Kenco Pipe Lifting Clamp

Kenco offers an easy, safe and cost-effective way to move RCP, ductile iron, PVC or steel pipe. The Pipe Lift will grab and release pipe from inside the cab. It will double production of pipe installation versus methods using slings and cables.

No additional hydraulics are required to put the Pipe Lift into operation – it hooks up with just a lifting strap and shackle. The unique design allows each model to grip a wide range of pipe sizes. Centering the lifter on the pipe is not necessary and its narrow profile makes removal from tight trenches easy.

The machine operator simply sets the lifter down onto the pipe. This causes it to grip onto the pipe, and it will not release until it has been set down firmly into position.

The PIPE LIFT is available in sizes to accommodate all types of pipe from 7.62 cm OD to 3,855.5 cm OD. Model capacities are available from 680.38 kg to 3,855.53 kg.



Feb 16, 2015

Canadian Underground Infrastructure: Kenco Pipe Lift




Pavement removal bucket

The Kenco Slab Crab is a pavement removal bucket specifically engineered to expedite the removal of asphalt, concrete roadway and bridge decking. The Slab Crab’s unique design allows the operator to have complete control over the slab during the removal and loading process. This pavement removal bucket has a flat bottom which allows the operator to remove bridge decking in tight quarters, and it allows for removal of road decking without disturbing the subbase.

The excavator operator is able to utilize a cantilever effect by tilting the Slab Crab which allows the slab to easily slide into the opening of this pavement removal bucket. The tapered opening makes it easy for the operator to acquire the slab and that same taper enables the Slab Crab to accommodate a great range of thicknesses. Once a slab is obtained, the operator can simply lay it on a flatbed, place in the back of a dump truck or stack it in a desired location. With contractors reporting that the Kenco Slab Crab increased productivity by 80% or better, it’s easy to see why this attachment should be in every company’s equipment arsenal.

Equipment used to lift pipe

Kenco offers a variety of pipe lifting equipment. Whether its concrete, ductile iron, pvc, corrugated, steel, terracotta or the like, Kenco has you covered. The Pipe Lift’s design allows each model to handle multiple pipe diameters. Not only does it safely lift but the operator can use it to push the pipe together. Since the Pipe Lift is automatic, there is no need to have a laborer in the ditch to disengage the lifter from the pipe once the joint is installed. Now that’s productivity.

Say you have pipe dimensions that fall outside our standard models. No worry, Kenco’s engineering department is second to none and will gladly design the lifter you need. From standard models starting with 4” pipe and the largest to date being a custom model for 142”, the possibilities are endless. Looking for another option to move pipe? How about the Kenco Pipe Hook. This pipe lifting attachment basically looks like an elongated “C” or its sometimes referred to as a hairpin. Regardless of the analogy, the design is simple and very effective. The operator slides the lower section into one end of the pipe and lifts. To make the process easier on the operator, our clever engineering staff has replaceable polyurethane pads on all “Pipe” contact areas. Each model of Pipe Lift has a very generous range. The smallest starting at 10” and the largest exceeding 60000 pounds. Safely increase productivity.

Seriously, what’s not to like here. Well, Kenco also offers a Super Lift, that when equipped with the correct bolt on tine set, can move just about anything. Rocks, logs, brush, barrier, block and you guessed it, Pipe. Each Super Lift model offers 3 pipe tine sets that cover just about anything. If not, let us know what you have, our engineering staff is up to the challenge. When it comes to equipment used to lift pipe, Kenco has you covered.

How to Lift Precast Concrete

There are many construction companies that use a precast concrete system instead of pouring concrete on site. Production of precast concrete is used in a wide range of applications. These include architectural panels, free-standing walls, landscaping blocks, capstones, security walls, barriers, and pipe. Forming the precast concrete is completed on the ground level, which increases safety during the process. There is more control of the quality when the system can be completed in a precast plant rather than on a construction site. Also, the forms that are used in a precast plant can be reused many times over. This allows for lower cost of formwork when compared to that of casting at the job site.

Lifting, moving, and positioning the precast concrete systems can be quite cumbersome due to the weight, size, and shape of the object. Maneuvering a concrete pipe or panel to attach the lifting straps can be just as burdensome. Fortunately, there are other options available for contractors who prefer a more productive method when handling these materials, such as precast lifting devices or concrete panel lifters.

Kenco Corporation manufactures a wide range of precast lifting devices and attachments that are specific to the needs of the precast concrete worker. A Pipe Lift is used to grab, lift, and set concrete pipe directly into the trench. Jersey wall and other security barrier wall systems can be easily moved using the Kenco Barrier Lift. Our Kenco Multilift will move cut stone, block and slabs. These are just three of the precast lifting devices that Kenco has designed and engineered to enhance the capabilities of the precast contractor. Many of these actions can be accomplished with just one machine and one operator.

Kenco prides itself on making the job of contractors easier, more productive, and more cost effective with its panel lifting devices.

Factors to consider when choosing a lifting device

Frequently here at Kenco we are requested by a customer to provide a below the hook lifting device based solely on the dimensions (height, width, depth) of the object being lifted. While these parameters are likely the most pertinent, there are a host of other factors necessary to take into consideration in order for our engineers to provide the best solution.

Second only to dimensionality, is the material and structure of the object being lifted. If the object lacks the structural integrity to tolerate a pressure grip type of lift, it is necessary to determine what aspects of the object can be exploited to perform an alternate lift operation. Example: Does pipe need temporary bracing (stulling) to prevent crushing?

The amount of clearance available for the lifting operation is also an oft-overlooked factor. All aspects of the device’s intended use should be considered, including but not limited to:

– Distances between the object to be lifted and adjacent objects
– in storage
– in transit
– in staging
– at final placement
– allowable overhead clearances
– any changes in the orientation of the object that need to take place during the operation (such as from laying flat to standing upright position).

Another major factor in choosing the right Kenco lifting devices for heavy objects is the type of equipment to be employed in both the handling and transit operations. Excavator attachments, forklift adapters, cranes, etc.. all have different operational characteristics that affect the handling of the object.