Material hoists are an essential piece of construction site equipment, as they allow workers to easily transport materials and equipment to various building levels. They are a safer and more efficient alternative to manually carrying heavy loads up and down stairs or scaffolding.
At Scaffolding Solutions, we’ll provide you with a safe and durable material hoist system to meet the exact needs of your job site.
About Material Hoists
Material hoists are only allowed to transport material—not people. They move at 72 feet per minute, are governed by ANSI A10.5, and require minimal training to operate.
A material hoist is ideal for moving a wide range of materials, including:
- Debris or trash
- Construction supplies
- Anything other than a human being
Advantages of Material Hoists
Using a material hoist offers many distinct advantages over using a forklift or manual labor to move materials up and down floors:
- They’re much faster than any other form of material transportation.
- Ideal for buildings ten stories high and below.
- General contractors won’t have to cover the cost of a full-time operator as they would with a transport platform configured to move human beings.
Alimak, Fraco, and GEDA
Scaffolding Solutions carries several makes and models of material hoists to best suit the needs of your job site. Brands we work with include:
Alimak—We primarily use Alimak TPM 1300 material hoists due to their flexibility, reliability, and construction site productivity. Features include:
- Platform length: 5’-3”
- Platform width: 10’-6”
- Max payload: 2,866 lbs
- Max. lifting height tied: 656’
Fraco—The Fraco SEP Series offers the highest load capacities among single-mast transport platforms.
- Standard car length: 12’-6”
- Max payload: 5,000 lb capacity
- Maximum height: 1,310’
GEDA—The GEDA 660 material hoist offers a smaller, more compact solution to quickly and easily move smaller bits of materials between floors. It can also double as a permanent installation in certain environments.
- Dimensions: 4.5’ x 2.5’
- Capacity: 660 lbs
- Speed: 65 feet per minute
Why Work With Scaffolding Solutions?
There are several key benefits to working with Scaffolding Solutions for your material hoist needs:
Immaculate Safety Record—Safety is our #1 priority, and we were recently awarded the Diamond Level Safety rating from ABC Step. Each project we undertake gets a dedicated project and safety manager to ensure everyone goes home safely at the end of the day.
Dependable—Time is money in the construction industry, which is why we take punctuality very seriously. You can count on us when we say we’ll be at your job site at a specific date and time. We also offer 24/7 emergency support and response.
Decades of Experience—We’ve completed many unique projects over the past few decades that required outside-the-box solutions. We only employ long-time workers and engineers with experience in many different industries.
Brand-Name Hoists—Bee Access, Alimak, and GEDA are some of the highly trusted, safe, and proven brand names that we carry.
Safe and Efficient Material Hoists
Let the experts at Scaffolding Solutions supply, set up, and take down a material hoist for your next project or job site. Our dedication to safety, integrity, and professionalism enables us to solve your toughest material-moving challenges.
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