BKW developed a sphere hook for loading and unloading
pipeline spheres. The hook will slide
under a sphere and can be lifted with a jib crane. Loading stands are available for unloading a sphere from a truck
and pushing the sphere into the launcher magazine. The sphere hook can be furnished collapsible for easier storage.
Other pig and sphere handling equipment include:
Baskets for hauling spheres on trucks.
Trailers with jib cranes for unloading spheres and pigs and hauling to launcher sites.
Jib cranes and pig trap trays.
Release hooks for loading pig in vertical launchers.