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Hercules SLR: Lifting the Magic – Rigging the Niagara SkyWheel

In the heart of Clifton Hill, Niagara Falls, stands a majestic marvel that captures the essence of fun, excitement, and breathtaking views – the Niagara SkyWheel. Soaring to a height of 175 feet, this iconic Ferris wheel is a testament to human ingenuity and engineering prowess. Behind the scenes, playing a crucial role in the installation of this towering attraction, is Hercules SLR – the trusted provider of rigging equipment and solutions.


The Challenge:

Bringing a colossal structure like the Niagara SkyWheel to life involves a complex orchestration of various elements. The need for precision, safety, and efficiency is paramount in such endeavors. This is where Hercules SLR steps in, offering a comprehensive range of rigging equipment and expertise to ensure the successful installation of this giant Ferris wheel.

Precision in Planning:

The installation process begins with meticulous planning. Hercules SLR works closely with project managers, engineers, and construction crews to understand the unique requirements of the Niagara SkyWheel. The team evaluates factors such as load capacity, environmental conditions, and safety protocols to design a customized rigging plan tailored to the specific needs of the project.

Quality Rigging Equipment:

Hercules SLR provides a wide array of high-quality rigging equipment essential for the installation of large structures like the Niagara SkyWheel. From wire ropes and slings to hoists and lifting hardware, every piece of equipment meets industry standards and undergoes rigorous testing to ensure reliability and safety. The precision-engineered tools from Hercules SLR contribute to the seamless execution of the installation process.

Safety First:

Safety is a top priority in any rigging operation, especially when dealing with a structure as massive as the Niagara SkyWheel. Hercules SLR places a strong emphasis on safety, providing certified training programs for the personnel involved in the installation. These programs cover the proper use of rigging equipment, risk assessment, and emergency procedures, ensuring a secure working environment throughout the project.

Expertise in Action:

The Hercules SLR team brings a wealth of expertise to the table, with years of experience in rigging solutions for diverse industries. This experience proves invaluable when facing the unique challenges posed by the installation of large amusement park rides. The team’s proficiency in rigging techniques and problem-solving capabilities contributes to the smooth and efficient execution of the Niagara SkyWheel project.

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The Niagara SkyWheel stands tall as a symbol of entertainment and wonder, attracting visitors from around the world. Behind the scenes, Hercules SLR plays a crucial role in bringing this engineering marvel to life. Through meticulous planning, high-quality rigging equipment, and a commitment to safety, Hercules SLR ensures that the installation of the Niagara SkyWheel is a testament to the seamless collaboration between engineering excellence and rigging expertise. As the Ferris wheel continues to spin, it serves as a reminder of the remarkable capabilities achieved when precision, safety, and expertise come together.



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The Hercules Group of Companies encompasses a wide portfolio of products and services across 7 diverse companies:

Hercules SLR

All your rigging solutions under one roof – Products, Service, Repairs, Testing, Certification Training.

Atlantic Crane

Atlantic Canada’s Leading Crane Manufacturer and Solution Provider.

Spartan Industrial Marine

Industrial, Commercial and Recreational Marine Products, Services and Solutions.

Stellar Industrial Sales

PPE, Safety Supplies, Tools, Machine Sales, Machine Accessories, Hose & Rubber Products.

Boomer NDT Services

Full service non-destructive inspection company.

Wire Rope Industries Atlantic

Leading supplier of wire rope, wire rope slings, chain slings, synthetic slings, synthetic rope, trawl warp, guy strand and much more.

Fundy Machining and Millwright Services

Providing industry with quality machining and millwright services since 1975