Metro Elevator rents and sells material hoists for both permanent and temporary applications. We maintain a large material-only hoist rental fleet which includes various types of equipment ready for delivery and installation anywhere across the United States and Canada. We have also performed permanent installations in countries worldwide. Our facility is centrally located in Indianapolis, Indiana and we also employ personnel located in Denver Co. and Pittsburgh, PA.
About Our Material Hoists
Our Material Hoists are also referred to as Material-only hoists because they are not designed to transport workers, but there are still many people across the country which will still call them Buck Hoists, Material Lifts, Construction Hoists, etc. but they all serve the same purpose: transporting materials vertically in a safe and speedy manner.
Our Material Hoists can be temporarily installed for:
- Construction or Renovation of any type of structure
- Ground Mining Applications (above or below ground)
Material-Only hoists have capacities to lift and lower up to 6,000 lbs. of materials or equipment, but again, they are not manufactured to safely transport workers on the job site.
The material hoists we typically rent can have either single or twin platforms which move vertically along mast tower sections. The mast sections are attached to the structure via a standard or specially designed tie-in. The platforms for twin platforms can operate independently while using the same mast sections. This eliminates or reduces wait times for the hoists materials and improving productivity.
Our material-only rentals use a motor, brake and gear box with a rack-and-pinion system that climbs the mast sections at various speeds. Lifting speeds vary depending on the make and model of the hoist. Material-only hoists can travel up to 150 feet per minute.
Our material hoists require a trained hoist operator in most situations.
Metro is a full service construction elevator company which will provide turn-key solutions for erection, dismantle, repair and service for all makes and models including Champion®, Alimak®, Bocker®, Pega®, Patent®, Strohs®, and Avro®.
For more information about the kind of temporary material-only hoist your job may require, please select any of the links above to help decide which type will best fulfill your needs.
If you need more assistance to choose the right elevator for your job, complete our request a quote form or call Metro at 317-562-9833 or toll free 800-HOISTS-0 (800-474-7870) .
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