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Economy Floor Mount Sky Hooks

The loading of heavy parts into machines or onto benches and carts has never been easier. With this industrial lifting device, the base can be mounted down to the floor right next to the location that could continually benefit from an easy-to-use Sky Hook. This versatile unit works well in welding departments, assembly and production areas, repair stations, loading docks, marine docks, and boat or ship decks. As part of the Economy Sky Hook product line, these models incorporate our economical, lever operated friction braking mechanism. The friction brake allows for safe, efficient operation, giving the operator the ability to position the load with precision.

The Economy Floor Mount Sky Hook models have a 30.5” tall base with 12” square base plate, ideal for mounting to cement or other suitable floor material. With the Sky Hook able to be removed from the base, the Sky Hook can be easily moved to other lifting locations or stored away when not in use.

The Floor Mount Sky Hooks are available in both roller chain and cable configurations. Be sure to also check out the Premium Sky Hook Product Line which incorporates our LoadLock clutch brake for a more simplified, easy-to-use brake operation.

Model #: 8550
Economy Chain Sky Hook with Floor Mount Base
Chain Sky Hook
  • #35 Steel Roller Chain
  • Consistent Drive Rate
  • Chain Stored Inside Vertical Tube
  • Chain Travel: 75”
  • Rate of Lift: 1”/ Handwheel Revolution
  • Hand Wheel Height: 56.6”

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Model #: 9550
Economy Cable Sky Hook with Floor Mount Base
Cable Sky Hook
  • 3/16” Galvanized Steel Wire Rope
  • Easy Inspection
  • Cable Stored On Spool
  • Cable Travel: 100”
  • Rate of Lift: 1.5”/ Handwheel Revolution
  • Hand Wheel Height: 55.8”

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Economy Floor Mount Sky Hooks Features & Benefits:

  • Designed to bolt easily to floor or any suitable flat surface
  • Prevents lifting injuries
  • Uses one hand operation that does the work of four people
  • Safely lifts and positions up to 500 lbs. with one person
  • Designed for precision positioning
  • Economical brake style while allowing safe and controlled lifting up to 500 lbs.
  • Has removable boom for easy transportation
  • Easily detached and carried to different locations
  • Operates in tight working conditions
  • Constructed of high strength steel
  • Maintenance free
  • Limited manufacturer’s warranty
  • Meets applicable O.S.H.A. and ASME requirements
  • Made in the U.S.A. since 1969

Economy Floor Mount Sky Hooks Specifications:

  • Load limit 500 lbs. / 227 kg.
  • Brake style: Lever Operated Friction Brake
  • Overall height (including base): 64.4”
  • Overall reach (center of hook to center of vertical tube): 21.3”
  • Sky Hook rotation in base: 360°
  • Sky Hook weight: 26 lbs.
  • Base weight: 42 lbs.
  • Base plate size: 12” square
  • Controlled lowering of the load by pulling back on the friction brake lever while applying a slight amount of pressure to the hand wheel with the palm of your hand
  • Brake automatically locks when hand is removed from brake lever
  • Custom modifications available

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Roller Chain vs. Cable

All Sky Hook models are offered in both roller chain and cable configurations. Each configuration has unique benefits which may make all the difference depending on the lifting application. From the first Sky Hooks built in 1969, roller chain has been the primary lifting tether for these one of a kind lifting devices. Even though cable is definitely more of an industry standard for lifting, roller chain has benefits that have to be considered before making the determination as to which is best suited for your application.

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Roller chain offers a consistent rate of travel as the chain passes over a set sprocket size and is stored in the vertical tube of the Sky Hook. Cable on the other hand stacks up on a spool, slightly increasing the amount of force required to lift the load as more of the cable is reeled in. However cable is typically quicker and easier to inspect. Many larger corporations require cable for all internal lifting devices.

Both the roller chain and cable are load rated to meet applicable safety standards. No matter which you choose, you’re sure to end up with a lifting device that will have a smooth and seamless operation.