The Sky Hook accessory Choker Collar is a quick and easy way to reduce the reach of the Sky Hook to the exact amount required to make the proper lift. Simply slide the Choker Collar over the front of the Sky Hook boom tube to pull the chain back to the desired location. Once in place, tighten the knob on the Choker Collar and start your lift. The Choker Collar position must only be adjusted when there is no load applied to the hook.
The Vise Hook creates the perfect lifting point for attaching your Sky Hook lifting device to a machine vise. Vise installation and removal are common causes of back pain and injuries in machine shops due to their heavy weight and awkward picking position. With your favorite Sky Hook model and this simple to use device, you can easily remove the threat of injury and save time.
Changing a lathe chuck no longer needs to be a dreaded experience. The Sky Hook accessory Chuck Hook makes chuck removal and installation a cake walk. By simply tightening the chuck jaws down onto the arbor of the Chuck Hook, you can safely and easily lift up to a 20” chuck without risk of injury.
Slings are the most universal rigging product available for securing a load beneath the lifting hook. These nylon slings are a great option to work with any Sky hook lifting device. The durable nylon construction means they’ll last a long time through the toughest of environments. Their double loop construction allows for multiple rigging configurations including basket, choker and vertical.
Commonly used for lifting heavy beams and other long material up building structures, lifting beams (aka. spreader bars) create a way to spread the rigging straps apart to maintain a steady load. The 6120 Series Spreader bars offer that same solution in a smaller lightweight design that can be easily managed by a single person. Included with the Spreader Bar are two BKG self-locking hooks for quick, easy to use, sling safe lifting. The hooks can be moved from their widest advertised width to a width of one foot less.
Offering the same overall functionality as the 6120 Series, the 6125 Series Spreader Bars come with 7/16” shackles in place of the larger sling safe hooks. The shackles can be moved from their widest advertised width to a width of one foot less. Shackles are a great way to attach to any type of rigging with ease.
Whether you’re purchasing a Tool Post Mounted Sky Hook for mounting to a lathe or just for general material handling, having the right Bolt Down Adapter to fit is invaluable. The Bolt Down Adapters allows you to mount your Sky Hook to any suitable flat surface with just two screws. With a height of around 2”, these adapters can be bolted down and left in place on a mill table or bench without taking up critical space. To install your Sky Hook on to the Bolt Down Adapter, simply slide the Sky Hook dovetail base right over the top and you’re ready to lift.
Counter weight is not just weight, it’s the proper weight amount in the correct location to be affective. For our Sky Hook lifting devices that require counter weight such as the Reverse Cherry Picker Sky Hooks and Mobile Cart Sky Hooks, these individual steel counter weights are the perfect solution. With a weight of 42 lbs. the amount of counter weight used in the Sky Hook base can easily be scaled up or down depending on the lifting application requirements.
For Sky Hook lifting device models like the Reverse Cherry Picker Sky Hooks and Mobile Cart Sky Hooks, counter weight is required. The only way to achieve the full load capacity is to have the full counter weight amount installed. Unless you have the appropriate amount of counter weight in a manageable format lying around, the Complete Cast Steel Counter Weight Kit is the way to go. The kit includes (15) easy to manage 42 lb. counter weights with handles, (2) bolt down mounting brackets, and the hardware to install them. Counter weights can be added or removed as desired to ensure you have the proper weight required to safely lift the load. It doesn’t get any easier than that.