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Wire Rope Hoists

For industrial and heavy-duty applications, a wire rope hoist is better than a chain hoist. Protek offers a wide selection of wire rope hoists from the Detroit, Harrington, and R&M Hoist lines of products. The hoists we sell and service are designed for operations such as paper mills, fabrication, die handling, and other production lines with similar requirements for weight and extended operating hours where needed. Each machine is designed not just for performance, but for long-term reliability and safe employee operation as well.

Why is a wire rope hoist a better option? In a word, redundancy. Each one is woven with multiple strands of steel wire. That means the stress of a load’s weight is distributed over each strand and not concentrated in a single link as with a chain hoist. This is why a wire rope can handle heavier loads and suspend them for a longer time, which allows for more time to complete a new piece of equipment or repair/maintain an older item without needing to set it down to relieve stress on the hoist.

That redundancy also provides increased safety for employees and reduces inventory damage. If a strand breaks on a wire rope, the other strands can take up the weight until an item can be safely lowered to the ground or a work surface. If a break happens with a chain hoist, there can be immediate damage to not just the load, but a heavy item can also damage a floor or crush a worktable underneath it. Worse, the falling item can also severely injure an employee.

The mounting options we offer include a base (deck) mount or a lug suspension system. Both are very reliable with modern construction and the latest features to help ensure low maintenance costs and years of superb service. Features common to each hoist include the following:

Drop Forged Steel Hook: This high-strength hook is extremely tough and can still swivel a full 360 degrees even when carrying a maximum weight load.

High Tensile Steel Wire: Only premium-grade steel is used in the hoists we sell. Once woven together, a wire rope can carry up to three times the weight of a chain hoist.

There are dozens of other options available, depending on the needs of your business. To determine exactly what you need, call Protek Crane Solutions sales team today at 855-776-8354. They can help with not only sales but also set up a maintenance schedule to keep your new hoist running smoothly for years to come

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Crane Repair

At Protek, we offer a thorough crane repair and maintenance plan on every model we sell. Even if you did not purchase your crane (or hoist) from our company, Protek maintenance teams can still design a repair plan around each crane and hoist in your business.

Regardless if it is a manual or a powered device, our technicians can repair it. They start by talking with you and then perform a complete inspection to see what the problem is and determine if there is more than one reason for its failure.

Regular use of cranes (and any piece of equipment) means movement. That means items such as pre-lubricated ball bearings need repacking or replacing, depending on the type of crane you have in your shop and its warranty requirements. If a load brake slips once, more incidents are going to happen.

Our repair teams can quickly diagnose and fix these (and many other issues) before they become major problems that can shut down your operation or injure an employee. Preventing this is why inspection and maintenance are critical to keeping each crane up and running safely.

As your business grows, your equipment needs upgrades or replacement. Our staff can help you determine what you need to take on more customers or generate more products. This service is especially important if you are in an older building and may need to upgrade or install support structures as well as the cranes themselves. Our technicians and designers can help upgrade the following:

  • Electrical Controls
  • Physical Components (chains, swing arms)
  • Runway, Speed, and Weight Limits
  • Motion Control Options

Simply put, if your crane needs repair, we can get it back online to support your business. If it is in working order, Protek Crane Solutions can keep it humming with an effective maintenance plan that can extend its life and not break your budget until you are ready to upgrade to a new model. For more details on what our technicians can do for you, call our offices today at 855-776-8354.

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Manual Chain Hoist

Manual Chain Hoist

For a new start-up, an established business, or a car enthusiast with a big project, one of our manual chain hoists is an ideal answer to the question ‘How do I lift this by myself’?

The next question, of course, is ‘Which hoist is the right one for me’? That depends on what you’re lifting, but Protek has a solution for every requirement. A solid choice for most tasks is the Harrington CF Hand Chain Hoist. It can lift up to five tons without excessive stress and has the following features. 

The hoist’s shell is a tough, die-cast aluminum perfect for most environments. The internal works have fewer moving parts which reduces wear and tear and makes servicing it much simpler. 

