Godwin Uses 100K steel to manufacture hoists. 100K steel is superior to Grade 50 material in strength in that it is 100,000 lbs minimum yield rather than 50,000 lbs minimum yield. Just as with Grade 50 and AR materials, all 100K steels are not equal. The biggest advantage of using ASTM certified material is consistent pliability and weldability without sacrificing resilience and strength. Many uncertified 100K brands are brittle and difficult to shape and weld, which decreases the quality of craftsmanship and in some cases could eventually compromise the hoists structural integrity. Godwin uses only ASTM certified 100K steel.
High strength 100K steel is a bit more expensive than Grade 50, but the potential return due to weight savings is much greater. Because 100K steel is 100% stronger than 50K steel, hoists manufactured of 100K steel can be constructed of thinner material without sacrificing strength. Weight savings are very beneficial to haulers who get paid by tonnage. The weight savings can also benefit those who want to conserve fuel.
- 100% stronger than 50K steel.
- Can provide substantial weight savings without sacrificing strength.
- Most Godwin hoists are constructed of certified 100K steel.
Godwin suggests that all customers interested in purchasing hoists ask the manufacturer for mill material certifications to ensure that they are getting what they're paying for. If it's not premium certified ASTM 100K, then the customer may get a product constructed of lesser quality, lower yielding material.