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Economy Reverse Cherry Picker Sky Hooks

Compact in design, the Economy Reverse Cherry Picker Sky Hooks allow easy access into machinery to remove or reposition heavy or awkward items that need to be changed, modified or stored after use. These Sky Hooks are particularly popular for CNC machines and other equipment where there is not room enough to extend legs beneath the load. With a low profile counterweight tray and ergonomic push handle, the operator will enjoy the ease of access for rigging and transport the load with ease. 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.

These mobile Sky Hook industrial lifting devices are design to require counterweight to the amount of 125% of the load being lifted or 630 lbs. for the maximum load capacity. While many of our customers choose to utilize weights they already have, we do offer the counterweight as well if desired. The counterweights are sold separately or in kit for, depending on the application requirements. With a base width of 34”, the Sky Hook can be transported though a standard 3’ doorway with the load still hanging from the hook.

The Economy Reverse Cherry Picker 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 #: 8565
Economy Chain Sky Hook with Mobile Reverse Cherry Picker 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: 64.8”

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Model #: 9565
Economy Cable Sky Hook with Mobile Reverse Cherry Picker 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: 64.0”

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Economy Reverse Cherry Picker Sky Hooks Features & Benefits:

  • Designed to reach into any area without legs under load
  • Fits through a standard 3-foot aisle and maneuver into tight hard-to-reach areas
  • 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 and base can be disassembled for easy transportation and storage
  • 6" x 2” polyolefin casters allows for easy, precise movement
  • Fits through standard 3'0 door
  • Includes built in steel counterweight tray (counterweight sold separately)
  • Constructed of high strength steel
  • Maintenance free
  • Limited manufacturer’s warranty
  • Meets applicable O.S.H.A. & ASME requirements
  • Made in the U.S.A. since 1969

Economy Reverse Cherry Picker Sky Hooks Specifications:

  • Load limit 500 lbs. / 227 kg.
  • Brake style: Lever Operated Friction Brake
  • Overall height (including base): 72.7”
  • Overall reach (center of hook to center of vertical tube): 21.3”
  • Clearance reach (center of hook to front of base): 10.9”
  • Sky Hook rotation in base: 30° (15° ea. way)
  • Sky Hook weight: 26 lbs.
  • Base weight: 107 lbs.
  • 6" x 2” polyolefin casters (2-swivel w/ brakes, 2-rigid)
  • 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
  • Counterweight Required!
    1. o Option 1: Customer supplies own counterweight. Note: Counterweight minimum MUST be at least 125% of lifted load.
    2. o Option 2: Purchase counter- weight kit, load capacity 500 lbs. (See Part# CW-630-KIT)
    3. o Option 3: If load is less than 500 lbs., purchase individual counterweights. Note: Counterweight minimums MUST be at least 125% of lifted load. (See Part# CW-42LB)

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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.