The nickel-plated chain is a heat-treated, grade 1000, which resists both wear and corrosion. It also compliments the high-strength main shaft, pinions, and alloy hooks. Underneath all that are precision machined load gears, pre-lubricated ball bearings, and a Weston-style load brake which all function together for smooth and easy lifting and lowering. 

There are no hidden fees with Protek. Each of our hoists comes with a free test certificate, so your business starts out meeting ANSI B30.16, county and state rules, and all applicable OSHA requirements.

On the rare occasion when something does go wrong or if it is simply time to replace an alloy hook according to the maintenance plan, we have it covered. ProTek maintains a complete parts inventory to ensure that your operations are only slowed, and never stopped.

Even if you purchased your Harrington CF Hand Chain Hoist elsewhere, we can still build a maintenance plan to support your device and business. Our inspection team performs the same initial check at your location as they do for each hoist and crane sold from our inventory. 

To learn more about what we can do for you, contact the Protek Crane Solutions sales team today at 855-776-8354. 

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Crane Inspection

Our support does not end with purchase and installation. A Crane improperly maintained can result in harm to employees and damage to both product and structure. In this economy, when any supply interruption can mean a loss of customers and worse, production downtime is exceptionally costly. That’s why we offer a custom-designed inspection plan for every crane in your plant.


Having a ProTek crane inspection plan in place is more than just a cost-effective, good idea. OSHA and some state safety administrations have established crane inspection regulations that are required by law in certain industries and are the standard practice everywhere. Both Frequent (usually monthly) and Periodic (not to exceed twelve months) inspections are the OSHA 1910.179 requirements for overhead cranes. Our certified inspectors tailor each inspection plan to meet these requirements and keep your machinery functioning while also keeping the costs affordable for every operation. 


On a Frequent inspection, our people concentrate on safety and compliance. Every action they take is noted for review by business owners for both routine and safety checks by OSHA auditors.


For Periodic inspections, we examine cranes and other equipment for wear and tear from daily use. It is here they check each moving part for proper function. To ensure the best operation, our inspectors also examine the environmental conditions and power source. A severe environment (dust, chemicals, etc.) can more quickly degrade moving parts, so it may take additional steps to protect equipment in these situations.


Inspectors do not serve as certified electricians, but they make certain that outlets are properly installed and functioning as designed. If they do find a problem, our people inform managers and owners immediately to have needed repairs made.


In addition to these requirements, we also perform Gearbox and Sling and Rigging (S&R) inspections. Additional gearbox checks identify minor problems that can be easily repaired before they become a major cost issue. An S&R check provides an additional look that keeps production moving up and down as well as forward. 

No matter if you bought the crane from us or if you need a new inspection plan for existing equipment, contact Protek Crane Solutions today. To learn more about what our inspectors can do for you, call our offices today at 855-776-8354 or send your questions to

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20 Foot Lift 460 Volt Hook Mounted Hoist

At ProTek, we have a hoist that is ideal for your new business. This Harrington model has a 20-foot lift and runs up to 460 volts with hook mounted hardware. It weighs only 154 pounds, so our technicians can quickly install it, and then relocate it just as easily when required. 


Everything for immediate operation is included and once installed, any employee can begin using it after a short training period. With a friction clutch in an oil bath lubrication system, it is nearly impossible to burn out the 1.2 hp motor, even when running at max capacity of 2000 pounds.


The new, Smart Brake system on the hoist is perfect for every business looking to reduce maintenance and other costs. To put it simply, the Guardian brake design does not release unless there is power running through the motor. Your employees must engage the power using the redesigned push-button control pendant. Harrington trusts the Guardian so well the company offers a three-year warranty just for the brake.


It is not just the brake system that has been upgraded though. The load chain is a Grade 80 which provides greater strength and is nickel-plated to resist corrosion and wear in excessive heat, cold, and other harsh environments. Another new feature is the count meter which displays both the number of times the chain is engaged and the total time the hoist is in use. It gives you the data needed to call ProTek for maintenance at the exact time you need us. 


These changes do not reduce the safety requirements for every hoist we sell. Each machine still meets all specs for UL 1340, ASME H4, ISO M5, the ANSI/ASME guidelines, as well as each state and federal labor safety standard. 

