If you’re preparing to work on a job site and one of the tasks of the project involves moving objects, you’re going to need rigging equipment. However, not all rigging equipment is the same, and some projects will require multiple types of rigging equipment in order to complete the job safely and efficiently. 

It’s essential to use the right rigging equipment because failure to do so could result in damage to the item you are moving or injury to the workers on the project. 

Here at BOSS Crane & Rigging, we are well versed in what types of rigging equipment you need to get the job done (it’s in our name). Let’s talk about different types of rigging equipment and their specific uses. 

Spreader Bars And Lift Beams

Lift beams and spreader bars are used to attach the item you’re lifting to the crane.

A lifting beam is a horizontal beam that is directly attached to the crane and has 2 connection points at the bottom to attach the rope or chains or secure the item you’re lifting. 

A spreader bar, or spreader beam, uses 2 chains to connect to the crane and has 2 connection points at the bottom. 

A lifting beam is designed to put all the pressure and weight directly onto the beam itself, while a spreader beam equally distributes the weight between the beam and chains. 

Both are effective at moving loads throughout the job site, but there are pros and cons to both types of equipment, and we can help you choose which one would be best for your project. 

Pulleys And Blocks

Pulleys and blocks are essential tools you will need when hauling loads on your job site. These components help move heavy objects without excessive force. 

Like the beams, there are different types of blocks used to get the job done correctly. 

Types of blocks are: 

  • Swivel blocks
  • Square blocks
  • Tilt-up blocks
  • Snatch blocks

There are 2 different types of pulleys as well, single and double. 

Again, there are different types of different jobs, and it all comes down to safety and efficiency. 

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Slings are used to lift or move large objects. Slings are attached to the crane itself, and the item is then attached to the sling. 

There are 4 primary materials used to make slings:

  • Wire (most common)
  • Chain
  • Mesh (combination of wire and chain)
  • Synthetic material (polyester)

Here at BOSS Crane & Rigging, we offer various types of slings, up to a 9-part braided wire sling. 

Use The Right Type Of Rigging Equipment With BOSS Crane & Rigging

Whether you’re lifting 300 pounds or 300 tons of materials, we’ve got the rigging services equipment and tools to help you get the job done right each and every time. Our well-maintained inventory includes all of the above items, as well as gants, jacks, and sliding equipment. 

We work with companies throughout various industries to ensure they have what they need to complete a job. 

Industries served to include: 

  • Construction
  • Mining and steel
  • Oil/gas
  • Petrochemical
  • Wind energy 

We enjoy serving Texas and other midwestern companies and crews by helping them complete their projects safely and efficiently using the highest quality tools and equipment available.

Contact us today to learn more about what we can do for your future projects!