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Overhaul Balls provide ballast on crane hoist rope.
Material Handling & Storage

Overhaul Balls provide ballast on crane hoist rope.

Made of heavy steel, Overhaul Balls are used on hook end of crane hoist rope to supply downhaul weight that is needed to counter bearing friction and winch-to-boom line weight. Spilt Overhaul Balls are made up of 2 cast iron halves, which clamp to line by means of bolts. Models are available in diameters of 7.12, 9.19, 9.50, and 11.25 in. or in weights of 50, 100, 89, and 154 lb, respectively.

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Material Handling & Storage

LGH Adds New Material Basket to Equipment Rental Fleet

Bridgeview, IL –Â- Lifting Gear Hire (LGH) has added a brand new product to its already broad catalog – the 4x4x2 Gated Material Basket. Our 4x4x2 Gated Material Basket have a capacity of 3,000 lb. with an approximate weight of 1,000 lbs. The basket has a removable drop gate, which approximately weighs 80 lb., fork pockets, lugs that are designed for ¾ shackles, and 6 ft....

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Electrical Equipment & Systems

LGH Announces New Sweepstakes with TRACTEL®

Bridgeview, IL – Lifting Gear Hire (LGH) has announced a brand new sweepstakes with leading manufacturer of safety equipment, TRACTEL®, called “Get on Track with TRACTEL®.” The sweepstakes will begin on September 22, 2015 and will conclude on November 22, 2015. TRACTEL® is giving away a brand new TRACTEL® Tempo III, valued at $436. The Tempo III is a temporary...

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LGH Offers New Rental Product: Hydra-Slide(TM)
Material Handling & Storage

LGH Offers New Rental Product: Hydra-Slide(TM)

Bridgeview, IL – Lifting Gear Hire (LGH) announces a new addition to their rental fleet. The HT500 is a jack and slide system, manufactured by the top manufacturer of this type of equipment, Hydra-Slide™. LGH will be offering the 500-ton capacity hydraulically powered Hydra-Slide™ Heavy Track Skidding System (HT500) as it has been shown to be one of the most cost-effective and accurate...

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Rental Service offers CMod50 spreader frames.
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Rental Service offers CMod50 spreader frames.

CMOD 50 corner units, which areÂ- designed to make up spreader frame with mod 50 spreader beams, are available for rental. Spreader Frames are suited for lifts with more than 2 lifting points as well as lifts with low headroom. CMOD modular spreader frame expands capabilities of modular spreader beam. Struts from traditional modular beam, combined with 4 corner units,...

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Now Available: Air Skate Systems
Non-Industrial Products

Now Available: Air Skate Systems

Bridgeview, IL – Lifting Gear Hire Corporation (LGH) has air skate systems available for immediate rental. Air skates move heavy loads on a thin cushion of air and are available in sets of either four or six. Since air skates lower the coefficient of friction near 1%, one person can typically move 5,000 lbs. on a smooth and flat floor. The air skate system utilizes a manifold that individually...

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LGH Moves a Railroad
Architectural & Civil Engineering Products

LGH Moves a Railroad

Bridgeview, IL - Lifting Gear Hire Corporation (LGH) assisted in a job that required moving a 25' x 50', 28,000 lb. model railroad from Farmington, PA to Connellsville, PA. LGH supplied a Modular 50 Spreader Beam, at a discounted rate, to help lift and move the model railroad shipping container. The shipping container was moved as one piece by a home moving company to Connellsville. Once the...

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Rent a Cantilever Man Basket
Material Handling & Storage

Rent a Cantilever Man Basket

Bridgeview, IL - The Cantilever Man Basket is now available for rent at Lifting Gear Hire Corporation (LGH). The Cantilever Man Basket offers a wide range of maneuverability. They are ideal for locations that have obstructed access from a vertical angle including, bridges, dams, piers and other structures over water. The man baskets also offer more access over walkways, gangways and refineries....

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Lifting Gear Hire Debuts 700 Ton Modular Spreader Beam
Architectural & Civil Engineering Products

Lifting Gear Hire Debuts 700 Ton Modular Spreader Beam

Bridgeview, IL - Lifting Gear Hire Corporation, the nation's largest single organization devoted exclusively to the rental, sale and service of lifting, winching and material handling equipment, is proud to announce the addition of the 700 ton modular system into its rental inventory. This system gives LGH customers the ability to lift as much as 700 tons up to 75 feet and to reach out to 443...

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Lifting Gear Hire expands Modular Lifting System Stock
Agricultural & Farming Products

Lifting Gear Hire expands Modular Lifting System Stock

August 1st, 2008 - Bridgeview, IL - Lifting Gear Hire Corporation announces the expansion of the Modulift lifting beam system, a portable, lightweight system designed for easy one-man assembly with the ability to lift a capacity of up to 700 tons. The modular lifting beam system consists of a range of spreader beams that offer a modular span capability. Spans are accommodated by adding struts in...

