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Columbia Glass Hoist Simplifies Glass Pane Installation

Columbia Glass Hoist Simplifies Glass Pane Installation

Application: Glass hoist to lift panels of glass for installation
Customer: DeGeorge Glass Company, Inc.
Location: Metarie, LA
Hoist Model: Columbia HD1300-1A34-F-11
Line Pull: 1,300 pounds on the first layer
Line Speed: 15.4 feet per minute on the first layer
Power Source: 115 VAC / Single Phase / 60 Hz

Why APPI: Lifting large panes of glass – please excuse the pun – can be a real pain for contractors.  Faced with lifting panels weighing up to 500 lbs., DeGeorge Glass of Metari, LA needed a mobile, efficient and reliable way for their crews to handle these fragile pieces.

The solution was one of our Columbia HD1300 AC electric glass hoists that mounted easily to the boom of their portable crane.  With planetary gear reductions, a permanently lubricated gear train and an automatic load holding brake it was an ideal unit for their big glass installation projects.

The hoist is equipped with 40 feet of 3/16″ diameter wire rope, with latching hook, and is operated with a push button up/ down control on a 6-foot-long pendant.

As Ben DeGeorge, the company owner says, “This Columbia hoist was put to work as soon as we received it.  It’s easy to see it was the right choice for us.”

Please contact us if you would like more information about this particular glass 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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