So you’re in the market for a new hoist. An industrial hoist is not an item you just snap up. It must be able to handle the load you will be applying to it. If you are buying a replacement hoist or just need replacement parts, then you should be able to acquire a model number or part number off of your current hoist.
Multiple factors go into a hoist purchase. We highly suggest you take measurements and collect as much detailed information and specifications prior to purchasing a used or new hoist.
Important details to know would be:
- Where the hoist will be installed – indoor, outdoor
- What is the gross maximum weight you will be lifting? The load capacity should be larger than your object weight.
- What is the available power source? 115V, 208V, 230V, 460V, Single Phase, 3 Phase, Pneumatic?
- How will it be mounted? Hook type? Push trolley or motorized trolley? Is your beam in good shape and is it able to support the weight of the hoist and the items to be lifted.
- What is the lift height?
- Do you want / need an electric chain hoist, hand operated chain hoist or wire rope hoist?
- Will a used, rebuilt or refurbished hoist be OK or should you by brand new?
As you can see, you just don’t pick a pretty hoist or buy the cheapest hoist. Gather all the information and details you can and make an informed purchase.
If you search and find a hoist that you believe is the proper choice for your application, we suggest you contact the seller or manufacturer with any and all questions you may have. They only stupid question is the one not asked. To find the contact information of the hoist you are interested in, click on the listing image or title. You will then be able to find the sellers contact information. If you are still not satisfied, write down the model number and contact the hoist manufacturer. They know their equipment best.
- We would like to remind you to always wear a hard hat, safety glasses and leather gloves when operating a hoist.
- Hoists and beams should be inspected by a certified inspector annually. More frequent use requires inspections more often. Check for signs of wear before each use.
If you are in doubt or inexperienced with hoists, it’s best to be safe and purchase the correct equipment for your application. We suggest you contact a hoist expert