Lgh In 2017

LGH in 2017

Each new year offers LGH an exciting opportunity to grow and become a bolder company with the same traditional values. Our marching orders for many years have been to continue to open 2-3 rental center locations each fiscal year. The Parkinson family has invested so much into the LGH business and has provided the necessary resources to make the LGH goals and plans become true possibilities. With those efforts and resources, we now have grown to 21 locations nationwide. In fact, 2016 was the...
Angle Of Lift Blog

Effects of Angle of Lift on Sling Rated Capacity

Using slings at an angle can become deadly if that angle is not taken into consideration when selecting the sling to be used. The tension on each leg of the sling is increased as the angle of sling, from horizontal, decreases. It is most desirable for a sling to have a larger angle of lift, approaching 90-degrees. Lifts with angles of less than 30-degrees from horizontal are not recommended. If you can measure the angle of the sling, or the length and height of the sling as rigged, you can...
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6 Things About Electric Hoists Your Boss Wants to Know

Choosing equipment such as electric chain hoists for your project isn’t necessarily as simple as just point and order. There are many considerations to contemplate before you can place an order and a lot of them are going to be things your boss wants to know. To prepare you for that, we put together a guide to help answer some of the questions your boss might have when it comes to choosing your next electric chain hoists. Your boss might ask… Do we know and understand what constant...
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4 Quick Tips About the Compression Load Cell

Manufactured by Straightpoint, the compression load cell is a highly accurate device that is used to measure weight or force in a number of different applications. They can be used to measure compression, tension, bending or shear forces. Additionally, they can be used for a broad range of industries including steel fabrication, ship building, structural weighing, shipping and general transportation, to aid in calculating the total mass and center of gravity. Note: Requires...
Turnbuckles Blog 1

How to Use a Turnbuckle

A greatly underused tool of wonderful convenience, turnbuckles have the ability to relieve you of a lot of stress during a challenging lift or rig. Primarily, turnbuckles are used when you need to increase or decrease tension in order to make minute adjustments to a load that are sometimes due to an off-set center of gravity. Turnbuckles can be used to make adjustments to help equalize the load and to correct that off-center of gravity. For example, if an individual needed to have 10-feet and...
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So Wait… What is D/d Ratio?

As you might’ve noticed, we refer to D/d Ratio quite a bit in some of our blogs and social media posts. However, there seems to be a bit of confusion regarding what D/d Ratio is and what purpose it serves. Hopefully, we can clear all of that up now. The D/d Ratio has a tremendous impact and effect on sling capacity when using Wire Rope Slings, and Chain Slings.  The D/d is the ratio of the diameter (D) around the object which the sling is bent, then divided by the overall...
Single Vs Double Acting Blog

Single-Acting vs. Double-Acting Cylinders

There’s been some confusion as to how to configure and use either system effectively without causing damage to the equipment, load, or to the user. Some of this confusion results from misunderstanding the difference between single-acting or double-acting cylinders and being unsure of when either should be used. Hopefully, we can clear the air in this department. A pump, a hose, and a cylinder round out the basic setup of a hydraulic system, often times referred to as a port-a power....
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Top 5 Misuses of the Minifor

The Minifor™ hoist is a lightweight portable power hoist which can be used for a number of lightweight operations and they typically come in two models: the TR30 and TR50. Both are used for lifting light loads, which are usually less than approximately 1000 pounds, but by adding sheave blocks to your rigging scheme can increase the Minifor™ carrying capacity exponentially. The advantages of using the Minifor™ is its portability, fast installation, pendant control, and ease-of-use...
Mod Beam Blog Post

Get to Know Modulift® Modular Spreader Beams

Available in a variety of capacities and shapes, Modulift® Modular Spreader Beams are versatile and provide the most ideal solutions when it comes to most lifting requirements. With Lifting Gear Hire’s capacities ranging from 24 – 1000 tons, the modular configuration and interchangeable components enable the beams to be reused over many lifts and because of this versatility, they’re truly one of the most dependable and trusty pieces of equipment to have on a jobsite. What You...
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