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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...
A Thing, a Thing, a Marvelous Sling – Part 2

A Thing, a Thing, a Marvelous Sling – Part 2

In the previous installment of our sling series, we covered the basket hitch. We shared how the rated capacity is double what is listed on the sling tag when utilized in a true basket setting. Progressing into the choker hitch, however, rated capacity is adversely affected rather than seeing an increase in lifting strength. A properly formed choker hitch, utilizing appropriate rigging hardware or thimble eye slings when using wire rope, will see working load reduced by 25 percent in most...
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...
Halt in the Name of AMSE! Inspect Your Gadgets

Halt in the Name of AMSE! Inspect Your Gadgets

One of the most common pitfalls the plagues this industry is the failure to properly test and inspect the gear that’s used for various projects. In today’s world, oftentimes speed is given a higher priority than safety or being thorough. Creeping deadlines, setbacks or overbooking can sometimes force a heightened sense of urgency on your crew but observing proper safety and inspection protocol can literally be the difference between a successfully completed project and catastrophic failure...
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...
Are You Experienced? Have you ever been experienced? Well, we have.

Are You Experienced? Have you ever been experienced? Well, we have.

In an industry where one wrong move can spell certain disaster, the experience and knowledge of safe rigging practices can never be understated. That’s why at Lifting Gear Hire, we take as much pride in the rigorous training each member of our team takes on as we do with the average tenure of our sales staff. The equipment rental industry sees an average of only 1-1.5 years of industry relevant experience, which is why the average tenure at LGH is such an impressive figure. Coming in at 6.93...
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 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...
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