Mat Hoist® Facts


Entire System Load Tested to 17,500 pounds to assure safety

To our knowledge, NGE Inc. is the only three (3) cable system that was actually installed in an independent Omaha testing laboratory facility exactly as it would be suspended from a gymnasium ceiling. The Mat Hoist® wrestling mat storage system was clamped to an I-Beam truss with NGE standard clamps, B7 support rods and nuts. All three (3) cables were attached to the load bar which allowed for testing the load bar for deflection. To ensure personal and school safety, proved maintenance free operation and long life the Mat Hoist® wrestling mat storage system is the specification all architects should use.

Architectural Primary Specifications

• The structural “back bone” is a 20 foot I-Beam as the frame including CL-5 unit clamps attaching to NGE universal suspension truss clamps.
• Load tested to 17,500 pounds for safety with results available upon request.
• Mechanically efficient direct helical gear drives the heavy duty twenty (20’) long keyed shaft with three (3) cable drums. Requires no cable pulleys to double motor lift.
• Industrial three (3) phase electric power source for all Mat Hoist® mat storage systems proved energy efficient drawing less amperage, and providing more power to the motor.
• Five (5) and ten (10) year warranties.
• Proved maintenance free by over 30 years of use.
• The proved usage of the one industrial motor system by NGE requires no synchronizing of motors as with a two motor / two cable approach using pulleys.
• Attached bells, whistles, safety straps and synchronizing units are not necessary on Mat Hoist® mat storage system models. The limit switches of the Mat Hoist® mat storage system prevent hoist or structural damage if an operator is inattentive.

Competitors Untested Models

Competitors make a cheaper non tested two or three cable mat storage system. This came about for multiple reasons of which the main one is their viewed need to be able to offer a complete line of gymnasium equipment to the architect. Two companies ordered Our Mat Hoist® wrestling mat storage system, and “reproduced” it as theirs. This was an obvious infringement, which resulted in THEIR having to redesign yielding a cheaper inadequately engineered version. Others created an inefficient two motor / two cable system which requires frequent maintenance adjustments by electricians to synchronize the system. Some companies are still using the phrase “mat hoist” implying Mat Hoist® which is still an unethical marketing approach.

Please be careful with specifications concerning the Mat Hoist® wrestling mat storage system. Our Mat Hoist® wrestling mat storage system name has been advertised nationwide for thirty plus years now, and is registered in the United States patent office. I do not private label nor manufacture the Mat Hoist® wrestling mat storage system products for anyone or any gym equipment manufacturer, including but not limited to Porter®, Jay Pro®, Aalco®, Draper®, ADP Lemco®, or Performance Sports®! NGE does not manufacturer the Mat Lifter®, the Mat Mover®, the Mat Rack®, or the SecureLift®.  I do allow all gym equipment dealers to market, sell and install our equipment after contracting to do so. They must follow our suggestions, knowledge and guidelines to assure satisfaction. Contracted dealers are listed under our dealer locator tab.


We have installed over 700 Mat Hoist® Systems nationwide in:
Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming as well as Canada and several overseas countries.


The Mat Hoist® wrestling mat storage systems will lift and store (also transport when required as from balcony to gymnasium floor) all types of athletic mats as for wrestling, gymnastic, martial arts, physical education, tumbling, cheerleading, exercise, floor covers and even astro turf. Need a Quote? The Mat Hoist®