OTH Pioneer Rigging said it has “reached a milestone of 600 remote controlled LudwigHooks at work just two years after introducing the hooks to North America.”
Each hook weighs only six pounds, the company said, and was built to withstand harsh outdoor environments without needing to be charged at the end of each work day.
The hooks have been implemented by 130 users in 40 states, the firm said, across a variety of industries including steel erection, wood construction, metal building system installation, ports and terminals, and overhead manufacturing.
“On average, crews that have implemented LudwigHooks are eliminating 150 hours each year simply by cutting the time it takes to release the load. Based on customer feedback, this translates to $1,900 per week and users typically see a return on the investment in 10 weeks,” said Oliver Gleize, president of OTH Pioneer Rigging.
The LudwigHooks were designed by a logger in Germany and were known for being compact, durable and versatile, said the firm.
“When I decided to bring the lifting solution to North America in 2021, my business partner and I went on a 10,000-mile tour across the country with a truck and trailer to demonstrate the benefits of using a quick release hook,” said Gleize.