Light duty work truck cable hoists

The hoist can handle 20,000 pounds in containers up to 18 feet long.

WINAMAC, IND. Galbreath has launched its new WT-1216/X and WT-2018/X work truck series cable hoists. The new models were designed to offer a lighter-duty option to Galbreath’s original 8-inch main-frame, single-axle cable hoist. The main users are expected to be landscapers, general contractors and private waste haulers who need less power and easier maneuverability.

The WT-1216/X and WT-2018/X can transport loaded containers and equipment up to 20,000 pounds and 18 feet in length.  With a stout 6-inch main frame, these new hoists have electric over hydraulic controls using a wireless remote, making it easier to “spot” containers much more efficiently and safely while monitoring low clearance and maneuvering through difficult-to-reach or tight metropolitan areas.

Engineered and manufactured in the United States with a variety of truck chassis in mind, the new cable hoists are bolt-on ready and installed with no welding required. The hoists also come standard with externally mounted secondary manual controls, BOC (back of cab) mounted steel tank w/ dual sight/temp gauge, adjustable bolt-on rear apron and split bumpers and dual 4-inch lift and winch cylinders. The hoists are also tarp system ready, with a mounting platform that is compatible with Pioneer or other tarp brands.

The work truck series hoists are also customizable, with custom engineering layouts to ensure the best fit for each customer, as well as a host of options, including toolboxes, back-up cameras, fenders, expanded light packages, auxiliary front stops and a side-mount oil tank.

“Galbreath is committed to using our unsurpassed hoist knowledge and expertise to solve customer problems through innovations and new product development,” said John Defenbaugh, Wastequip’s commercial president.

“Many of the hoists available on the market are simply overkill for many end-users in terms of size and power.  By offering a smaller, lighter-duty option, the WT-1216/X and WT-2018/X fill a need and present a compelling product option for previously underserved markets, like landscapers, general contractors and private waste haulers.”

Safety features include an automatic spring loaded (pass over style) front safety lock, in-cab ¾-inch flashing LED hoist up warning light, back-up and hoist alarms and dual safety/maintenance props.

Additional product features include:

  • 3 micron return filtration inside of steel tank
  • LED lighting
  • Rear wing skid plates & 2.5 inch outside rail rollers
  • 5/8-inch cable & 8-inch cable sheaves w/ UHMW wear guides
  • Tarp/valve mounting platform & protective valve cover

The WT-1216/X and WT-2018/X have been field tested in hauler operations to over 4,000 cycles and come with a standard one-year hoist and two-year limited hydraulic system warranty. The hoists are available for sale now.