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Crane Repair Bowling Green

Equipment failures happen to every business at some point. It is inconvenient for most companies, but the impact is felt almost immediately when a crane or hoist breaks down for a factory or warehouse operation. At Protek Crane Solutions, we take every step to keep the impact of needed hoist and crane repair for Bowling Green businesses to a minimum. 

Our technicians attend training from the major manufacturers on their products and can quickly affect repairs to your crane or hoist. Our crane repair teams try to make repairs on-site to keep the downtime to a minimum. We keep a large inventory of replacement parts on hand for our more popular models, so many of our repairs can take one or two days to only a few hours. 

Common repairs that we quickly make include the following:

  • Chain and Hook replacement
  • Reattaching hand controls
  • Switching out motors 

Our teams estimate how long we need to make repairs for larger cranes or smaller models severely damaged in an accident and then transport them to our repair facility. If we need to order a part, our front office updates every customer and schedules the repair as soon as it arrives.

Many repairs are simply replacing worn-out parts. Normal wear and tear occurs with every mechanical device, particularly cranes and hoists. To avoid these issues, Protek provides a maintenance plan for each crane we sell to keep costs low. To reduce the hours of downtime, our personnel can perform scheduled maintenance around shift changes, regular work hours, and even holidays. A scheduled maintenance plan also ensures local operations meet local, state, and federal safety regulations. 

The manufacturer’s warranty covers many of these issues, so there is no cost to the customer. However, if you have a crane or other device purchased elsewhere and the warranty has expired, our Maintenance Team can build a plan to keep your crane working without breaking your budget. 

If you have questions about Protek crane repair in Bowling Green, our other services, or to schedule an appointment, call our office today at 1-855-776-8354. You can also submit questions or provide contact information to

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Wire Rope Hoist Clarksville

Wire Rope Hoists Are A Better Choice in Clarksville.

Depending on the needs of your Clarksville business, a wire rope hoist may be a better choice. It could be advantageous if your operation is industrial or continually lifts and moves heavy items throughout work shifts. At ProTek Crane Solutions, we have an extensive inventory of hoists from major manufacturers like Harrington and R&M. Depending on the customer’s needs, we can provide a device that functions efficiently in factories, forges, and warehouses.

The extra strength of a wire rope hoist lies in its multiple strands of stainless steel, high tensile wire. Woven together, the strands each take on an equal amount of the weight and stress of each load. That not only provides for carrying more weight more efficiently, but the woven strands also provide for a safer work environment for employees and reduce the risk of damage to the facility and the product or inventory item. If a single strand breaks, the rest of the wire rope can safely carry the load until an operator lowers it to the floor or a pallet. 

Other features of these hoists include the following: 

  • Increased weight load. Depending on the type of hoist, a tightly woven wire rope can carry over twice the amount of a chain hoist. 
  • Durability. Each hoist can carry loads longer and last longer than many chain hoists.
  • Low maintenance. They require less maintenance than their chain hoist counterparts.

Routine Maintenance for Wire Rope Hoists

Our support continues beyond sales. The ProTek maintenance team can install every hoist we sell. Our personnel receive initial training from every major manufacturer in the US and return for further training whenever a new product comes online or the manufacturer makes a significant change to an existing product. Our team can also develop a routine maintenance plan to support every hoist we sell and stay within your maintenance budget. If you purchased a hoist or crane elsewhere, we can also build a plan for that. 

No matter what type of wire rope hoist your Clarksville operation requires, ProTek Crane Solutions has an option for you. You can view our current inventory here or call our sales office today at (855) 776-8354 with any questions or to schedule a meeting.

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Jib Crane Bowling Green

For tasks that involve repetitive lifting in a tight workspace, a jib crane is the best option for businesses in Bowling Green. At Protek, our Sales team works closely with each customer to ensure we sell and install the best match to their needs.

Criteria for Choosing the Right Jib Crane

Included in what our Sales team looks for with each customer are these factors:

  • Required Area of Rotation: If the area needed is 180 degrees, then a wall-mounted jib crane is preferred. For a full 360-degree rotation, a mast-style jib or a freestanding jib crane is the best choice.
  • Required Working Span: The distance needed is approximately the length of the boom, subtracting one-half the length of the trolley at both ends. 
  • Required Under Boom Height: The minimum height is the distance from the floor to the underside of the boom. This factor includes the hoist size and the maximum lifting height needed.
  • Required Overall Height: This factor also helps eliminate overhead obstructions that interfere with routine operation. Any attachments to the crane are included, such as the electrical plug and power cord. 
  • Power Requirements: Is power required for the hoist, motor drive, trolley, or all three? Is the power needed for air, electricity, or a combination? Is the access point on the top or bottom of the jib crane? 

