Lift beams and spreader bars for container lifting. Custom spreader frames, telescopic spreader bars.

BUILD YOUR OWN ALUMINUM SPREADER BEAMS with END CAP KITS

About Tandemloc's Aluminum Spreader Beam Kits
Custom spreader beams without the custom price and without the custom lead time.
FAST Shipping and “off the shelf” prices! In-stock and ready to ship --- ready to use!
Create the exact length you want — Slip and pin them together fast. Better than modular designs that use fixed length bolted together sections. Easy-to-use pins replace easy-to-lose bolts and nuts.
Tremendous capacity range — Tandemloc kits allow you to build aluminum spreader beams with capacities ranging up to 62,000 lbs!
Huge inventory on hand — We stock every size Aluminum End Cap for a quick turnaround!
Save freight costs or add value — Buy your pipe locally or buy it from us and we’ll paint it and label it for you. We can test the assembly too, upon request. (If you purchase pipe locally, be sure to follow our standards to avoid failure of spreader!)
Spreader Beam Kit Video and Images

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ALUMINUM END CAPS AQ31A00 Specifications and Drawings
End Cap Drawings | Specifications | Pipe Capacities

The Tandemloc
Aluminum Spreader Beam End Cap

 

Spreader beam assemblies
(End Caps with cut-to-length pipe)
can be proof tested and
certified on request.

The AQ31 series Aluminum End Caps extend the highly successful concept first developed by Tandemloc with our AC25C End Caps which allow customers to define and assemble ASME B30.20 compliant Spreader Beams. The AQ31 Series Aluminum End Caps provide the same capability while offering a lighter WLL range and a substantially lighter product while offering the strength and durability needed in the sometimes harsh environments confronted in the manufacturing and construction work situations.

With capacities ranging up to 62,000 lbs., the aluminum design offers end users high WLL to lifter weight ratio, flexible “build-your-own” capability and with the lighter lifter weight the AQ31 series product literally allows customers the ability to hand-create a spreader beam without the assistance of a crane or an extra pair of hands. Lighter lifter weight also translates into a higher effective load capability, the real possibility for air transport, single operator recovery vehicle applications, and a lower shipping cost. Our AQ31 series End Caps are made from 6061-T6 aluminum for its high strength and durability in naturally corrosive marine environments typical of areas Tandemloc has found its products in use. All AQ31 sizes are in stock. Utilize the “build-your-own” feature by sourcing your pipe locally or buy the whole package from Tandemloc as we inventory the 6061-T6 pipe! Pipe can be cut to the necessary length for your Spreader Beam. The AQ31 series End Caps are painted with a marine quality double epoxy white paint and are individually proof tested to 125% of the WLL.


Each End Cap is proof-tested, ships with certificate.

  • Material is ASTM 6061-T6 Aluminum, Ref.
  • Finish: Sandblast, Prime and Paint White
  • Designed and Manufactured to meet or exceed ASME B30.20 and BTH-1, Design Category B, Service Class 0.
  • Spreader beam assemblies made up of End Caps and cut to length pipe can be proof tested & certified for the loads shown in the chart below upon request.
  • It is the user's responsibility to conform to the span and the pipe specifications exactly as indicated!
  • Caution: Never use a sling angle of less than specified. NEVER EXCEED THE WORK LOAD LIMIT (WLL) for the pipe, per the span indicated, nor the capacity of the end cap! Failure to stay within these limits could result in lifter assembly failure, leading to property damage, injury or death from a falling load.
DIMENSIONS NOT LISTED ARE AVAILABLE BY REQUEST
  PART NUMBER WLL MAX
@ 45° per Pair
WLL MAX
@ 60° per Pair
Proof Tested to: Calculated Weight Each
AQ31A00-025A 12,000 LB. 17,000 LB. 21,250 LB 5 LB
AQ31A00-030A 24,000 LB. 28,000 LB. 35,000 LB. 8 LB.
AQ31A00-035A 30,000 LB. 40,000 LB. 50,000 LB. 14 LB.
AQ31A00-040A 36,000 LB. 62,000 LB. 77,500 LB. 20 LB.

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END CAP DRAWINGS:

2.5" Aluminum End Cap, WLL 17,000 LB. MAX (AQ31A00-025A)


3" Aluminum End Cap, WLL 28,000 LB. MAX (AQ31A00-030A)


3.5" Aluminum End Cap, WLL 40,000 LB. MAX (AQ31A00-035A)


4" Aluminum End Cap, WLL 62,000 LB. MAX (AQ31A00-040A)

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ALUMINUM SPREADER PIPE* CAPACITY CHART


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ALUMINUM END CAP PIPE AQ31P
Use Our Pipe or Yours
Spreader Pipe Specifications | Drawings | Pipe Capacity Chart | Assembly Instructions
From 2.875" to 4.5" OD steel pipe, Tandemloc stocks various sizes and can cut to length and prepare the pipe, making it ready to use upon delivery. We will drill the holes in the correct locations, paint and label the pipe according to the appropriate working load limit (capacity) for your kit.

