1017 Olive Street, Suite 1000 C, St. Louis, MO 63101
TEL: (314)436-9019    (877)MOVEHWP
FAX: (314)436-7626


HWP Equipment


HWP maintains a large fleet of modern, high-quality rigging and transportation equipment. Our team of qualified rigging specialists possesses the knowledge required to utilize our state-of-the-art equipment to its fullest extent; providing our customers with a quality engineered solution for their specific task. All of our equipment is regularly inspected and serviced to ensure the highest levels of on-the-job safety and streamlined operation in the field.

We utilize the abilities of our skilled engineers and craftsmen to design and fabricate lifting devices for special applications. Our wide selection of rigging equipment includes Versa-Lift® fork trucks, mobile cranes, spreader beams and rigging equipment, gantry cranes, rough-terrain fork trucks, and much more.

The Versa-Lift is a unique forklift in which the frame extends in order to achieve greater lifting capacities and is equipped with a removable hydraulic boom. The Versa-Lift was designed specifically for moving heavy machinery smoothly and safely over solid floor surfaces. HWP has a fleet of Versa-Lift fork trucks including the 25/35, 40/60, 60/80, and 85/115 Versa-Lift models. This range of machines is capable of handling loads up to 140,000 lbs.

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Versa-Lift 25/35 Load Chart
Versa-Lift 25/35 Operators Manual
Versa-Lift 25/35 Parts Book

Versa-Lift 40/60 Load Chart
Versa-Lift 40/60 Operators Manual
Versa-Lift 40/60 Parts Book

Versa-Lift 60/80 Load Chart
Versa-Lift 60/80 Operators Manual
Versa-Lift 60/80 Parts Book

Versa-Lift 100/140 Load Chart
Versa-Lift 100/140 Operators Manual
Versa-Lift 100/140 Parts Book

The Mobilift looks very similar to a light duty mobile crane, though this relatively small machine is capable of lifting up to 75 tons while occupying about half the space that would be required of a truck crane with comparable capacity. This machine is well suited to jobs that require lifting a heavy load in a confined workspace such as a manufacturing facility or power plant. Another major advantage over mobile cranes is that the Mobilift can be delivered to a jobsite on a single tractor trailer, whereas other machines may need to be broken down and delivered to a jobsite on several tractor trailers. This advantage keeps transportation and setup costs low and allows us to work mobilize quickly, work safely, and complete the job efficiently.

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Lift Systems 75 Ton Mobilift

The Goldhofer transporter is an amazing transportation machine that is designed to move extremely large and heavy loads. The transporter can be broken apart into modular units and built to a wide variety of shapes and sizes. The unit can be towed behind a conventional road truck for over-the-road travel or can be set up as a self-propelled unit for operation in confined areas. For excessively tall loads, a 40’ long trailer well with a ride height of 14” can be installed between modular axle units. HWP has moved loads weighing over 1 million pounds using the Goldhofer transporter.

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HWP’s Hydra-slide beam system offers a very safe and precise means of moving extremely large loads over short distances. The system consists of beams with a smooth upper surface on which sit shoes that support the load. Hydraulic power is used to push the shoes along the beams at a slow rate of speed. The overall height of the beam system is 8” so the load remains close to the ground for the duration of the move. The system eliminates the need to suspend a heavy load overhead, eliminating many safety and logistical concerns. Hydraulic control means that the load can be located precisely on its supports. Common applications of the slide system include relocation of large power transformers, fluid/gas vessels, and transfer of large loads between rail and road transport equipment.

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HWP has several hydraulic gantry crane systems for precision lifting applications. Gantries can be an ideal solution for projects which require a very heavy load to be relocated in a precise manner or in situations where a crane cannot be setup close enough to the work area to safely lift a load. Our largest gantries have the capability to lift a 1200 ton load and place it with a precision of 1/8". Gantries can be assembled with hydraulic beam trollies to provide true three-axis movement in both the vertical and horizontal directions. In many cases gantry systems can provide a cost-effective alternative to a mobile crane lift.

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Lift Systems 48A
Lift Systems 4040
Riggers EZ600
Riggers Quad 4

The engineering team at HWP encounters new and exciting heavy lift and rigging problems on a daily basis. We use the latest computer software and analysis techniques to design innovative, practical lifting apparatus for a wide variety of applications. All of our rigging hardware is designed using the industry standard 3:1 safety factor and is load tested before being put into service.

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HWP maintains a fleet of tractors and specialized trailers suited for transportation of various large loads. We commonly use our two fixed length and width steerable 13 axle units, our steerable expandable 13 axle perimeter trailer, and our 18 axle steerable trailer to transport various loads. We have a wide variety of covered van trailers, flatbeds, single-drop, and double-drop trailers for various applications. Visit our equipment page for an inventory and description of our fleet.

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The Riggers TriLifter is specifically designed to move heavy loads in confined spaces.  It is perfect for moving heavy industrial machinery and equipment, and tilting and setting presses. Whatever the TriLifter picks up, it can carry.  Easy to transport, the TriLifter can be driven on and off a low-boy or tilt deck under its own power.  Digital display of load weight, boom and counterweight position, coupled with two-speed hydrostatic drives, permit precise handling in the most demanding and confining situations.  Automatic overload shutoff prevents the operator from exceeding design capacity regardless of load configuration or position.  Wide wheels spaced to distribute the weight of the TriLifter and its load minimizes floor loading. One common use for this machine is the installation and removal of overhead bridge crane trollies.

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Riggers TriLifter 65 Ton

The Traksporter is designed to move heavy equipment by remote control. The robot-like hydraulic carriage can be controlled and monitored by a single operator, eliminating the need for a director to communicate with the machine operator over the noise of a running forklift. This machine provides ultimate control over the load and provides the ability to precisely position a load in tight areas without pushing or pulling on it with a forklift. The machine is designed to utilize a minimal amount of space so that production in crowded plants is not interrupted by the moving process. This is a very impressive and fun machine to work with; and it is very well suited to certain rigging jobs that would otherwise require a great deal of time and material resources.

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