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In today’s business climate, the importance of reliable, verifiable load testing cannot be overstated. When your lift weighs hundreds or thousands of tons and is worth millions of dollars, you need rigging you can depend on—rigging that you know will lift the load and lift it safely.


165 ton load test of a 30 ft. (gray) turbine-lifting spreader beam


Each Yarbrough Cable location is equipped with load test machines calibrated in accordance with ASTM E4 standards—with load accuracy of + / – 1% up to 3,000,000 lbs—and traceable to the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).


R&D break test of 4 inch structural strand


195 ton load test of a 150 ton ladle hook


The computer-controlled, load test machine at Yarbrough Memphis has a 1500 ton capacity up to 200 feet of length and a 500 ton capacity beyond 200 feet up to a maximum length of 450 feet. As seen in the photos here, the open body design of the machine facilitates rapid connect and disconnect of assemblies to be tested and provides easy access for testing tools and equipment…ensuring quick turnaround for customer tests. Smaller test machines of 175 tons and 36 tons are also available at our Memphis location. Branch locations in Little Rock, AR and Muscle Shoals, AL have test machines of 100 metric tonnes capacity.


247 tonne load test of a crane boom pendant equalizer link


Yarbrough can perform load testing of wire rope, chain, synthetic slings, hoists, rigging hardware, spreader beams, hooks, shackles, custom fabrications, and related components, as well as pre-stretching of wire rope. Yarbrough also provides on-site rigging inspection and on-site load testing to 100,000 lbs., using E4 calibrated, portable load cells.


150 ton load test of a custom-built anchor chain jack


Our three full-service rigging shops in the Mid- South are ready to serve your testing needs. Contact a Yarbrough rigging professional today to discuss testing for your next project.


Study it forever and you’ll always wonder...test it once and you’ll know.


Memphis, TN - Head Office 950 Stage Road 800 . 395 . 5438


Little Rock, AR


3000 West 65th Street 800 . 749 . 3690


Muscle Shoals, AL 1904 Webster Street 256 . 383 . 3212


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