Can you remove hoist-mounted controls and remotely mount the same controls?

Andrew T. Litecky12/21/21

Can you remove hoist-mounted controls and remotely mount the same controls? Yes, but keep these key points in mind. Read this Hoist Guy's Blog post to learn more!

Top 5 Reasons to Call Us for a Hoist (instead of a catalog warehouse)

Andrew T. Litecky9/ 1/21

Welcome to The Hoist Guy's Blog, where our resident Hoist Guy Andrew T. Litecky shares another of his #HoistGuyLists! When you need an industrial hoist, why not just call the nearest catalog warehouse chain? Read on for why you should call Shupper-Brickle Equipment for a real industrial hoist!

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...

Repair Your Yale KAL Motor with our New KAL Replacement Motor and Adapter Kit

Andrew T. Litecky6/ 1/20

Does your Yale Hoists model KAL need a new motor? To meet customer requests to repair obsolete Yale KAL air hoists, Shupper-Brickle developed the KAL Motor & Adapter kit.

Quick Shipping Hoists, Cranes & Engineered Lifting Systems

Andrew T. Litecky4/ 1/20

When you need quick delivery of a hoist, many manufacturers have new equipment in stock. But what if you need something more than a stock hoist? Read this case study of a customer who required both quick shipping and quick thinking.

Protect Your Outdoor Hoist with a Hoist Shelter

Andrew T. Litecky12/ 1/19

If you store your hoist outside, you are battling mother nature! A Hoist Shelter is a practical option for outdoor storage. Read more about how to save money and keep your outdoor hoist protected. 

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.

Food Grade Hoists versus Clean Room Hoists

Andrew T. Litecky2/ 1/19

Do you need a food grade hoist or a clean room hoist? Enjoy this encore blog post from The Hoist Guy, originally written in December 2015.

Hoist Breakdown Prevention and Planning

Andrew T. Litecky1/ 1/19

Would you be prepared for a hoist breakdown in your production space? Read our post on strategies for prevention and planning for a hoist breakdown.

True Vertical Lift for Precise Lifting

Andrew T. Litecky12/ 1/18

In the world of overhead material handling, there is lifting and there is precise lifting. Read our blog post to learn about True Vertical Lift and the advantages of wire rope reeving.

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.

Why Not Just Anyone Should Fix Your Hoist

Andrew T. Litecky6/ 1/17

Shupper-Brickle uses investigative mechanics to fix a Coffing EC3 electric chain hoist and uncovers the case for using certified hoist technicians.

What's Killing My Wire Rope? An investigation into wire rope failure.

Andrew T. Litecky4/ 1/17

What’s Killing My Wire Rope? Shupper-Brickle investigates the cause of wire rope failure on a twin hook monorail hoist. We'll take a look at what causes wire rope damage and how to avoid it.

American Made Hoists Versus Imported Hoists

Andrew T. Litecky12/30/16

Understanding the differences between American-made hoists and foreign brands is key. Also, learn the Hoist Guy's favorite American-made wire rope hoists.