Bishop Lifting Products

2013 December Newsletter!
 Gator-Laid Slings


Bishop Lifting Products fabricates a heavy lift sling called the "Gator-Laid". This eye & eye style sling was designed by Slingmax Rigging Solutions and is made of 9 parts of wire rope and has parallel stacked eyes with 12 parts of rope in each eye.  These features make the Gator-Laid™ very flexible, strong and rugged.


Click here for a chart of capacities. 


Liftmax Personnel Baskets


BLP Ultra Personnel BasketBLP designs and fabricates suspended personnel lifting platforms used to transport workers on construction sites. These personnel lifting baskets are made to meet or exceed ASME B30.23 Personnel Lifting System standards.  We also build custom personnel baskets for specific applications.

Click here for a Liftmax Personnel Lifting Baskets excerpt from our Liftmax Catalog.

Rigging Tip: Alloy Chain Sling D/d Ratios


Are you aware that alloy chain slings have recommended D/d ratio for basket hitches? 

For basket hitches, the minimum recommended diameter of the load is 6 times the nominal chain diameter.  Also, there is a rated capacity reduction of 20% for choke hitches.  The attached page shows shows the rated capacity reduction for D/d ratios highlighted at the bottom.



McKissick Lead Sheaves


McKissick lead sheaves are designed to control your deck lines horizontally and vertically.  These sheave assemblies are extra heavy duty and built to withstand breaking strengths of EIP IWRC wire rope.  Also, they are flame hardened with machined grooves.


For information see the attached Crosby catalog page for details and/or custom specials.





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In This Issue


Gator-Laid Slings


 Liftmax Personnel Baskets


D/d Ratios for Chain Slings


Lead Sheaves


2014 Calendars


Upcoming Events

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Need Rigging Training?


We are excited to announce a new added service for our customers!  Bishop Lifting Products now has an in-house training specialist for on-site crane and rigging training. 


Here's a brief look at some of the trainings offered:

  • Basic Rigging
  • Signal Person
  • Forklift Operator
  • RFID
  • Ton Mile
  • and many more!

Click here to download a copy of our Training Catalog. 


Upcoming Events

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February 4-5, 2014


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