We can also proof-test the assembled kit and provide certification. Otherwise the pipe is not proof tested; only the End Caps are proof tested. The pipe we specify meets the load demands experienced by the spreader pipe portion of the assembly. They are certified to the material specification & test report received from the pipe manufacturer and for the work load limit noted in the pipe chart when used with the appropriate End Caps and conform to the lift angles noted on this drawing and the end caps.
The pipe producer's material test report is attached to the TANDEMLOC certification. If supplying your own pipe, it is critical that you purchase the correct pipe, meeting the correct ASTM designation and all other specifications contained on drawing SAQ31P.
USE THE INFORMATION ON THIS PAGE WHEN SUPPLYING YOUR OWN PIPE

DRAWINGS

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PIPE SPECS

  LG. BASED ORD#
(See Above Image)
SPREADER
PIPE SIZE
O.D. WALL THICKNESS 2X C A øB CUT PIPE
LB./IN.
AQ31P-25X-PA 2.5" NPS 2.875 .276 11.00 1.50 .63 2.705
AQ31P-30X-PA 3.0" NPS 3.500 .300 14.40 1.50 .63 3.547
AQ31P-35X-PA 3.5" NPS 4.000 .318 17.88 1.50 .63 4.414
AQ31P-40X-PA 4.0" NPS 4.500 .337 19.66 1.50 .63 5.288


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ALUMINUM SPREADER PIPE* CAPACITY CHART


ASSEMBLY INSTRUCTIONS

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RAPID READY TOP RIGGING
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  • Immediate price quotes on the phone.
  • Top Rigging Sales Drawing provided at quotation.
  • Shipped within 5-7 work days* from receipt of your order
  • Standard Top Rigging Configuration Includes:
    • 1 Master Link
    • 4 Flemish Eye Splices (Wire Rope Only)
    • 2 Chain Connectors (Chain Only)
    • 4 Thimbles (Wire Rope Only)
    • 2 Bolt Type Anchor Shackles. See illustration.
  • All Rigging is proof tested and ships with a proof test certificate.

For applications requiring pipe lifting, check out our Rapid Ready Lift Beam & Pipe Grabs Combo Lifters page.

Be ready with up to 3 pieces of information when you call: Your Lift’s Required Capacity, the Tare Weight of your Spreaderbar, and the Spreaderbar’s Maximum Span.  Need something different? Higher capacity? Greater spread? Different lifting problem? Tell us what you need...Inquire for lead time and pricing.

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*Note Rapid Ready Program Limitations listed for both Wire Rope and Chain Top Rigging

Wire Rope Top Rigging

  • Limited to Two Legged Wire Rope Slings
  • Up to and including 1-1/2” Wire Rope
    • @ 45° Sling Angle, WLL limit is approximately 58,000lbs.
      • This depends on other factors such as Tare weight
    • @ 60° Sling Angle, WLL limit is approximately 71,000lbs.
      • This depends on other factors such as Tare weight
    • Custom Sling Angles are possible
  • Standard design includes Master Link, Sling Legs, Thimbles & BTAS (Shackles)

Chain Top Rigging

  • Limited to Two Legged Chain Slings
  • Up to and including 1/2” Gr 100 Chain
    • @ 45° Sling Angle, WLL limit is approximately 21,000lbs.
      • This depends on other factors such as Tare weight
    • @ 60° Sling Angle, WLL limit is approximately 25,000lbs.
      • This depends on other factors such as Tare weight
    • Custom Sling Angles are possible
  • Standard design includes Master Link, Sling Legs, Chain Connectors & BTAS (Shackles)

"Rapid Ready" Program

Additional Terms and Conditions

The following terms and conditions are in addition to those identified in 3006.06a:

  • Applicability: These additional terms only apply to those items identified as part of the Rapid Ready Program as shown on the Tandemloc website.
  • Shipping Schedule Obligation: Rapid Ready Products will be shipped within 5-7 "Tandemloc Work Days" after receipt of payment. The 5-7 day schedule begins on the next Tandemloc Work Day after receipt of payment and ends on the day the item is shipped, or is ready for pick up in the case of orders placed for customer pick up.
    • Customer Pickup: The item is considered "shipped" once the customer is notified by e-mail that the item is ready for pick-up.
    • Tandemloc Work Days: Are days where Tandemloc is open and producing products. This is typically Monday through Thursday, not including Tandemloc holidays. (Fridays are also not included as our Production Department is closed on Fridays). Inclement weather or other day(s) wherein Tandemloc is unexpectedly closed are not to be considered "Tandemloc Work Days."
  • Payment Terms: All orders for Rapid Ready products are prepaid or by credit card. This applies to all customers regardless of prior payment terms for other orders.
  • Cancellations/Returns/ Refunds: Are not allowed unless Tandemloc fails to meet the above shipping schedule obligation or the item is not manufactured in accordance with the sales drawing provided to the customer with the order acknowledgement.

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Aluminum Spreader Beam Kit Price Quote

Save freight costs by purchasing the pipe locally, (especially on very long and heavy pipe) or keep a few different diameters and lengths on hand for versatility

With Aluminum Spreader Beam End Caps, you will always be ready to make that lift. Aluminum Spreader Beam End Caps are available and can be shipped by common carrier. They are relatively easy to install and built to last. Aluminum Spreader Beam End Caps are proof tested by TANDEMLOC.

PLEASE NOTE: Competitors have a style with the top shackle hole location designed for a specific sling angle (45° assumed.) This design puts the shackle pin location above the pipes centerline and eccentric to the bottom lift hole. If an angle other than 45° is used, the loads couple introducing additional bending loads to both top shackle hole and spreader pipe, reducing its useable length. Tandemloc's end caps apply loads to the pipe in a strictly axial direction at any sling angle (from 0 to 89°) maximizing the column strength of the spreader. In this way, the TANDEMLOC end caps offer the greatest possible variety of spans and capacities.

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