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Company News

Lifting Gear Hire Upgrades Load Cell Fleet with Straightpoint

U.S. lifting equipment rental specialist Lifting Gear Hire (LGH) has initiated a major overhaul of its load cell fleet and placed a landmark order for manufacturer Straightpoint’s (SP) Radiolink plus units up to 220,000 lbs. in capacity. The order, the value of which is not disclosed, will be delivered in a piecemeal fashion over a two-to-three-year period and will result in 23 LGH rental...

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Company News

Gear Up Toronto! Get hands-on with Some of the Toughest Equipment in the Lifting and Rigging Industry

Lifting Gear Hire is hosting a customer appreciation event in collaboration with equipment manufacturers, industrial partners and LGH equipment rental staff on October 27, 2017 from 2-8 p.m. This event will be held at the LGH Toronto Rental Center in Oakville, ON featuring equipment demonstrations, inspection tips, facility tours, and LGH will provide food and beverages for all attendees. Some of...

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Company News

LGH to Expand Hydra-Slide Fleet to Serve U.S. Rental Market

Bridgeview, Illinois-based lifting equipment rental specialist Lifting Gear Hire (LGH) is preparing to expand its fleet of Hydra-Slide equipment after a period of sustained utilization of its three 500 ton capacity HT500 heavy track skid systems and power units. The HT500 is one of the most cost-effective and accurate methods for moving, loading or unloading all types of heavy loads, including...

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Lifting Gear Hire to Host 3rd Annual 'Cosmic Bowling' Fundraiser in November

Bridgeview, IL – Organized and hosted by Lifting Gear Hire, the 3rd annual fundraiser, Cosmic Bowling, is set to occur on Sunday, November 13, 2016, and promises to provide an interstellar evening of bowling, raffles, games, food, drinks, and more. The event was created on behalf of the Transplant Village, the charitable arm of Northwestern Memorial Hospital, with the goal to raise money and...

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LGH/ITI Partner Once Again to Offer Rigger Training Courses in Chicago

Bridgeview, IL –Â- Lifting Gear Hire (LGH) and Industrial Training Institute (ITI) are teaming up once again to offer prospective students and seasoned professionals alike two intensive rigging courses in Chicago. “As two leaders in the industry, it was a perfect match,” Patrick Clark of LGH said. “It was like peanut butter and jelly. At the end of the day, we are both leaders in...

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Overhaul Balls provide ballast on crane hoist rope.
Material Handling & Storage

Overhaul Balls provide ballast on crane hoist rope.

Made of heavy steel, Overhaul Balls are used on hook end of crane hoist rope to supply downhaul weight that is needed to counter bearing friction and winch-to-boom line weight. Spilt Overhaul Balls are made up of 2 cast iron halves, which clamp to line by means of bolts. Models are available in diameters of 7.12, 9.19, 9.50, and 11.25 in. or in weights of 50, 100, 89, and 154 lb, respectively.

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Company News

LGH Founder Releases Autobiography

Bridgeview, ILÂ- – The founder of Lifting Gear Hire (LGH), Bill Parkinson, has released an autobiography entitled, “Lifting The World: The Autobiography of an Entrepreneur” which details the history that eventually led to the success that is Lifting Gear Hire. The book was published by Ladyhill House and covers Parkinson’s slow but gradual creation of the biggest name in liftng...

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Company News

LGH/ITI Team Up to Offer World Class Training in Chicago

Bridgeview, ILÂ- – Lifting Gear Hire (LGH) and Industrial Training International (ITI) are partnering to offer prospective students of rigging the chance to train with two of the biggest names in the industry. ITI will be offering both network training courses - Rigging Gear Inspector Levels I II and Lift Director Critical Lift Planning – to students, faculty, and seasoned...

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LGH's Patrick Clark Wins Corporate Top Trainer 2015

Bridgeview, ILÂ- – Lifting Gear Hire’s very own Patrick Clark has been nominated and selected as Crane Rigging Hotline’s Top Corporate Trainer of 2015. Endorsed by the Association of Crane Rigging Professionals, the Top Trainer Awards program is designed to recognize crane and rigging trainers working in the construction industry. The trainers selected for this award are individuals...

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Material Handling & Storage

LGH Adds New Material Basket to Equipment Rental Fleet

Bridgeview, IL –Â- Lifting Gear Hire (LGH) has added a brand new product to its already broad catalog – the 4x4x2 Gated Material Basket. Our 4x4x2 Gated Material Basket have a capacity of 3,000 lb. with an approximate weight of 1,000 lbs. The basket has a removable drop gate, which approximately weighs 80 lb., fork pockets, lugs that are designed for ¾ shackles, and 6 ft....

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