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Specialized Rigging Equipment

Rigging is the art of moving the unthinkable

At Murphy Rigging, we take the time to understand the intricate needs of your rigging project. We love to invest in state-of-the-art specialized rigging equipment to fulfill cross-industry needs.

The right rigging equipment combined with unrivaled expertise can do wonders for relocation projects of every size and scale. Our range of crane rigging equipment includes modular lifting towers, heavy-duty sliding gantry systems, jacks/rollers, tuggers, overhead cranes, and modern leveling equipment.

We also provide a wide range of lifting sling choices like wire rope slings, alloy chain slings, synthetic slings, web slings, round slings, twin-path round slings, and metal mesh slings.

Specialized Rigging Equipment, Specialty Rigging

Wide Choice of Specialized Rigging Equipment

We have the most extensive inventory of cranes and specialty rigging equipment in the entire Midwest. You can now choose from the following list of rigging equipment.

3,000-60,000 lbs.

35,000 lbs and 120,000 lbs.

Gantry Systems
2,000- 800,000 lbs.

Boom Truck Services
15,000 – 40,000 lbs.

Truck Crane Services
60,000-900,000 lbs

Winch Tractors and Specialized Trailers
Specialized tractors to handle projects of every scope

Tri-axle, Air-ride Tiltbed Trucks
Tilting bed trailers; Air ride trailers up to 800,000 lbs

Tramming and optical leveling equipment
Laser leveling; Tramming systems for equipment of all sizes

Precision hand tools and air dollies
Tools for any Millwright job

What is Specialized Rigging Equipment?

Moving heavy objects requires a specialized set of tools called rigging equipment. This equipment is used to transport heavy loads from one location to another by connecting the load to the lifting machinery. Equipment for rigging is commonly used in industries like construction, manufacturing, transportation, and event staging.

Commonly Used Rigging Equipment

There are many specialized tools used for rigging and millwright services. It’s vital to the safety of any lifting project that you understand what they are and how they work.

Lifting Slings

Many diverse tasks are suited to the various lifting slings available because of their individual advantages.

The pliability of nylon rigging slings, for instance, makes them ideal for use with completed or fragile machinery. On the other hand, when you need a sling that won’t stretch too much, polyester rounds are your best bet. Here are a few of the most commonly used types of slings.

Wire Rope Slings

Wire rope slings, which come in a variety of lifting capacities, provide users with a reliable and adaptable means of accomplishing a wide variety of lifting tasks.


Chainslings are a sturdy alternative to other lifting methods, with the added feature that they have an easy-to-use hook mechanism. These slings can be found in single, two-leg, and four-leg configurations, and they can support a wide range of weights.

Polyester Webbing Slings

These flexible yet durable slings come in a wide variety of styles, each designed to accommodate a unique load.

Spreader Beams

Spreader beams are a versatile, adaptable lifting solution that may be set up in a wide variety of ways to meet the specific needs of any given lifting job. You can use either synthetic or wire rope lifting slings with these beams.

Rigging Shackles

Shackles are the links that tie your rigging system together. Anchor shackles, D-shackles, and other specialty shackles are all available options.

Load Cells

Load cells, which come in a variety of designs, are tension-monitoring sensors. They can make your workplace safer and help your machinery last longer.

Rigging Equipment Safety

Safety is a vital part of any rigging project. All equipment should be inspected regularly and in proper working order. Knowing when and how to inspect rigging equipment is a necessary part of safe rigging operations.

Inspecting Your Specialized Rigging Equipment

The frequency with which specialty rigging equipment must be inspected might vary based on the type of equipment and the amount of time it is put to use. In-house, qualified personnel should perform frequent visual checks. It is important to check that the rated capacity of newly delivered rigging equipment is adequate for the loads you will be rigging and that it is the correct piece of equipment. Daily pre-use inspections of rigging gear for damage, flaws, and wear are also recommended.

Equipment that is being utilized for several purposes or at different times of the day should be inspected before each shift change and after each change in use. At the very least once a year, you must have a certified inspector check on your machinery. This periodic examination should be scheduled once every month to once every three months, depending on how often the lifts are used, what they are used for, how severe the conditions are, and how long the equipment is expected to last.

Maintaining Specialized Rigging Equipment

Incorrect maintenance can cause even the most durable equipment to fail. Rigging equipment can deteriorate from use if it is subjected to extreme conditions for an extended period of time or if it is used for very demanding tasks.

A few things to remember when working with rigging gear include:

  • Observe the manufacturer’s recommendations regarding the load weight, angle, center of gravity, and other factors.
  • Utilize the equipment at its safe working temperature. As an illustration, synthetic web slings may become affected if the temperature rises above 180°F (82.2°C).

After completing rigging operations, it’s crucial to maintain specialized rigging equipment in a secure and proper location. Use the following suggestions to preserve the rigging tools’ quality and longevity:

  • Avoid exposing specialty rigging equipment to UV and sunshine as they may fade or lose integrity over time.
  • Avoid letting your equipment get wet, as this could accelerate rust and other wear. If you are working in a damp environment, wipe the equipment right away and as often as possible.
  • Equipment should be kept away from heat, mud, and moisture. These substances have the potential to harm the tools and reduce their reliability.

You can keep everyone involved with a rigging project safe by employing safe rigging techniques, proper maintenance and inspection, and common sense.

Working with Murphy Rigging

In addition to moving equipment, many industrial rigging companies also offer millwright services. Murphy Rigging provides all of the specialized rigging equipment and services required for rigging, millwright, machinery moving, and more.

With our vast assortment of specialized rigging equipment, our machinery movers are able to offer the highest level of service and professionalism. Thanks to our diverse set of skills and experience, we can guarantee a quick, easy, and affordable experience

When you have an elephant in the room, we are here to help you relocate it.