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How To Rig and Lift an Off-Center Load

Lifting a load with a centered center of gravity isn’t too difficult. But how do you lift a load with a weight that is not evenly distributed? In this video we take a look at how you can lift and balance an off-centered load with your crane or hoist.

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In this video:

0:00 – Intro

0:39 – What is an off-centered load?

1:54 – Lifting a centered center of gravity

2:32 – What happens if you lift an off-centered load?

3:31 – How to adjust for an off-centered center of gravity

4:57 – How to rig for an unknown center of gravity

5:46 – Adjusting for center of gravity with a lifting beam

7:19 – Adjusting for center of gravity with a chain sling

8:01 – Adjusting for center of gravity with an Adjust-a-Leg®

8:37 – How to adjust for the height of the center of gravity

9:32 – What steps should you take when rigging a load?

10:17 – How can you learn more?

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