I can’t lay it out any better than this: The new Harrington 20-foot lift, 460 volts, hook mounted hoist is an amazing machine for your factory or other business. To make a purchase and schedule a delivery, call the ProTek sales team at 855-776-8354 to get started.

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Harrington NER 2 Ton Hook Mounted Hoist

As a small business owner, our NER 2 Ton Hoist can not only support your operation now but continue to do so as it grows.  It is a hook mounted hoist that is easily movable across a work floor or transferred to a larger facility from one that can no longer support you. Despite its official name, the Harrington NER 2 Ton can lift more than twice that if necessary. 


If your work area is not air-conditioned, that’s not a problem for our hoist. NER models feature Class B insulation and cooling fins for protection against overheating. They also utilize a TEFC or Totally Enclosed Fan-Cooled design. The fan blade, fan cover, and motor fin work together to cool both the motor and brake simultaneously. 


Speaking of the brake, our Smart Brake Technology makes it maintenance-free. The fail-safe design controls brake activation to reduce wear on the brake discs and maintain an accurate brake gap. This technology is how Harrington can offer a 10-year warranty with each hoist. Add to that a continuous 60-minute duty rating, and you have a hoist that outperforms nearly every other model in its class.


Let’s talk about the chain now. Our NER models use shorter and narrower links which increase the amount of surface area in contact with hoist gears. This provides increased tensile strength, and each link is nickel-plated for greater resistance to wear and corrosion. 


Since no two employees are the exact height, Harrington offers a Smart Limit option to help increase individual efficiency and further reduce wear on the chain. Employees can program lower and upper limits of the hook so that it stops exactly where they need it for repetitive loading and unloading tasks. 

As you can see, the Harrington NER 2 Ton Hook Mounted Hoist is a perfect choice for your workspace. If you are not yet convinced, contact our ProTek sales team at 855-776-8354 for more information about product specs, pricing, and shipping costs.

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Lever Hoist Choices for Manufacturing Operations

What Lever Hoists do Companies Need?

The right lever hoist depends on the organization. ProTek has an option for every small manufacturing operation and other light-duty applications. Our designers meet with customers to learn their needs, and then quickly recommend one to the individual customer’s needs and specifications; then our installation team can easily set one up. Regardless of what your company assembles, manufactures, or repairs, ProTek has the right choice for you.

A lever hoist is also designed to be easily removed and portable. They provide a safer option for lifting and moving small loads that are often otherwise moved precariously with fork trucks and rigging that also take additional time to setup. For small shops that cannot afford to have a trolley system installed, this allows owners and employees to move the hoist from one overhead hook or other connection to another. Many users keep one in their vehicle or a large toolbox for both professional and personal use in multiple locations. Due to the design, however, the lift capacities are necessarily lower. At ProTek, we have two models available; the Huntingdon LX003 and the LX005.

The LX003 has a lift capacity of 1/4 Ton or 500 pounds. The LX005 Model is a sturdier option with a lift capacity of a half-ton (1000 pounds). Both models have a steel frame with a die-cast aluminum body. The construction makes them very lightweight for their purpose and yet remain highly durable. They are a cost-effective and highly practical option for their specified load rating. Both utilize a Grade 100 chain with nickel-plating for strength and to resist corrosion. 

Lever Hoists Are Ideal for a Broad Range of Locations

Both Harrington hand-operated lever hoists are also designed to provide as much headroom as possible, to avoid shop accidents. The lever-action requires a minor amount of force to raise the height of an object with either hoist while the free-chain adjusting mechanism allows users to lower an object just as easily. Each lever hoist we sell meets the required industry, regulatory, and safety standards.

At Protek, we understand that our success is rooted in the achievements of our customers. Let us help you make it all happen. Regardless of which lever hoist is the best option for your operation, the ProTek design and installation teams can put together a package that meets every commercial requirement and budget. Contact us today to set up an in-person or online meeting to get started. 

We sell lever hoists to all areas of the country including Bowling Green, KY.

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ProTek Crane Repair and Maintenance

Where is The Best Crane Repair?

