ORL Overhead Reel Lifter

Overhead Reel Lifter


The BHS Overhead Reel Lifter (ORL) can be used for lifting, transporting, and loading reels into racking when lifting the reel from the bottom is not possible.

A fully loaded reel of electrical cable stored at ground level rarely provides the clearance a typical Reel Handler Attachment requires. In these situations, the Overhead Reel Lifter creates the opportunity to safely lift reels of up to 5,000 pounds from above.

The ORL attaches securely to lift truck forks. A safety chain can attach to the mast or to a fork, adding another level of protection. Beams include keyhole chain-link slots for virtually instant adjustment when working with reels of different sizes.

In between uses, store the ORL’s hooks and chains in an integrated storage tray. This fork attachment has a small footprint to conserve space when not in use, and it provides a vital service when you need to lift a reel that lacks ground clearance.

Call our sales team at +1 314 423 2075 to learn more about the features and benefits of the BHS Overhead Reel Lifter. To browse through other reel-handling equipment from BHS, download the detailed PDF from the above link.

  • Intended for use with lift trucks of sufficient capacity
  • Safety chain attaches to the mast or fork, secured via slip hook with spring-loaded clasp to ensure engagement
  • Features dual load beams to accommodate 24” and 32” (610 mm and 813 mm) load centers
  • “Keyhole” chain-link slots on each beam allow quick adjustment to 22″, 28”, 34”, or 40” (559 mm, 711 mm, 864 mm, or 1016 mm) wide span
  • Wide throat hooks accommodate up to 4.25” (108 mm) carrier axles and allow for easy engagement and disengagement
  • Storage tray conveniently houses the hook and chain assemblies when not in use
  • Durable powder coat finish resists both acid and scratches
  • 5,000 lb (2268 kg) load capacity
  • ORL