Understanding the Maxial Track Hoist

Considering a Maxial Track Hoist? Here are some pointers.

A successful project means you planned carefully, estimated accordingly, and chose the right equipment for the job. When using the Maxial Track Hoist from BETA MAX for certain applications, there are a few things to consider first.

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  • The height is 125-175 feet. For greater heights, longer cable kits are available. It is most effective on scaffolds 50 feet in height or higher.

  • No counterbalance is needed, and the only tie-offs required by OSHA are a 4 to 1 ratio.

  • There are both mechanical and electrical overload features that prevent workers from attempting to lift more than the 450 lb. maximum.

  • There are three standard size baskets, a system scaffold carrier, a frame scaffold carrier, and a universal platform. Many companies utilize the system scaffold carrier to primarily avoid the temptation to overload. When you’re lifting, insulating, and jacking, the universal platform or insulation basket is used.

  • Once the scaffold has been installed, the system basket hoist can be further utilized by changing the basket out and using a different basket to lift installation rolls or other materials. Custom baskets, such as the installation basket, are available by request.

  • The basket weighs less than 100 pounds and can easily be handled by two people. Every part of this system can be handled and erected with just two people.

  • The hoist is electrically powered, with 120V AC 30 AMP models and 220 volt single phase models available. Adequate electric power must be supplied.


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