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Premium Mobile Cart Sky Hooks:
Portable Lifting Cranes

The Premium Sky Hooks with Mobile Cart Base are by far the most popular portable hoists we offer. Due to their versatility around the facility, full 360° rotation, and ability to reach into machines and over benches, Sky Hook portable jib cranes are invaluable pieces of equipment. These small cranes are very popular for CNC machines and other equipment where there is not room enough to extend legs beneath the load.

The mobile cart is designed to match common utility cart dimensions for easy integration and maneuverability into any facility. With 6” x 2” casters and a structural steel construction the cart provides a stable platform for transporting heavy parts. Sky Hook portable cranes with Mobile Carts are unique in that they offer full 360° rotation without legs extending forward beneath the load. This is accomplished through the use of built in load bearing support legs, which can be extended for lifting or retracted for transport and storage. With the base support legs retracted, this versatile portable lifting crane can be transported though a standard 3’ doorway.

As part of the Premium Sky Hook product line, our portable lifting crane models incorporate the popular LoadLock clutch brake mechanism, allowing for easy-to-operate, secure lifting of up to 500 lbs. Unlike the friction brake found in the Economy Line Sky Hooks, the Premium LoadLock clutch brake does not require the operation of a lever to control the load’s rate of descent. With the LoadLock clutch brake, lowering the load is as easy as cranking the hand wheel in the counter clock-wise direction.

Sky Hook mobile cranes are designed to require counterweight to the amount of 125% of the load being lifted or 630 lbs. for the maximum load capacity. While many customers choose to utilize weights they already have Sky Hook offers counterweights sold separately or in kit form, depending on the application requirements.

Mobile Cart Sky Hooks lifting cranes are available in both roller chain and cable configurations.

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Model #: 8770
Premium Chain Sky Hook with Mobile Cart 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: 58.5”
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Model #: 9770
Premium Cable Sky Hook with Mobile Cart 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: 57.7”
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Sky Hook Premium Mobile Cart Portable Jib Crane Features & Benefits:

  • Reaches easily into machine without legs beneath load
  • 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
  • Lifts, transports, and stores machine accessories, material, or heavy awkward items.
  • Designed to fit a 3-foot standard aisle and tight, hard to reach areas
  • Use on CNC equipment and all other general lifting requirements
  • 6" x 2” Transforma casters allow for smooth, precise movement
  • Heavy duty 12ga. steel top shelf with angle posts for maximum strength
  • 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
  • CE marking available upon request
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Sky Hook Premium Mobile Lifting Equipment Specifications:

  • Load limit 500 lbs. / 227 kg.
  • Brake style: LoadLock clutch brake
  • Overall height (including base): 71.6”
  • Overall reach (center of hook to center of vertical tube): 21.3”
  • Sky Hook rotation in base: 360° (under load with support legs extended)
  • Sky Hook weight: 26 lbs.
  • Base weight: 128 lbs.
  • 6" x 2” Transforma non-marking rubber casters (2-swivel w/ brakes, 2-rigid)
  • 33.1" overall cart width with support legs retracted
  • Simple crank up to raise the load/crank down to lower the load operation
  • Brake locks automatically
  • Custom modifications available
  • Counterweight Required!
    • Option 1: Customer supplies own counterweight. Note: Counterweight minimum MUST be at least 125% of lifted load.
    • Option 2: Purchase counter- weight kit, load capacity 500 lbs. (See Part# CW-630-KIT)
    • 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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Sky Hook Portable Lifting Device Recommended Accessories:

Roller Chain vs. Cable

Sky Hook with roller chain

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.