Lifting and rigging attachments are used on a crane or hoist between the hook and the item to be lifted. Lifting and rigging attachments must be properly configured for the weight of the load, the type of crane or hoist, and the type of chain, rope, or hook being used to lift the load.
There are many different product types. Choices include: C-hooks, clamps, fork tines, grapples, lifters, magnet lifters, shells or buckets, sling release systems, spreader beams, tongs or grabs, vacuum lifters and weighing equipment. Maximum load capacity, maximum lifting volume, and application or use are important specifications to consider.