Why Do I Need a Spreader Bar?

A spreader bar is a type of below-the-hook lifting device used to aid crane operators in picking up large and sometimes heavy loads. The idea behind a spreader bar is to simply distribute the load of a lift across more than one point, increasing stability and decreasing the loads applied during hoisting. Most commonly used when the object being lifted is too large to be lifted from a single point, and not designed to take any adverse loading caused from angled slings during the lift. Read more →