Selecting Hoist Accessories on Amazon.com
A hoist accessory on Amazon.com is considered any attachment, supplement, replacement piece, or maintenance item used for a lifting device. Hoist is a general term for any device that is used for raising or lowering a load, and these include blocks and tackle, power hoists, jacks, freight elevators, and even cranes. Therefore, hoist accessories are a wide-ranging and diverse group of items.
Hoist accessories can be as simple as an eyebolt, but they also include items such as hoppers and booms for a forklift and truck-mounted cranes and jibs. One can find hardware such as links, shackles, and bolt kits or replacement items like sheaves, rope, and hooks. There are also supplemental items such as web slings, remote controls, and chain bags or containers. There are cargo accessories including tarps, bungee cords, and tie-down straps with buckles or ratchets, and load binders.
The majority of hoist accessories on Amazon.com are hoist attachments, such as trolleys for moving a hoist along a beam or suction cups, magnets, clamps, and tongs for attaching a load. These include plate clamps, beam clamps, pipe grabs, and pallet lifters, as well as lifting beams and positioners, and load limiters or arrestors. To select a hoist accessory, know your lifting device type, manufacturer or brand name, and model number. Some accessories are "universal" in nature and will work for a number of brands or purposes; others are specific to a brand and application. Be sure to note the load capacity of the lifting device as that may also determine suitability of the accessory.