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Old 12-31-2017, 07:38 PM
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Default OSHA Certification\Chain Hoists

I was offered a Harrington 5 ton, CG chain hoist today for $100. I turned the offer down believing it was hot for that price and selling out of his truck but now I'm wondering. After some searches OSHA requires yearly certification, components including the chain do have a life cycle requiring mandatory replacement after "X" many certifications depending on industry and use. There are even companies in the business of doing certifications. I've seen certification stickers on overhead cranes and other large equipment but never on a chain hoist.

Anyone ever come across offers like this or use non-certified equipment? The guy that made the offer told me that dealing in non-certified OSHA equipment is his business. It's a new one to me.
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Old 12-31-2017, 08:10 PM
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If your not installing these in an OSHA inspected shop, no worries.
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Old 01-01-2018, 10:35 AM
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If your not installing these in an OSHA inspected shop, no worries.
This was my first thought. Then I considered even though regulations can be oppressive they usually exist for a reason. Is this stuff worn out? Is it safe? I assume where certification is required the stuff is probably heavily used. It's why I wondered if anyone had seen or used similar equipment. I believe it was probably not stolen now and would take a chance on it. Used ones on ebay list at $500 to $1,200. I didn't expect that and I'd have gotten it to sell if nothing else. It was probably a "I need money for New Year's Eve," price. Too late now though. Thanks Doug.
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