Columbia Hammerhead System Loads Bags Of Concrete On Trailer

Columbia Hammerhead System Loads Bags Of Concrete On Trailer

Application:  Loading bagged concrete on trailer
Customer: Thib’s Trailers
Location:  Duson, LA
Hammerhead System includes:

•  Columbia HF2300 AC Electric Hoist
•  Columbia WD850 AC Electric Hoist
     •  Special Features:  -02 drum, lagged and grooved for 5/16” diameter wire rope
  Columbia HH-6 Hammerhead Trolley
  Columbia control panel

Power Source:  115 VAC / Single Phase / 60 Hz

Why APPI:  Lifting canvas bags filled with concrete that weigh as much as 2 tons and positioning them on a trailer is challenging at best.  When Thib’s Trailers, a family-owned business that provides custom trailers for almost any application, had a customer who needed to perform this task, they turned to us for assistance to provide a system that could do it safely.

The solution is one of our hammerhead trolleys that runs on a 20 foot long I-Beam that extends past the end of the rear deck of the trailer and is supported by A-frames at the front and rear of the trailer.  A deck mounted AC electric hoist at the front of the trailer provides the lift and an AC winch with two lines that position the trolley is mounted on top of the I-Beam.

Brad Thibodeaux, Shop Foreman at Thib’s Trailers, preferred the hammerhead system to a conventional hoist on a trolley as it allows for more headroom, does not require a festooned power cord and the trolley is locked in place when the trailer is being moved.

Please contact us if you would like more information about this hammerhead system 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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