The skip hoist consist of a bucket mounted on four rollers travelling on a tee rail or angle track structural runway with or without counter weights or two buckets balancing each other a winding machine, wire rope equipment for loading and unloading the buckets and a system of electrical apparatus and wire rope sheaves. This is an effective method of unloading bulk materials and is especially applicable to high lifts. It is suitable for various combination of vertical and inclined path of travel. It has a few moving parts.
A skip hoist can handled abrasive or corrosive material and large lumps as well as fine material but very light, fine, fluffy materials should be handled by other
Single bucket, double bucket, counter weighted, uncounter weighted, Slow, medium, high speed.