Once we have a complete determination, solutions include these options:

  • Mobile: These can move materials or finished products in a 180- or 360-degree range. This model is useful for lifting and transferring loads onto conveyors or nearby workstations. Different models allow for attaching balancers and other tools and move easily to other locations in a factory or warehouse. 
  • Overhead: These models can be mounted to walls for 180-degree work area needs, trolleys for 360-degree access, or move materials to another workstation.
  • Floor-Mounted: These jib cranes are excellent options for moving inventory from a storage area to a conveyor for shipping. They are also useful for lifting and setting partially assembled products (i.e., refrigerators) to a conveyor so workers can complete assembly.

Each jib crane Protek sells to, and installs for Bowling Green businesses meets all federal requirements (ANSI/ASME B30.21) and state safety regulations. To schedule an appointment with our Sales Team, call us at 855-776-8354. If you need a detailed response to one or more questions, you can also message us at

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Crane Repair Clarksville II

Depending on the operational requirements, a crane is often a critical equipment item for small and large commercial businesses. The suitable model can perform on a warehouse floor, overhead, or in a tight space, all determined by its functional requirements. A company must follow a preventive maintenance schedule to keep its cranes running at peak efficiency. When emergency crane repair in Clarksville is needed, the only choice for your business should be ProTek Crane Solutions. 

Crane repair maintenance teams have hands-on training with the major equipment manufacturers, including Yale, Shaw-Box, and Harrington. Our management team ensures up-to-date training for each technician on the cranes they examine, and crane repair on-site if possible. 

The management team continues to work with these and other manufacturers to keep training up-to-date on existing cranes and to quickly become proficient in repairing new models. The team also ensures every technician is skilled in meeting all state and federal safety standards

The best cane repair, however, is the one never needed in the first place. Routinely looking for and treating minor issues keeps equipment running for more hours and more efficiently over its operational life. That is why every crane we sell has a preventive maintenance plan as part of the warranty. 

Preventive Crane Repair Maintenance

If the work environment is hazardous for routine operations, our scheduling office can create a plan that matches each customer’s needs without breaking their budgets. Protek Crane Solutions can also develop a preventive maintenance plan for a crane, hoist, or other equipment purchased with another company. 

Emergencies can still happen, however, usually at the worst possible times. Even if the damage is discovered over a weekend or the holidays, so the impact is not immediate, our cane repair teams are ready to provide support. We understand that every crane and other device, powered or manual, has to be operational at the start of the next shift. 

ProTek Crane Solutions provides Hoist and Crane repair in Clarksville and the surrounding area, including Chattanooga and Hopkinsville. If you have a fouled chain link or need to set up a maintenance plan to keep your business flowing smoothly, call us at 1-855-776-8354 to schedule a service call. If you want to learn more about us, visit our website to see what we have for you.

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Jib Crane

If you are operating in tight quarters, then a jib crane from Protek Crane Solutions might be the best choice for your operation. One of our load-bearing, horizontal swing arms can be ideal for everything from a large commercial factory to a workshop in a small, family-owned business. 

Jib cranes are used primarily for lifting and moving materials and products in small work areas. Depending on your need, Protek Crane Solutions installation teams can mount a jib to a vertical mast or attach it to a ceiling or wall bracket. Two jib cranes models we sell and service are the Foundationless 600 and 605 series.

The 600 Series can lift a quarter-ton (500lbs) and fit areas of your facility not usable by other cranes or hoists. Installation teams bolt each model to reinforced concrete for safe use, but they can quickly move them to another location when necessary. 

Each 600 model also has a series of options for owners to customize their jib cranes. They include:

  • Shorter spans and systems for smaller work areas
  • Motorized rotation
  • Rotation Stops
  • Derating to extend the life of the crane 
  • Electric collector rings that allow for continuous 360-degree boom rotation
  • Box track festooning to protect power and control cables
  • Boom locks for safety
  • Special control enclosures for hazardous environments
  • Specialty paint finishes or hot dip galvanizing available for hazardous environments or outdoor operations 

The Foundationless 605 series lifts a half-ton (1000 lbs). Like the 600 models, they do not require a unique foundation, so our installation teams can bolt them to any reinforced concrete surface. Additional features include a full 360-degree rotation and an adjustable height of 8’ to 12’ from the floor to the underside of the boom.

