From Concept to Completion
Our custom lifting designs begin with a concept, then shortly move on to our engineering experts. Here, possible solutions are researched and developed to meet the requirements of the application. Once the design and resulting prototype has been finalized, the new custom lifting device goes through rigorous testing procedures to ensure its worthiness of the Kenco name.
Dual Hook Culvert Box Lifter
The Cypress Street Outfall Regional Storm Water Improvement’s main purpose is to reduce the duration and depth of flooding in residential and commercial areas of W Cass St, N Rome Ave and W Gray St in Tampa, Florida. The entire project, lasting approximately 24 months, incorporated green solutions while enhancing pedestrian safety.
The overall design involved installation of 7,300 linear feet of interconnections to the existing storm water system. Among the connections were over 6,000 linear feet of storm water box culverts including double 8′ x 8′, as well as single 10′ x 5′ and 6′ x 5′ dimensions.
The Mechanical Pipe Hook was the core of the design. It allowed a way to angle the boxes for installation. However just one hook wouldn’t be wide enough to support the horizontal span, even with the wing attachments. Kenco’s team of engineers determined that two Pipe Hooks with the wing attachments would do the trick.
To make it work, a custom spreader beam was designed to join two lifting hooks as one unit. Each hook could be mounted at a different width to achieve a wider stance. The angle of the hooks can be manually adjusted via a mechanical slide system central to the beam apparatus. Each hook also included Kenco’s exclusive culvert wing attachments to assist in stabilizing and supporting the load. The final design resulted in providing a fast and safe solution for installing these huge culverts.
Rocket Engine Lift
The specifications for this custom lifting device required that it grip onto cylindrical shapes that were packaged in crates. Minimal clearance was a factor, and the resulting design successfully accomplished this task.
Roots Pump Housing Lift
The Pump Housing Lifter was designed specifically to make moving pump housing easier by allowing for hands free lifting and releasing of the pumps. The lifting device sets down and grabs the lip of the pump automatically.
The Capstone Lifter – Now a Standard Model
Our engineers are continually working on project-specific lifting accessories. These almost always begin with a customer request to develop a way to increase productivity, and to do it safely. One such request led to the development of the Capstone Lifter.
By using the same technology that has made one of our lifting supplies, Kenco Barrier Lift, so successful, the engineering team designed and built a stone lifting device that spans these much-wider blocks. The original design had a 24″ to 26″ grip with a 1500 capacity. In 2020, it was determined that a higher capacity was needed as some capstone blocks exceeded 1200 pounds. The newest design, along with some minor design improvements, now boasts a 1600 pound capacity with the standard 24″ to 26″ grip range. Buy now in our online store.
Heavy-Duty Block Lift
Modified block lifter to pick up heavy duty blocks. Capacity of 30 ton with a grip range of 58″ to 62″.
No Scratch Rocklift
Unique modification of a standard Rocklift to use pads instead of serrated tines. This design change was requested from the customer to assist with no scratching their rocks.
Capacity: 12,000 lbs
Using two Pipe Hooks on an adjustable lifting beam for picking up heavy culvert boxes. The Pipe Hooks can be also removed and used individually. The particular span of the box culverts for this project was 6’ to 10’, although this same principle can be applied to other sizes.
Custom Size Pipe Lifter
The design of the Pipe Lift (and similar attachments) allows for modifications to increase capacity by increasing the number of tines. The Gas Pipeline Lifter uses this principle to increase the capacity of a standard PL2750 from 2750 to 3400. Watch this video to find out how.
Direct Pin Pipe Hook
This Pipe Hook was designed to direct pin to the machine using a Rototilt R6 PG80 coupler. The intent was to have full control in limited space to maneuver the concrete pipe segments into place. This same principle can be applied to other machines and couplers as direct pin or using our exclusive UniLug adapter. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
Gas Vessel Lifter
Metal Curb Lift
BFFL26K58.5 ‘Barrier Fence Foundation Lift’
CIL2C6 ‘Meter Housing Lift’
CSL6K27T39 ‘Cut Stone Lifter’
BLK6K24T30 ‘Bin Block Lifter’
PH5250SBF ‘Balancing Hook Lift for Wooden Slabs’
Half block Lifter
HCW3K144 ‘Hollow Core Wall Lifter’
Smooth Sidewall Lifter
Drill Stem Lifter
Versatile Grip Lifter
SAL6C59T65 ‘Single Arm Lifter’
PH78K15 ‘HD Pipe Hook’
Sidewall Lift – SWL16K4W-3LINK
Leveling Link to Adjust CG
LB17K164ZIP Lift Beam (Connects 3 Zipper Lifts)
Side Pipe Lifter
KL6KTWALL ‘Zipper Wall Lift’
Low clearance single slope wall lifter
Wood Block Lifter
Duct Wall Lifter
Crash Barrier Lift (Product-Specific)
KL9K6T12NRWV2 ‘Glare Screen Lift’
This special single arm lifting device was developed to handle 600 pound capacity – 48 inch wide monument blocks that have an extreme slope on one side. We also offer a standard Monument Lift with a 4″ to 16″ grip.