Lead weights serve a wide range of purposes. From strategic placement to balancing to stackable counterweights, Nuclear Lead Company can create a custom solution for your lead weight and lead ballast needs. Lead counterweights are commonly used in boats, heavy lifters, cranes, elevators, large machinery, and race cars.
Marine ballast, or counterweights, provides stability to sailboats and large ships. In the case of a sailboat, ballast, in the form of lead castings on the bottom of the hull, ballistic shot bags, or lead ingots, cause the boat to settle deeper in the water, thereby making it more resistant to winds that fill the sails. A motorized boat’s counterweights balance the weight and height above the water so the boat can stay afloat despite any heavy waves or winds. If you’ve recently upgraded your pleasure boat, you may have added weight, as well. Trim-ballast can bring your boat back into balance.
Forklifts may also need counterweights to guarantee an even weight distribution. Stack type counterweights, often consisting of cast-metal housings or metal plates of lead, can be removed or added as needed for maximum lift weight.
If you want to increase the capacity of your existing elevator, lead counterweights are the most efficient option due to the density of lead compared to its steel counterpart. Our team can work with yours to come up with the best solution for your situation.
If you have lifting equipment that needs to be recertified, our lead crane test weights will be a lifesaver for you. Stack or nest individual lead weights to reach the weight of the load you have to test for each piece of lifting equipment you own.
The aerospace industry relies on our convenient bags of lead shot to test different scenarios in their planes, from uneven loading to brake testing.
We can meet any need you may have regarding lead weights, so don’t hesitate to inquire about how we may assist you.