It is simple enough to untangle a pull chain, but once a crane doesn’t turn properly, a hoist begins dragging over a track, or pulley wheels begin separating from their trolley, it is time to bring in a repair specialist. ProTek Crane Solutions has the training and experience needed to provide quick, professional crane repair.

From moving generators and appliance housings to filling orders from inventory, a crane hoist is often the key piece of equipment in commercial operations. Keeping them in good repair and properly maintained can mean the difference in meeting weekly deadlines and last-minute orders. 

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At ProTek Crane Solutions, our crane repair techs meet all required training and safety requirements before we send them to your business. Each member of our work teams has hands-on training with equipment brands including CM, P&H, Shaw-Box, and Yale. When a new product becomes available, ProTek makes certain our specialists are among the first to learn how to repair and maintain it. 

Our crane repair specialists make certain each crane is in the best shape possible so that your business can operate at full performance. Since we cannot place a specialist with every client daily, however, ProTek recommends establishing a regular maintenance schedule for each crane and other hoist equipment item in your business. This helps us prevent small issues from becoming critical failures over time. It also keeps monthly and quarterly costs down to an affordable amount. Our scheduling office can help design a plan for every budget.

That said, not even the most thorough maintenance schedule can prevent every breakdown. Anyone with a fair amount of factory or maintenance experience knows that it always seems to happen at the worst possible times; late at night, end of shift, or minutes before a holiday weekend are just a few that come to mind. This is why ProTek Crane Solutions adjusts its schedule to meet critical work stoppages. We do everything possible to get your crane and technicians back to work as quickly as possible. 

In addition to crane repair for businesses, we also provide maintenance, repair, and emergency services for these communities: Nashville, Hopkinsville, Chattanooga, and Bowling Green. So regardless if you need an emergency repair or want to schedule routine maintenance for your operation in Tennessee, contact ProTek Crane Solutions today.

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Options for Manual Chain Hoists

What Manual Chain Hoists do Shops Need?

The correct manual chain hoist depends on the type of business operation. For small appliance assembly and repair, a push trolley such as a Harrington PT010, with a lift of 10 feet and one-ton capacity, is an economical and efficient choice for those factories and other operations where the product or other item must traverse over longer distances.

The L5 Model of the LB028 is an excellent choice for heavier industrial items, with a weight capacity of two and three-quarter tons. Depending on the height of the warehouse and positioning needs, managers can choose between hoists with a lift of 5, 10, 15, or 20 feet.

If a business needs a lift capacity of 10 tons, then the Harrington PT100 is an excellent option. It comes with contoured wheels that fit both flat flange and tapered beams. The PT100 is also equipped with sealed, precision ball bearings that lubed-for-life for low friction and are also maintenance-free for long life in less-than-ideal conditions.

Most push trolley or PT manual chain hoist models also have a geared trolley or GT option more suitable for hoists that traverse over shorter distances. The GT options also provide for better load control. Geared trolley options are available with various lift capacities from half-ton up to 20-ton models.

For lift capacities up to 2 tons, the Harrington GT020 is economical for all material handling. It is an exceptional piece of equipment for assembling items such as cabinets and motors for refrigerators and light manufacturing.

The GT050 has a lift capacity of 5 tons while still weighing only 104 pounds. It is pivot-mounted, which helps assure smooth movement across beams and allows both wheels and side plates to cross over joint welds and other irregularities. This design also serves to keep an even load over all four wheels.

Regardless of whether the choice is a PT or GT manual chain hoist, ProTek’s Harrington trolleys are among the easiest to install. Our technicians can quickly make adjustments to the threaded hanger shaft of these models in the half-ton to five-ton range, a series of simple rotations. They all have machined cast iron wheels for long life and are ATEX rated for limited use in hazardous environments.

Each GT or PT hoist in ProTek’s inventory meets every industry and regulatory standard. That includes ASME/ANSI B30.16, OSHA, NASA-STD-8719.9, and EU Directives: 2006/42/EC. Contact us today for an online or in-person appointment with one of our design team representatives to determine which manual chain hoist or other product best matches the needs of your business. ProTek Crane Solutions is here for you.

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