Columbia DC Hoist Helps Give Pigs Firm Footing

Columbia DC Hoist Helps Give Pigs Firm Footing

Application:  Columbia DC hoist for replacing flooring in large pig barns
Customer:  Arnold Family Farms, Inc.
Location:  Bluff Springs, IL
Hoist ModelColumbia HG1500-1D35-X-00
Special Features: Continuous duty motor
Line Pull: 1,500 pounds on the first layer
Line Speed: 16 feet per minute on the first layer
Power Source: 12 VDC

Why APPI:  Given the endless wear and tear caused by hundreds of pigs putting their weight and “signatures” on it, Arnold Family Farms, Inc. is hired to replace the flooring in pig barns on an ongoing basis.  It’s one of those tasks that Mike Rowe might have tried out as it’s a thankless, labor intensive job.

The flooring comes in a wide range of types and materials but the constant with all of it is that it’s heavy, bulky and hard to handle.  To help reduce the time and labor required for these jobs, one of the rigs they use has a mobile base with a truck crane on it that was equipped with a 12 volt DC hoist.

Although this unit worked well for them, the original equipment hoist motor simply was not able to perform at the level they required and replacing the motors was costly and time consuming.

After reviewing the application with owner Mike Arnold, we provided him with one of our Columbia HG1500 DC electric hoists powered by a continuous duty DC motor.  The first unit cost was quickly amortized by the time saved and the production gained as it hasn’t required replacement or service since it was purchased.

Please contact us if you would like more information about this DC hoist or any of our other products and services.


Allied Power Products, Inc. has specialized in providing winches, hoists, capstans and cranes to meet our customers’ specific application requirements for more than 30 years.

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