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Economy Receiver Hitch Mount Sky Hooks

To prevent serious injuries caused during the loading and unloading of heavy equipment from a truck or service van, you’ll need the added muscle of an industrial Sky Hook lifting device. Capable of lifting and positioning up to 500 lbs., these industrial lifting devices are the perfect solution for loading generators, tool boxes, or any heavy parts which shouldn’t be lifted by hand. 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 Sky Hooks with Receiver Hitch Base are designed to mount inside of a standard 2” receiver hitch. The Sky Hook is capable of a full 360° rotation and can be easily removed from the base for transport or storage when not in use. For larger loads it is recommended that the tailgate be removed to allow added clearance for loading.

The Receiver Hitch 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 #: 8540
Economy Chain Sky Hook with Receiver Hitch Base
Chain Sky Hook
  • #35 Steel Roller Chain
  • Consistent Drive Rate
  • Chain Stored Inside Vertical Tube
  • Chain Travel: 75”
  • Rate of Lift: 1”/ Hand wheel Revolution
  • Hand Wheel Height: 56.1”

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Model #: 9540
Economy Cable Sky Hook with Receiver Hitch 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: 55.3”

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Economy Receiver Hitch Mount Sky Hooks Features & Benefits:

  • Prevents lifting injuries
  • No drilling or welding required
  • Lightweight & portable, easily detached and moved
  • Removable boom for storage
  • 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.
  • 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 Receiver Hitch Mount Sky Hooks Specifications:

  • Load limit 500 lbs. / 227 kg.
  • Brake style: Lever Operated Friction Brake
  • Overall height (including base, from hitch): 63.9”
  • 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: 20 lbs.
  • Slips directly into a standard 2" Class 3 truck receiver hitch
  • 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.