A material hoist moving construction materials up the side of a building.

Material hoists are an essential piece of construction site equipment, as they allow workers to easily transport materials and equipment to various building levels. They are a safer and more efficient alternative to manually carrying heavy loads up and down stairs or scaffolding.

At Scaffolding Solutions, we’ll provide you with a safe and durable material hoist system to meet the exact needs of your job site. 

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About Material Hoists

Material hoists are only allowed to transport material—not people. They move at 72 feet per minute, are governed by ANSI A10.5, and require minimal training to operate.

A material hoist is ideal for moving a wide range of materials, including:

  • Debris or trash
  • Construction supplies
  • Cars
  • Equipment
  • Anything other than a human being

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Advantages of Material Hoists

Using a material hoist offers many distinct advantages over using a forklift or manual labor to move materials up and down floors:

  • They’re much faster than any other form of material transportation.
  • Ideal for buildings ten stories high and below. 
  • General contractors won’t have to cover the cost of a full-time operator as they would with a transport platform configured to move human beings. 

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Alimak, Fraco, and GEDA 

Scaffolding Solutions carries several makes and models of material hoists to best suit the needs of your job site. Brands we work with include:

Alimak—We primarily use Alimak TPM 1300 material hoists due to their flexibility, reliability, and construction site productivity. Features include:

  • Platform length: 5’-3”
  • Platform width: 10’-6”
  • Max payload: 2,866 lbs
  • Max. lifting height tied: 656’

Fraco—The Fraco SEP Series offers the highest load capacities among single-mast transport platforms.

  • Standard car length: 12’-6”
  • Max payload: 5,000 lb capacity
  • Maximum height: 1,310’

GEDA—The GEDA 660 material hoist offers a smaller, more compact solution to quickly and easily move smaller bits of materials between floors. It can also double as a permanent installation in certain environments.

  • Dimensions: 4.5’ x 2.5’
  • Capacity: 660 lbs
  • Speed: 65 feet per minute

Why Work With Scaffolding Solutions?

There are several key benefits to working with Scaffolding Solutions for your material hoist needs:

Immaculate Safety Record—Safety is our #1 priority, and we were recently awarded the Diamond Level Safety rating from ABC Step. Each project we undertake gets a dedicated project and safety manager to ensure everyone goes home safely at the end of the day.

Dependable—Time is money in the construction industry, which is why we take punctuality very seriously. You can count on us when we say we’ll be at your job site at a specific date and time. We also offer 24/7 emergency support and response.

Decades of Experience—We’ve completed many unique projects over the past few decades that required outside-the-box solutions. We only employ long-time workers and engineers with experience in many different industries. 

Brand-Name Hoists—Bee Access, Alimak, and GEDA are some of the highly trusted, safe, and proven brand names that we carry.

Safe and Efficient Material Hoists

Let the experts at Scaffolding Solutions supply, set up, and take down a material hoist for your next project or job site. Our dedication to safety, integrity, and professionalism enables us to solve your toughest material-moving challenges.

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Resources

[Case Study] Suspended Scaffolding for Repairing Facade on a College Stadium

Engineering Scaffolding to Compensate for Wind Loads and Gusting

Scaffolding Operator Safety Checklist

Frequently Asked Questions About Scaffolding (FAQs)

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Customer Testimonials

The team at Scaffold Solutions really got me out of a bind this past week. Set-up scaffold on Saturday morning and came back Sunday morning to take it back down. Communication was great, speed and safety were excellent and price was fair. I appreciate the solid communication and follow-up from their team and they did a great job helping me get the steel installed in the elevator shaft. Thank you!
Kevin Taylor
Kevin Taylor
16:01 24 Jan 23
I recently had my fourth floor loft terrace enclosed. Scaffolding Solutions, LLC is the only choice you need to ensure your project is successful! Frank Giuliano visited my home and assessed the area, then coordinated with the Patio Enclosure installation manager to build a custom design that was efficient for the project. Frank’s customer service was remarkable. He constantly communicated updates and I felt very comfortable contacting him with any questions. The scaffolding crew only took one day to assemble and disassemble the scaffold without incident. They were pleasant, professional and respectful of my property. Hands down this was the best experience and I definitely recommend Scaffolding Solutions, LLC.
Giselle Allen
Giselle Allen
15:21 27 Nov 22
el lugar luce muy bonito, la atención muy amable
Muy bueno
Andi Lopez
Andi Lopez
17:30 20 Mar 19
Fantastic company
David Bucciarelli
David Bucciarelli
14:26 29 Sep 18
i love the work they did at DC
Matthew Aleman
Matthew Aleman
17:48 27 Jan 18
Great company and innovative scaffolds!
Jose Pietri
Jose Pietri
18:58 10 Nov 17
The best service and competitive pricing!
Diana DuVall
Diana DuVall
21:01 09 Nov 17
I work here
Tony Bullock
Tony Bullock
15:23 09 Jul 17
Scaffolding Solutions... All I can say is "WOW". I was impressed with the professionalism, courtesy and efficiency of the complete experience.
Timmy Willoughby
Timmy Willoughby
14:06 04 May 17
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