Hoists are very powerful and heavy pieces of equipment. One of the biggest complaints when it comes to hoists is the difficulty to maneuver them. Luckily, there are other types of equipment that can help you move your hoist around.
Many different types of projects and industries require a hoist that can serve various functions, but the hoist can often be limited to the space it’s placed in within a building or construction space. One of the easiest ways to move a hoist to a new location is through the use of a hoist trolley.
There are different types of hoist trolleys but most of them work on a track system. Generally, trolleys work on a track that’s suspended for either the ceiling or poles. Hoist trolleys are particularly helpful moving incredibly heavy items, especially when an industrial hoist is being moved. This takes a huge burden off of the workers which is a major plus.
There are hoist trolleys for both manual and electric hoists. There are trolleys that can work with hoists of all sizes and weights. Hoist trolleys can vary in their appearance, but normally they include a steel shell accompanied by contain rollers which slide over the last part of an I-beam. Trolleys also have the part that connects to the hoist. This part is a clasp on the end of the steel shell.
Other important accessories to make using your hoist easier include tele-radios and clamps.