How to Order Trimotion


  1. Determine weight to be lifted. The weight to be lifted will determine what we call the “capacity” of the unit. For example, if you need to lift a 95 lb. load, you would want a 100 lb. capacity unit.

  2. Determine range of movement from the lowest point to the highest point. The range of movement will determine what we call the “hook travel” of the unit. The hook travel and the capacity need will determine the Bal-Trol ® hoist you need.

  3. Determine ideal control. Are you looking for lift assistance, e.g., “picking and placing”? For lift assistance check out the Sensi-Touch ® and Speed Handle Controls. Are you looking to balance a load, i.e., rendering a load “weightless”? See our Balance Controls.

  4. How much room do you have for the Bal-Trol unit? No space constraint? Use Full Capacity Model. Tighter Space? Use Modular unit or the Pro-Air Bal-Trol.

  5. Should the Bal-Trol pneumatic hoist be mounted horizontally or vertically? Your decision will depend on space configuration and user preference. Horizontal units have the advantage of saving overhead space, while vertical units have the advantage of only requiring a single mounting point. The new Single Mount Pro Series retains both advantages by keeping the tube horizontal, but still only requiring a single mounting point in the center.