Hoists or mobile column lifts are an essential piece of equipment in the mining industry, serving as a crucial means of servicing, repairing and maintaining plant and machinery, vehicles and trucks that are used daily.

We will explore the many ways in which hoists can improve safety, efficiency, and productivity on a mine site. We will also discuss the various types of hoists available and the factors to consider when choosing the right hoist for your workshop on any mine site. Whether you are a mine manager looking to improve operations or a technician seeking to learn more about hoists, we hope that this blog will provide valuable insights and information.

So, let’s dive in and learn more about the important role that hoists play in the mining industry!

  1. Improved Safety: One of the primary benefits of using a hoist to service mining vehicles is the improved safety it offers. By using a hoist, technicians can safely lift assets to facilitate ease of access and reduce stress on their bodies. This reduces the risk of accidents and injuries on the job.
  2. Increased Efficiency: Hoists are much faster and more efficient than traditional methods of servicing mining vehicles. They can lift assets quickly and easily, reducing the time and effort required to perform maintenance and repairs.
  3. Enhanced Accuracy: Using a hoist allows technicians to position the asset to allow for improved accuracy for major jobs such as gearbox replacements, which can improve the quality of repairs and maintenance.
  4. Improved Access: Hoists provide technicians with better access to hard-to-reach areas of mining vehicles, which can make it easier to perform maintenance and repairs. This can be particularly useful for larger vehicles that may be difficult to work on using traditional methods.
  5. Reduced Downtime: By using a hoist to service mining vehicles, technicians can complete maintenance and repairs more quickly and efficiently. This can help to reduce downtime and improve the overall productivity of the mine site.

Inca Lifts offers a range of hoists specifically designed for vehicles used in the mining industry, including the KP-75 and KP-55. Both of these hoists are designed to provide safe and efficient heavy and light asset lifting capabilities.

The KP-75 is a high-capacity hoist where each post can lift 7500 kg (30T for a set of 4) and the KP-55 is a smaller hoist that can lift 5500 kg per post (22T for a set of 4). These are usually grouped into 2, 4 or 6 based on your needs.

Both the KP-75 and KP-55 feature robust construction and advanced safety features to ensure safe lifting. They are also designed to operate in a wide range of environments and conditions, making them a reliable choice for mine sites around the world. If you need a high-quality hoist for your mine site, consider the KP-75 or KP-55 from Inca Lifts.

When choosing a hoist for your mine site, it is important to consider factors such as the lifting capacity you require, and the operating environment. By selecting the right hoist for your needs, you can ensure that you are maximizing the efficiency and effectiveness of your operations.

We hope that this blog has provided valuable insights into the many benefits of hoists on a mine site and the factors to consider when choosing the right hoist for your needs.