By Jim on 25th May

As with any other kind of lifting equipment, the hoist simply has to be right. You need to know that it is going to be able to bear your load, lift it efficiently and safely, and perform the operation in a more streamlined way. This isn’t going to happen if you don’t use the right hoist.

If you do not need anything that is mechanised, then a manual hoist will be fine for your purposes. However, if you do need a more robust hoist with a higher capacity, then you will need a wire rope hoist or an electric chain hoist. Generally, an electric chain hoist will have a high capacity, but an electric wire rope hoist will have the highest capacity. It will often be able to lift loads up to 50 Tonnes, and you can choose different speed settings and control systems, like remote control or radio system connectivity.