May 2006

By : 
Dave Sleightholm

Thousands of wire ropes of all different types, sizes, and construction are manufactured throughout the world, and the differences in these ropes have a dramatic effect on strength and operating characteristics. Because of their differences, wire rope selection can be a very difficult task for someone without basic wire rope knowledge.

By : 
Todd Moir

Even the smallest rental company has a few scissor lifts in its fleet. For those jobs where a ladder just won't get the job done, a scissor lift • when used properly • can be the safest and most productive way to accomplish the project. Because scissor lifts are such basic machines • they go up, down, and back and forth • they should be relatively easy to inspect, right? Well, yes and no.