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Columbia Spout Hoist Loads Barges on the Monongehela River

Columbia Spout Hoist Loads Barges on the Monongehela River

Application:  Columbia barge chute hoist adjusts chute height during barge loading
Customer:  Vance River Terminal, Inc.
Location:  Morgantown, WV  26501
Hoist Model:  Columbia HF4700-2A17-X-0
Line pull:  4,700 pounds on first layer
Line speed:  12.2 feet per minute
Power source:  230 VAC / Single Phase / 60 Hertz

Why APPI:  Located on the upper Monongahela River, Vance River Terminal has been loading barges with coal, sand, gravel, limestone and soil since 1940.  The operation is straight forward with the material being placed into endless strings of barges with a gravity feed system.  The critical key to keeping things moving smoothly are the spout hoists that are constantly adjusted to keep the barges floating on the level.

For more than a decade VRT has standardized on our Columbia AC electric hoists for their spout positioning requirements.  The combination of compact size, high efficiency and minimal maintenance combined with virtually 100% availability regardless of weather conditions has given them a high approval rating by both management and operators.

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