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

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. Lock nut rams carry tremendous benefits for varying projects ranging from raising a bridge, lifting concrete foundations to allow for replacement of dampers and supports or for simply raising heavy equipment that requires extended periods of lift without the use of...
New API Guidelines For Production Hoisting And Drilling Equipment. What You Need To Know About Spec 8C

What You Need to Know About Spec 8C?

New API Guidelines for Production Hoisting and Drilling Equipment. The American Petroleum Institute (API) just published its Publications Programs and Services catalog, an all-inclusive resource for all API practices and standards, equipment specifications and technical documents. It also contains studies and reports regarding the efficiency, responsibilities and safety of the petroleum industry. API 8C Standards Specification 8C refers to production hoisting and drilling...
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How To Inspect Wire Rope Slings

Wire rope is a machine. It’s a rather complex machine, actually. Its primary function is to move, which in turn is where it obtains its source of strength. And because it is such a complex piece of machinery, no precise rules have been given to determine exactly when a wire rope sling has passed it’s service or expiration date. There are guidelines, though, one should follow to know whether the sling they possess is suitable for continued use or needs replacement. The reason we...
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Sliced Bread is the Coolest Thing Since the Tirfor®

While everyone is going around discussing how awesome sliced bread is (as if we didn’t already know that), another invention had already been registered at the patent office before sliced bread was even a thing. It’s a handy piece of equipment called the Tirfor®. Also referred to as the Griphoist® or a German come-a-long, the Tirfor® is a registered trademark of the Tractel® Group, which was founded in 1941. It’s a pulling and lifting device that operates in conjunction with wire...
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Confused By Eyebolt Standards? Let’s clear it up.

In 1960, when ANSI first published the B18.15 standard on forged eyebolts, they stated “that it would be impossible to develop an ANSI standard which would agree with even a small percentage of the standard products (eyebolts) being produced.” This forced them to attempt to come as close as possible to an average value for forged eyebolts. Currently there are two standards that cover forged eyebolts; ANSI/ASME B18.15 “Forged Eyebolts” and ANSI/ASME B30.26 – 2015 “Hardware”...
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Guidelines For Tag lines

With large complex lifts – using a planned tag line procedure makes the lift go very smoothly without anybody getting nervous or upset. One person should be able to control the complete tag line operation by just using hand signals to direct the other tag line tenders and in doing so will be able to maintain about the same tension on each tag line. Tag lines can help keep a load under control – but remember, your weight is no match against a load that has started to swing and...
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The 12 Sling Commandments

Here at Lifting Gear Hire, we strive to put safety first and we encourage everyone to do the same. To do that, we endeavor to provide the most up-to-date knowledge and safety info to ensure a safe, successful lift every time.  Whenever any sling is used, its highly advisable to observe and follow a few basic safety practices. Henceforth, these are the 12 Sling Commandments that everyone should follow (if you want a safe lift, of course). Slings that are damaged or defective...
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