Forged Rigging Hooks are rated for capacities up to 60 tons.

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Supporting load ratings from 31 ½–60 tons, high-capacity rigging hooks are constructed with quenched and tempered material that maximizes strength while minimizing weight and size. Forged latch tab is pre-drilled for facilitated installation, and hooks' 5:1 design factor, same design factor as wire rope, eliminates need to downgrade. To help ensure safe and proper use, visibility of load rating marking facilitates identification. Areas of use include heavy-duty lifting applications.

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CM Introduces New High-Capacity Forged Rigging Hooks with Capacities Up to 60 Tons

High-quality, competitively priced hooks are well suited for heavy-duty lifting applications

AMHERST, N.Y. – Expanding its line of high-quality, forged rigging hooks, Columbus McKinnon Corporation (NASDAQ:CMCO), a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of material handling products, now offers high-capacity rigging hooks with capacities ranging from 31-1/2 to 60 tons.

These competitively priced hooks are well suited for heavy-duty lifting applications, with features such as:

• 5:1 design factor – the same design factor as wire rope, so there is no need to downgrade

• Ultra-strong, forged latch tab, pre-drilled for easy latch installation

• Quenched and tempered material to deliver maximum strength with minimal unit weight and size

• Highly visible load rating marking for easy identification to help ensure safe and proper use

In addition to high-capacity hooks, Columbus McKinnon also offers rigging hooks in capacities ranging from 3/4 to 15 tons. All CM rigging hooks are machined and heat treated in the U.S.A. For more information, call Columbus McKinnon Channel Services at 800-888-0985 or

About Columbus McKinnon

Columbus McKinnon is a leading worldwide designer, manufacturer and marketer of material handling products, systems and services, which efficiently and ergonomically move, lift, position and secure materials. Key products include hoists, cranes, actuators and rigging tools. The Company is focused on commercial and industrial applications that require the safety and quality provided by its superior design and engineering know-how. Comprehensive information on Columbus McKinnon is available on its website at

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