The launch of the trolley, available in 1 ton and 2 ton capacities, follows the Winona, Minnesota-based manufacturer’s recent unveiling of a stainless steel chain hoist, designed for lifting and pulling. All three products can be purchased as part of an overall system and available for delivery to OZ Lifting’s network of regional dealers.

“Much fanfare greeted the launch of our [stainless steel] hoist and our distributors have welcomed rapid expansion of the range. The benefits of Grade 304 stainless steel are well known in and out of the industry, and we anticipate interest in individual units, hoists and trolleys, and multiples thereof, depending on the application,” said Steve Napieralski, president, OZ Lifting.

The push beam trolleys (which weigh 26.5 lbs and 43 lbs respectively) fit most common I-, S- and W-beams; end users have different types of beams depending on the construction requirements of the building or structure where the lifting equipment will be installed and employed.

Additional features of the product, which is suited to use with manual or powered hoists, include an individual test certificate and serial number; stainless steel identity tag; anti-drop plate; and precision ball bearing trolley wheels. The product meets a range of standards, including those of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME).

The third in the range, the beam clamp (for I-Beams) is available in 2,000-lb. and 4,000-lb. capacities and will often be used in conjunction with a hoist and serves as an additional option if the end user wants to quickly mount the beam clamp along a beam and attach a hoist to make a lift.

“A beam clamp allows the user to quickly and easily attach and remove the clamp to both sides of a beam to add an anchor point for hoists and other overhead lifting equipment,” added Napieralski,

“Importantly, beam clamps are not intended to be used as a lifting device; they are to be used as an anchor point for a hoist or other overhead equipment and the capacity applies only to vertical loads.”

The beam clamp are suited to any application where the user needs to be able to quickly and easily attach and remove the clamp as an anchor point for their hoist or other lifting device. It requires no assembly and is ready to use out of the box. The stainless steel beam clamp, like the hoist and trolley, does not require maintaining beyond that of a traditional steel product and, again, it meets a range of standards, including those of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME).

Next off the Winona production line will be OZ Lifting’s wireless builder’s hoist, a 600-lb. capacity wire rope hoist that will bolster its line of 500-lb. and 1,000-lb. capacity wired models.