MOD 6: 6 Tonne Modular Spreader Beam

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MOD® - The Original and The Best

The MOD® Spreader Beam is the linchpin in Modulift’s product range; a versatile foundation that seamlessly modifies into the CMOD® & TriMOD Spreader Frames and shackle-free TRUNNION Spreader Beam. The MOD® 6 spreader beam is designed for loads up to 6 tonne.

Design engineered using 3D Design & FEA Analysis; manufactured to ISO9001, BSEN and DNV quality standards; and available for Same Day Collection or Next Day Delivery. It’s why Modulift is the global market leader below-the-hook.

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Choose from MOD® 6 (6 tonne spreader beam) up to MOD® 1100/2000 depending on load and span

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Mix and match components to re-use at different spans

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Modular, lightweight and portable

Call 01202 621 511 or email [email protected] for a quote.  Download the Modulift Brochure to view Load v Span Charts. For worldwide delivery, find your nearest Modulift Distributor.

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MOD 6: 6 tonne spreader beam
MOD 6 Spreader Beam Components

Component List of MOD 6 tonne spreader beam

Part Ref. Description Weight/Item
P1 End Unit 3.0kg
P2 Drop Link 0.6kg
P3 1000mm Strut 8.1kg
P4 600mm Strut 5.4kg
P5 300mm Strut 3.4kg
P6 200mm Strut 2.7kg
P7 100mm Strut 2.0kg
P8 4.75t Shackle 1.1kg
P9 3.25t Shackle 0.7kg
P10 M10 x 30, Grade 8.8, HT Bolts, Nuts & Washers

Powerful Performers: MOD® Spreader Beams in Action

Modulift’s iconic yellow beams are used across the Construction, Oil & Gas, Breakbulk and Wind sectors to solve lifting problems worldwide. Here are just some of the projects we have worked on. View all Case Studies.

Assembling a Modulift Spreader Beam

Each MOD® 6 (6 tonne spreader beam) includes your selected struts, two end units, two drop links, and nuts and bolts are supplied as standard. Slings and shackles can be also be purchased at an extra cost. Additional interchangeable struts can be bolted between the end units to either lengthen or shorten, making the beam re-usable at different spans.

Available in different sizes, from the MOD® 6 to the MOD® 1100/2000, all Modulift Spreader Beams are DNV Type Approved up to 600t capacity. Watch the video to see how a Modulift Spreader Beam should be assembled safely.

Why are MOD® Spreader Beams Globally Recognised?

Available Quickly

Don’t worry about long waits and delays. We hold stock of the MOD® 6 to MOD® 600 at our UK warehouse. Available for Same Day Collection or Next Day Delivery. For worldwide delivery, locate your nearest stock-holding Modulift Distributor.

Reusable and Long-Lasting

Investing in a Modulift Spreader Beam will continue to pay off for years. You can use your beam again and again, changing the span to suit any project.

Quality Engineering

With decades of experience under their belts, our in-house team of technical engineers design innovative, high-spec products that help ensure safe lifting around the world.

Portable

Our longest strut is only 6m – small enough for the back of a truck! Many of our Spreader Beam components can be handled by one person. Our QJ2 even comes in a handy carrying case complete with shackles.

Easy to Store

We can supply storage systems for improved inventory control, organised components, quick retrieval, and mobilisation. These include logistics cradles and stillages.

Adaptable

Strut sizes can be mixed and matched to suit different spans.

Custom Applications

We manufacture both standard and custom spreader beams. Need a nonstandard beam? No matter how unconventional the project, our engineers can custom design the ideal beam to suit it.

Interchangeable

Our spreader beams are uniquely flexible. From 2 point to 12 point lifts and everything in between, there’s practically no limit to what you can use our beams for. Watch our demonstration video to see how.

Lightweight

Our spreader beams are specially designed to provide you with a lightweight solution so your cranes can work at maximum capacity, reducing the weight of the lifting gear below the hook.

Spreader Beam FAQs

What is a spreader beam?

A spreader beam is a type of beam used to distribute (or ‘spread’) the load of a heavy item being lifted by a crane. A spreader beam puts a compressive stress on the beam as opposed to a bending stress. It is designed to keep the slings below the beam at a 90 degree angle to avoid the load being damaged. The weight of the load being lifted is equally distributed between the two bottom slings when the centre of gravity is central. 

What is the difference between a spreader beam and a lifting beam?

Spreader beams and lifting beams are both used to lift heavy loads, but the two are used in very different applications. 

The main difference between a spreader beam and a lifting beam is the force being applied to the beam: a lifting beam puts a bending stress on the beam, whereas a spreader beam puts a compression stress on the beam. Conditions of the lift will determine which beam is more suitable, such as the available headroom during the lift, the weight and span of the load and the stability of what’s being lifted. 

What is the purpose of a spreader beam?

The purpose of a spreader beam is to distribute the weight of heavy loads. Spreader beams are intended to improve stability, positioning, and safety during heavy lifting. The beam prevents swaying and allows for more accurate load placement, all while reducing the risks associated with lifting heavy or awkward objects.

What are the benefits of a modular spreader beam?

The modular spreader beam design allows for multiple lengths to be configured for a variety of lifts. Mix and match end units with struts when long spans and lightweight lifts are required.

The modularity of Modulift’s Spreader Beam system enables one beam to a perform a variety of lifts by utilising the different strut configurations and end units.

The system is portable and easy to transport. Our longest strut s only 6m/20′ – short enough for the back of a truck! Many of our Spreader Beam components can be handled by one person. Our QJ2 even comes in a handy carrying case complete with shackles.

Our Spreader Beams are specially designed to provide you with a lightweight solution so your cranes can work at maximum capacity without the weight of heavy lifting gear.

What is the capacity of a spreader beam?

There is no hard or fast answer to this, as the capacity of a spreader beam depends on the specific beams’ length, width and specification. At Modulift, our beams span a wide spectrum of capacities – from a modest 2t to an impressive 3000t.

What is a spreader beam in rigging?

In rigging terminology, a ‘spreader beam’ refers to a device or component used to separate or spread apart two or more lifting points or attachment points on a load. Its commonly used in lifting operations to create a stable and balanced lifting configuration, especially when dealing with large or bulky loads that need to be lifted safely.

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