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Frequently Asked Questions

We've collected some of the most popular questions asked about industrial hoist rental and construction hoists, as well as construction debris chute and created a list of FAQs to better serve you. If your question is not listed, feel free to get in touch with one of our team members so we can help.

What size do construction hoists come in?
  1. 5x10
  2. 5x12 (Actually 5 x 13)
How do they attach to the building?

With a series of structural tie backs that are anchored to the structure. Our general contractor and expert personnel offer guaranteed installation services.

Who operates them?

UHEI will orientate GC appointed "competent" operators. We can also provide operators at an additional cost to operate the trash chute or debris chute.

Are the construction hoists insured?

General Contractors are required to supply property damage insurance for job-specific equipment. 

UHEI can supply needed insurance for equipment at an additional cost.

Are the operators insured?

Operators provided by UHEI are covered under our GL and WC policies.

Operators provided by the General Contractor should be covered under their GL and WC policies.

What happens if the hoist breaks?

UHEI will provide an invoice, or if the General contractor participates in an online program, like Procure or Textura, we will submit Pay Applications using those programs. UHEI accepts Checks and Wire Transfers for payment of their hoist rental and equipment services.

Is there a deposit?

Yes. UHEI requires a Non Refundable Deposit of $10K per hoist car, and 50% of the optional items.

Is there any retainage?

UHEI does not allow retainage to be held from their payments.

Is there a minimal construction hoist rental?

The minimal construction hoist rental is established within the rental agreement.

Do I have to clean the hoist?

We understand the hoist is used on a construction site and will become dirty. However, excessive concrete splatter, blowouts, and dumping of concrete must be cleared off. UHEI at the end of the hoist rental contract, and upon receiving the equipment at our yard, will generate an invoice of what it will cost to return the equipment to rentable condition. It will be deducted from the Non-Refundable Deposit.

Do I have to do any maintenance on the hoist?

The General Contractor 

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Here at United Hoist, we provide construction hoist rental services that can meet the needs of various every construction job site. Our equipment are in compliance with the ANSI and OSHA requirements, thus, making sure that we offer the best solution for low rise, medium, and high rise construction projects.

Our team can help you prevent problems, therefore minimizing downtime, and providing class safety performance. Call us today for more information!


4301 North 40th St, Tampa FL 33610

(866) 236-7563

(813) 740-0535

(813) 740-1625

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