Do you need a manual, electric or air-powered hoist? FAQ's

Andrew T. Litecky1/ 1/21

Welcome to The Hoist Guy's Blog, where our resident Hoist Guy Andrew T. Litecky shares his knowledge and experience of many years in the overhead material handling industry. What type of hoist is best for your uses from manual, electric or air-powered? When is a wire rope hoist best for the job? Here are some...

Top Hoist Purchasing Mistakes to Avoid

Andrew T. Litecky10/ 1/19

When it comes to buying a hoist, cutting corner to save a few bucks can come back to haunt you. Avoid these "penny wise, pound foolish" mistakes to get the best equipment for your money.

Hazardous Location Specs Can Never Be Optional

Andrew T. Litecky4/ 1/19

Do you need a hoist for a hazardous location? The NEC lists exact conditions, and the specs are never optional.

Top 5 Tips for Buying an Air Chain Hoist

Andrew T. Litecky4/ 1/18

Hoists for air-powered applications are in a distinct category from electric or manually powered hoists, and for the investment, buyers should take care to find the right model. When the appropriate equipment is selected, air-powered hoists can be relied on to stand up to heavy usage.

Hazardous Location Bridge Crane for a Texas Gas Generating Facility

Andrew T. Litecky10/ 1/17

Application: Hazardous Location Bridge Crane for a Natural Gas Generating Facility in Texas. Shupper-Brickle uses creativity and ingenuity to meets specs for a hazardous location and outdoor use.