When most people think of fall, things like leaf colors, football and pumpkin spice might come to mind. At Beta Max Hoist, we know it is fall because of the extremely high number of Maxial Track Hoists we ship out for the FALL OUTAGE SEASON.
The fall is a busy time for maintenance outages at power plants, processing plants and refineries. When industrial boilers need to be cleaned and maintained, it involves complex, large scale scaffolding to provide access inside the boilers, and Maxial Track Hoists have become a staple for this type of work.
Maxial Track Hoists are specifically designed for scaffold E & D, and they are in particularly high demand to erect and dismantle scaffolding inside boilers when project schedules are critical and manpower needs to be utilized as effectively as possible. These hoists have become increasingly popular both for industrial and commercial scaffolding as more and more companies have learned how they can be used to complete scaffold projects more safely and efficiently.
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Day & Zimmerman uses Maxial Hoists regularly and recently rented 10 units from Lifting Gear Hire which is an equipment rental company specializing in lifting, hoisting and rigging equipment and has an extensive fleet of Maxial Track Hoists throughout the country. Ryan Mac, a superintendent with Day & Zimmerman stated that in addition to helping them manage their labor costs, there are 2 significant safety benefits to using the Maxials:
“By using the Maxial Hoists instead of handling all of the material by hand it literally saves the backs of our workers. More specifically, there used to be a lot of shoulder and back injuries when we used a daisy chain (or man-line) to pass 10,000 pieces of material up and down in a boiler that we have eliminated by using the hoists.”
“Also, by using the Maxial Track Hoists we have almost completely eliminated the risk of injury from dropped material which used to be a primary concern.”