilizing specially made corner units keeps the unit compact and efficient without adding additional hardware to divert the slings around a second beam.

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Top 5 Reasons to Rent a Beta Hoist

Posted by: Matt Kral Comments: 1

When considering rental equipment, Beta Max High Speed Portable Hoists are an extremely versatile and invaluable tool on many different types of jobs, providing value both in terms of labor savings as well as increasing the safety of the workers and your equipment and materials on the job. 

TOP 5 REASONS:

1. REDUCE BOTTLENECKS AND DELAYS. Unnecessary delays on the job are frequently the result of cranes being tied up.

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The Versatility of Gantry Cranes Improve Maintenance and Repair Operations

Posted by: Nathan Muller Comments: 0

Gantry cranes are typically used in applications that require a mobile crane for multiple functions. Because of their versatility, gantry cranes are frequently used in many industries. In the maintenance and repair operations industries, this versatility is crucial because the lifting often occurs in multiple places throughout the facility or even at different locations.

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Four Pieces of Equipment You Didn’t Know Could Be Used for Bridge Work

Posted by: Matt Kral Comments: 0

Spring is upon us and the short break from road work is officially over. Along with the warmer weather comes the need for repair to roads and, more specifically, bridges that have taken a beating over the potentially harsh winter weather.

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Common Misuses of Come-a-longs

Posted by: Matt Kral Comments: 1

We’ve seen an increase in the number of come-a-longs, sometimes referred to as a lever hoist, that have been going out on rent lately, so this seemed like an appropriate time to detail some of the common misuses of this versatile piece of equipment as well as an easy solution to prolong their lifespan.

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Renting Saves Money

Posted by: Matt Kral Comments: 0

In this industry, the gear used to perform the lifts and moves on sites can have a tremendous impact on the result of any job. improperly maintained equipment or having the wrong gear for the job can stop a job in its tracks in a best-case scenario or even lead to costly or deadly accidents on the job. When it comes to the gear being used, there are some that believe owning their own equipment is the best way to go but, in many cases, this is not true.

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Top 5 Misuses of Gantries

Posted by: Patrick Clark Comments: 0

Gantry cranes are portable, lightweight, and affordable lifting solutions with sturdy A-frame design. Gantries have many great features such as height adjustment, span adjustment and the heavy-duty casters. As with any good thing there comes the possibility of misuse. Below are five of the most common misuses to avoid.

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Lifting Gear Can Help Save You Money On Your Next Jacking Project

Posted by: Matt Kral Comments: 0

Although this is a topic that many of our customers are familiar with, the proper use and care of hydraulic lock nut rams is something that still causes some confusion on the job sites where they’re used.

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Categories: LGH Products, Lock Nut Ram, Lock Nut Cylinder, Jacking, Cribbing, Hydraulic Rams Rental

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