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 Unfortunately, accidents have occurred while using this outdated method.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, BLP 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®                                             MaxiRider I 

MaxiRider®                                        MaxiRider II 

The MaxiRider® II and the BLP-UltraRider™ utilize the same principal 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!


 MaxiRiderMaxiRider IIUltraRider
Hoist:Tirak XE 301PTirak XE 301PTirak XE 301P
Rated Capacity:700 lbs700 lbs700 lbs.
Wire Rope Diameter:8 mm8 mm8 mm
Reach:210 ft.400 ft.400 ft.
Speed:33 fpm33 fpm33 fpm
Location:Crown MountedDrill FloorDrill Floor
Voltage:110v/ 1 phase220v/ 3 phase110v (wireless control system)
Amps:125<10 W (wireless control system)
Weight:395 lbs.680 lbs.600 lbs.