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    Historically, personnel lifting has been accomplished using a material lifting winch, or a winch that has been modified to lift personnel. Unfortunately, accidents have occurred while using this outdated method. These injuries have been attributed to an overly aggressive line speed, and miscommunication between the winch operator and the rider. Following a series of unfortunate accidents on land drilling rigs, Bishop Lifting developed a new safer way to lift personnel in the oilfield. We introduced the MaxiRider® in 1998, and it has been accepted as the new “Standard in Personnel Lifting”.



    The MaxiRider® has many safety features that make it superior to winches.  The rider controls descent and ascent using a wireless remote control. The speed of the winch is 33 fpm instead hair raising 90-120 fpm. The electric hoist has secondary brakes, and if there is a power loss on the rig the rider can swing over to the ladder and climb down, or the emergency descent lever can be engaged to lower the rider slowly.

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     MaxiRider I

    MaxiRider II


    The MaxiRider® II and the BLP-UltraRider™ utilize the same principle of operation as the Crown Mounted MaxiRider®. The MaxiRider® II and the UltraRider™ are designed with the intent of being mounted on the drill deck floor. The MaxiRiderⓇ II incorporates 220 Volt service motor for hostile environments. The BLP-UltraRider is designed for customers who prefer a pneumatic-powered unit over conventional electric models. Floor-mounted models use a Crosby M-491 Derrick Block mounted under the crown to direct the path of the wire rope. Both the MaxiRiderⓇ II and the UltraRider™ are designed using Class I Div. 2 electrical components for safety in extreme environments. Bishop Lifting Products is pleased to offer a personnel lift you can depend on!