TECH TIP: Formula for Counter Weights

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Counterweight Clamp Set

Do you know how to calculate the amount of counter-weights needed when setting up a Beta Max High Speed Portable Hoist on the job?

I-Beam With Scaffold Setup

I-Beam With Scaffold Setup


In order to safely use material hoists that are cantilevered, it is CRITICAL that you know how to calculate how much weight will be needed to counterbalance the load.  Here is the formula that we recommend to determine this:

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