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Columbia Mast Hoists Provide Low Overhead Solution for Tugs

Columbia Mast Hoists Provide Low Overhead Solution for Tugs

Application:  Mast hoists lower radar and electronics for low headroom clearance
Customer:  Foss Maritime
Location:  Seattle, Washington
Hoist model:  Columbia HF1500-2A34-X-02
Line pull:  1,500 pound on the first layer
Line speed:  24 feet per minute on the first layer
Power source:  230 VAC / 3 Phase / 60 Hz
Special features:  Customer provided controls

Why APPI:  It is almost ironic that some of the most sophisticated tractor tugs in the world still are hampered in their operations by low headroom under bridges and other structures.  Foss Maritime contacted Allied Power Products seeking mast hoists that would allow their tractor tugs to lower and raise the radar and electronics mast quickly to get below the height of overhead obstacles.

Constraints for the hoist included size, power and high durability with low maintenance requirements.  After reviewing their specifications, it was determined that one of our Columbia HF1500’s was an ideal choice.  Upon installation of their respective hoists, the Foss tugs gained additional clearance under these structures with low headroom.

Please contact us if you would like more information about these particular mast hoists 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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