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Innovative Rigging

With specialized equipment and unique, below-the-hook rigging tools, we're up to any challenge.

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Having the right tool is critical for any project, but often a need is so challenging that it requires a device that is specifically designed for that unique problem.

Our customized rigging services are designed to help you meet the challenges of time and space constraints, minimize downtime, and safely lower your project's overall cost.


We can cut your critical path with innovation. The removal and replacement of heavy plant equipment often involves complicated and time-sensitive challenges, especially during outages and turnarounds. Barnhart's world-class innovation, engineering and technology gives you customized solutions to minimize downtown and keep your plant operational.

Barnhart has one of the nation's largest inventories of equipment for alternative lifting and engineered rigging. Our wide range of options – Modular Lift Towers (MLT), tip sticks, skid systems, pull-up gantries, cantilever systems, hydraulic turntables, strand jacks, powered saddle rollers, sliding gantry, self tailing, and hydraulic gantries, combined with our unique, below-the-hook rigging tools, allow our engineers to design innovative solutions to difficult lifting challenges. These specialized lifting solutions offer a competitive alternative to traditional cranes, often providing lower site congestion and mobilization costs.

The Barnhart Advantage

Built-in Safety

All of Barnhart's processes, as well as our custom designed tools, are designed by our engineers with the optimum safety standards in mind. Efficiency and speed are useless attributes without safety.

Engineered for Innovation

Because most of our specialized rigging tools were designed and fabricated by our in-house engineering team, no one knows them like we do. Each tool is custom designed to solve the unique challenges faced by our customers.

Rigging Magic

Often the real benefit to accessing Barnhart's crane inventory is what happens above the hook. Barnhart's custom-engineered rigging tools can help safely save hours or even days over traditional methods used by other crane companies.

Obstacles Are No Obstacle

Our alternative lifting and rigging tools minimize jobsite congestion to make it easier to move plant equipment in, out, up and around congested plant equipment - without modifying or removing existing structures.

Over 50 Branches

Barnhart has one of the largest crane inventories in North America. When our inventory is combined with our national network of branches and other rigging tools, there are very few jobs we can't handle.

Barnhart Toolbox

Barnhart gives you access to custom-designed and fabricated rigging systems that cannot be found anywhere else — tools specially engineered to safely save you time and money. Barnhart also has one of the largest crane inventories in North America. When our inventory is combined with our national network of branches and other rigging tools, there are very few jobs we can't handle.


Cyclotron Assembly, Transport and Set Project Image

Cyclotron Assembly, Transport and Set

Barnhart was called upon to provide logistical and heavy rigging expertise to receive and assemble an $8 million piece of medical equipment, known as a

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World's Largest Tunnel Boring Machine Move Project Image

World's Largest Tunnel Boring Machine Move

One of Barnhart's largest lifts ever took place in Seattle and involved the world's largest tunnel-boring machine. In early April, the $80 million machine

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Craneless Blade Bearing Exchange Project Image

Craneless Blade Bearing Exchange

Barnhart was hired to exchange blade and pitch bearings ata wind farm in Texas. The team employed a new “craneless” method. This method utilizes a

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Custom Rigging Devices

Barnhart assisted a nuclear plant in the removal and replacement of its Spent Fuel Handling Bridge (SFHB). The project required special rigging, designed

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Feedwater Heater Replacement Project Image

Feedwater Heater Replacement

A great Lakes area nuclear plant in Wisconsin needed to replace four feedwater heaters (FWH) and Barnhart was called in to complete the project. In order

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Rail Bridge Replacement Project Image

Rail Bridge Replacement

Two 100-year-old rail bridges needed to be removed in California. The first was 164 feet long and weighed 520,000 pounds. The second was 200 feet long with

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Stator Removal and Replacement Project Image

Stator Removal and Replacement

Barnhart was hired to remove and replace a stator at a nuclear plant in New Jersey. A load test was first performed, which involved the assembly of a

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Hydraulic Gantry

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Tip Stick

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Modular Lift Tower

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Moveable Counterweight

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Standard Cantilever Configuration

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Pull Up Gantry

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Hydraulic Skidding System

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