TT-932: Hoist Chain Maintenance

TT-932 - Hoist Chain Maintenance

Models Affected: All Portable Gantry Cranes

Chain inspection and lubrication are the most important aspects of hoist maintenance. Routine maintenance of the hoist chain is essential in prolonging the service life of the hoist chain as well as other related components.


Chain hoists are often the most overlooked and under maintained equipment in facilities. With regular maintenance, consisting mostly of cleaning and lubrication, chain hoists can be durable, long lasting pieces of equipment.


Regular maintenance should be performed per the hoist manufacturer's recommended service intervals found in the hoist manual.

BHS offers a Hoist Chain Cleaning and Lubrication Kit (P/N 80722001) which contains a cleaner and lubricant ideal for chain maintenance.

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