A Look Back At 2018 With Our Eyes Focused On What’s To Come

A Look Back At 2018 With Our Eyes Focused On What’s To Come

The start of a new year is upon us, allowing us to take a moment and look back at everything we’ve accomplished over the last year as well as evaluating which areas we can improve both as individuals and as a company. Over the course of 2018, we’ve accomplished a great deal of the goals we set in place at the beginning of the year and would like to thank each of our customers for their continued support in helping build a better North America. One of the primary objectives LGH laid...
Blog Posts Wire Rope Clips

Wire Rope Clips: No Reason to Saddle a Dead Horse

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...
Blog Posts Marvelous Sling

A Thing, a Thing, a Marvelous Sling

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. While hitch types are the same throughout all mediums of sling composition, whether wire rope, chain, nylon or polyester, there are different applications for each type, but that’s another topic for another...
Blog Posts Inside The Box

When You Need to Think Inside the Box

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...
Blog Posts Top 5 Reasons Beta Max

Top 5 Reasons to Rent a Beta Hoist

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. Delays on the job not only cut into your profits on...
Blog Posts The Versatility Of Gantry Cranes

The Versatility of Gantry Cranes Improve Maintenance and Repair Operations

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. Gantry cranes are usually manufactured using three main components: an I-beam or wide-flange beam and two support legs in...
Blog Posts 4 Pieces You Didnt Know...

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

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. Now here is where we could go into a cookie-cutter post about what equipment is typically used on these projects, but a lot of that equipment and, for that matter, the topic itself, has been thoroughly regurgitated by every major rental company out there....
Blog Posts Common Misuses Of Come A Longs

Common Misuses of Come-a-longs

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. One of the most apparent benefits of using a come-a-long is the lever action of the block itself that allows for easier operation of the hoist over using a pull chain. One situation in...
Blog Posts Renting Saves Money

Renting Saves Money

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. Accurate Cost Oftentimes,...
Blog Post Misuses Gantries

Top 5 Misuses of Gantries

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. Never side load a gantry When using a gantry never apply a perpendicular force to the plane of the beam. It is sometime taken for granted that this may be a temporary...
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