Options to customize 605 models include the following: 

  • Shorter spans and systems for smaller work areas
  • Derating to extend the life of the crane
  • Electric collector rings for continuous 360-degree boom rotation
  • Vacuum hose trolleys for up to 3-inch diameter hoses

Every jib crane Protek Crane Solutions sells complies with all ANSI/ASME B30.21 regulations and other state safety requirements. For more information about the 600 or 605 jib crane series in our inventory, call Protek Crane Solutions at (855) 776-8354 today. If you have questions that need more detailed answers, you can leave a message for our Sales Team at

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Maintenance Plan for Crane Inspection                           

Each piece of equipment is essential to a business. Depending on the use, a malfunctioning crane or hoist can cause anything from a minor disruption to a complete shutdown. At Protek Crane Solutions, we can provide your business with a thorough hoist or crane inspection and maintenance plan that reduces downtime so you can maximize production.

Proper Crane Inspection After Installation of a Crane

Our Inspection Team performs an Initial Inspection once our work crews complete the installation of each device purchased. They cover everything from ensuring it is properly secured to the floor or overhead as the model requires running it through a full test to ensure everything functions according to the manufacturer’s specifications.

Once everything is in place, our inspectors place each equipment item on several inspection routines. These include Periodic, Frequent, Scheduled, and Sling and Rigging. Periodic Inspections are the annual checks needed to ensure crane parts such as swing arms for full extension and ball bearings for proper lubrication and packing. Frequent Inspections are usually monthly requirements. These depend on the type of crane or hoist required for the task and how often it is in operation. Most, but not all, are safety-oriented.

Scheduled Inspections include Frequent and Periodic Inspections but are related specifically to safety. They are required by State Regulations and Federal Regulation OSHA Standard 1910.179 (Overhead and Gantry Cranes) for the safety of employees, customers, and anyone else that has cause to be around your workspace.

Finally, there are the Sling and Rigging (S&R) inspections. S&R checks provide an additional look at how your crane or hoist connects to the facility support structure to keep production moving and identify minor issues before they become major and costly problems.

To reduce the downtime required for many of these inspections, our Team combines all four routines whenever possible. Since each crane or hoist has its requirements, that is why we customize the inspection schedule for every customer in Tennessee and Kentucky.

If your crane or hoist was purchased through Protek Crane Solutions, then you already have one of our maintenance plans in place. If you purchased either one from another company, our Inspection Team can perform a complete inspection and develop a preventive maintenance plan that will support your customers and your budget. For additional information on what Protek can offer your business, call us at 855-776-8354 or contact us at

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Crane Repair and Maintenance Teams Availability 

At ProTek, we know how important it is to be available for our customers at every opportunity. That is why our crane repair and maintenance teams are ready to respond to every hoist or crane repair as quickly as possible. We are here to help every business, from a one-bay family repair shop to a large warehouse or manufacturing operation.

ProTek can Repair Each Crane, Electrical or Manual, in Your Operation

Although the problem with a crane may appear obvious, there can be more than one cause for a failure to operate in a normal fashion. Even routine operation its parts. That is why our crane repair technicians start by talking with the equipment owner about what happened and what signs (brake slippage or grinding sounds, for example) are present. With that information, they can perform an inspection to diagnose and fix it quickly.

If we are called in at the first sign of a problem, then repairs can be fairly simple. Often that means repacking or replacing ball bearings to return the crane to a smooth operation again. Another common repair is replacing brake pads. These and other repair actions help to reduce and eliminate minor problems before they become major issues which can cause work stoppages and safety incidents that can injure employees or cause damage to the crane, facility, or the product that now cannot be shipped to the customer.

Best Option for Crane Repair to Increase Requirements

An inspection can also reveal that the problem does not need repair but rather an upgrade. If a business expands its product lines, the additional hours of use can require replacing the crane with a different model or adding another one to handle the increased requirements. ProTek can determine if the best option is replacement or addition. We can also determine if upgrades to the structure are needed to support any new cranes or hoists.

No matter what the problem might be with your crane or hoist, Protek can repair it. If staying ahead of future repairs is your preference, our maintenance team can develop a preventive inspection schedule to help maximize operations while still keeping costs within your budget. To learn more about what ProTek can accomplish for your business, call our Administrative Office today at 855-776-8354. For detailed questions or to schedule a visit, you can also contact us at

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Crane Repair III

Regardless if it is a large manufacturing operation or a family-owned shop, Protek understands how important it is to keep the doors open for customers. That is why our maintenance teams do everything possible to support you, our customers, when it comes to hoist and crane repair. 

