March 20, 2006 – Bridgeview, IL – Lifting Gear Hire Corporation proudly announces the latest arrival to the LGH rental fleet: The Maxial Track Hoist by Beta Max. The durable, reliable unit can be quickly assembled in just two hours by two men and is designed to erect scaffolding. The hoist holds a 450 lb. pay load and works much like an aluminum ladder attached to a scaffold, but with a carriage and basket traveling up and down powered by a motor installed at the bottom.
“Sections of the aluminum track are available in 3’3”, 6’6” and 9’9” lengths that clamp together with kwik-bolts,” explained Tony Fiscelli, General Manager of Lifting Gear Hire Corporation’s USA Corporate Headquarters, located in Bridgeview, Illinois. “The track is attached to the scaffold at every 6’6″ or less with scaffold clamps. A sliding top section with a sheave block is connected to the top of the track and a Maxial Motor is placed at the bottom. A cable feeds up to the sliding top section, then back down to the bottom where it attaches to a moving platform. A standard control pendant moves the platform up and down. This is an extremely versatile piece of equipment because it can be used in interior or exterior applications and on frame or systems scaffold. Although the standard track pieces measure 23.5” wide and will accommodate most boiler applications, narrow track sections can be manufactured to order for using the hoist in confined spaces. The Maxial Track Hoist also features built-in safety elements, including upper and lower limit switches and a universal carriage locking device in case of cable breakage.”
The purpose of the hoist is to lift materials. The equipment is not designed to transport people or non-material objects. R.J. Griffin, a southern/southeastern general contractor specializing in hospital projects, recently rented a Maxial Track Hoist from Lifting Gear Hire to lift materials from the second floor to the sixth floor of one of their hospital jobs. The materials lifted ranged from metal framing studs, drywall and piping to ductwork.
“R.J. Griffin was pleased with the abilities of the hoist and was also impressed by the fact that the units are relatively maintenance free other than the daily and weekly checklists that they had to perform,” said LGH Regional Manager, Chris Hyatte. “Renting the hoist allowed them to efficiently and safely transport their materials between laborers on the job. Not only were they able to save money by renting the hoist as opposed to buying it, but they also saved time on the job due to the hoist’s efficiency and mobile capabilities.”
Lifting Gear Hire stocks three Maxial Track Hoist units within their rental fleet. The units are housed in their Houston, Texas warehouse but are able to be shipped anywhere in the United States. For more information about the Maxial Track Hoist by Beta Max, visit the Beta Max website at www.betamaxhoist.com.
Lifting Gear hire stocks over 80,000 pieces of lifting equipment available for rental through its worldwide locations, which encompass the United States, UK, Holland and Germany. They also carry other Beta Max products in their rental fleet such as their builder’s hoist and roofer’s hoist. For more information about Lifting Gear Hire Corporation, visit their website at
Beta Max, Inc. * P.O. Box 2750 * Melbourne, FL 32902-2750 * 800-233-5112