OX Hook is a simple attachment for moving most common ballast blocks.
"Use an OX Hook to unload a trailer or stack blocks two-high on a base plate or four-high in the winter."
The OX Hook eliminates spinning, allowing the operator to place each block in one move.
The OX Hook yields 50-66% labor savings over using a chain. Flotation-type turf tires also allow the operator to run at up to twice the speed of a standard forklift, smoothing out expansion joints or a rough piece of concrete. The block is short coupled to the machine, eliminating excessive swinging that might otherwise destabilize a loader.
OX Hook design eliminates the need for someone to climb up and jump off a trailer, or climb tiers of blocks to hook a chain on the top block. Avoiding those activities reduces the potential for falls or twisted ankles, and frees crew members for other tasks.
Tricks and Techniques
Speed comes from planning out your operation, starting with where to park the truck in relation to the work area. Since blocks are loaded from both sides, having the work area directly behind the truck creates equal transfer distances and less travel.
It takes about 10 minutes operator time to become 80% efficiency (80% of the speed of the best operator). At 1 hour, of operator time, you will reach 100%, and be as fast as you will ever be. Like all power equipment, some operators at better than others (see tricks and techniques above).