Protek Provides Crane Repair for Your Business

Our teams attempt to make every repair possible on-site if a problem occurs. This eliminates the downtime needed to transport your inoperative crane to our facility, where we perform any off-site repair work. This is usually the case for smaller devices such as Jib and Work Station cranes. If a major part requires ordering, our Scheduling Manager can help you arrange the pickup and return of your crane after we complete repairs.

For Single and Double Girder cranes, an off-site repair can be an option depending on the extent of the needed repairs. In most cases, our maintenance teams make repairs in your facility and will complete them in the shortest time possible every time. If the inoperative crane has your business at a standstill, Protek will make it our priority.

Many of these repairs are simply part of the routine operation of a crane or other equipment. Depending on the age of your crane, repairs can include replacing a chain, switching out a motor, or reattaching wires that link the hand controls to the motor. 

This is why every crane and hoist we sell has an extensive warranty. It allows us also to develop a maintenance plan that helps you turn unplanned, emergency repairs into a schedule of inspection and preventative actions that can be accomplished after hours when they do not interfere with normal operations. In addition to repairs, a Protek maintenance plan also allows us to help stay in compliance with federal and state safety regulations. If you did not buy your crane from us, we could still develop a maintenance plan to keep it up and running.

Whatever issue you have with your crane, we can repair it. If you want to stay ahead of repairs to allow your business running without interruption, we can help you do that too. For more information on what Protek can do for your operation, contact us today at You can also call our Sales Office at 855-776-8354.

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Crane Repair II

Protek understands how important it is to keep operations running so Tennessee and Kentucky businesses can provide quick, efficient support to their customers. From a manual-powered crane to an electrically-powered device, our technicians help companies keep our local economies moving and growing.  

Each crane and hoist in our inventory comes with an extensive warranty. Depending on the size of it, we can repair your crane on-site to keep downtime to a minimum. If part replacement is needed for certain models, our teams bring them back to our repair shop. Our Scheduling office works carefully with your managers and supervisors to quickly return each crane to your facility to keep downtime at the minimum possible. If the inoperative machine has your business at a full stop, we can prioritize and move it to the front of the line.

If your company purchased a crane or hoist with someone else, Protek can still repair it. Our teams are trained on the major brands and have broad experience with most of their models, from a one-quarter ton, floor mounted, jib crane to a 25-ton, double-girder mounted crane.

Maintaining a working crane, however, is better than repairing one that breaks in the middle of a shift. Each crane and other machines we sell comes with a maintenance plan designed for your facility’s environment and meets all state and federal safety requirements. Our team also develops maintenance plans for machines you purchased elsewhere.

No matter the problem, Protek can handle it. If a crane on your work floor needs repair, our teams can quickly get it up and running. If your cranes and hoists are working fine, we can develop and implement a maintenance plan to keep them operational and meet your financial requirements. To learn more about what Protek can do for you and your business, call our sales and scheduling office at 855-776-8354. You can also reach us at

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Crane Inspection II

No matter if you have the best crane or hoist available, and Protek sells only the best, it still needs maintenance. After installing a crane or hoist in your business, our support continues with trained maintenance and inspection teams.

Crane inspection and other maintenance actions keep your equipment in good working order to reduce production interruptions. That reduces the chances of losing customers in this economy to actions beyond your control, such as supply chain failures. More importantly, inspections and maintenance also help prevent equipment failures that can injure employees.

However, the reasons for an inspection and maintenance plan do not stop there. Scheduled inspections are required by federal and state agencies for the safety of your employees and anyone else who enters the workspace. Each of our inspectors are certified to perform these state requirements in Kentucky and Tennessee.

On the federal level, inspections are covered by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration or OSHA. It is OSHA Standard 1910.179 (Overhead and Gantry Cranes) that require Periodic and Frequent inspections.

The Periodic inspections are annual checks required for every crane in your business. Frequent inspections are monthly requirements determined by the type of crane and frequency of use, along with other factors. As an example, when our inspectors examine a single girder crane for a Periodic check, they inspect, among other tasks, the packed, pre-lubricated ball bearings for repacking or replacement and the swing arms to ensure they can fully extend or retract.

Regardless, if your crane was a Protek Crane Solutions purchase or not, we can help you develop a maintenance and inspection schedule designed specifically for your business. To get started, call our offices at 855-776-8354 or email your questions to Our intake staff can further explain what we can do to keep your operation up and running.