About Our Portable Crane, Floor Crane and Shop Crane Products
Ruger Industries originated the hydraulic portable crane also known as the floor crane or shop crane. Ken Ruger recognized the need for a manueverable lifting device during World War II. He commercialized these products to meet the needs of the automotive industry for a flexible alternative to traditional lift trucks, offering greater productivity and value.
Today, Ruger Industries is a division of The David Round Company, a manufacturer of hoists, winches, jib cranes, tractor drives, trolleys, capstans, sheaves and chains and other material handling equipment. Founded in 1869, David Round is a pioneer in industrial lifting, and is well-known for durable equipment, engineered to withstand constant daily industrial use.
Our products are ideal for repetitive lifting and maintenance applications, and are found in diverse uses such as aircraft maintenance, setting architectural glass, tombstone setting and many others.
Unlike other manufacturers of similar equipment, we welcome requests for custom engineered products. A call to our plant in Streetsboro, Ohio will connect you with a knowledgeable engineer who can tailor our load lifting and portable crane equipment to your special need. Because we make everything in our own shop, we are able to offer this flexibility…a service you will not find elsewhere.