Can the Yoke anchors be used to lift GLT, NLT, and DLT panels?

The Yoke anchors can be used to lift Glue Laminated Timber (GLT), Nail Laminated Timber (NLT) and Dowel Laminated Timber (DLT) panels.
To make Glue Laminated Timber (GLT) panels, dimensional lumber pieces are stacked and glued together to make floor, wall and roof structures. Similarly, with Nail Laminated Timber and Dowel Laminated Timber, lumber pieces are fastened using nails and wooden dowels respectively.

Lifting big mass timber panels depends on the factored weight. However, for the GLT, NLT and DLT panels it is recommended to use the Yoke XL. The Yoke XL should be placed at an angle to the ply with the most screws possible. This will maximize the wood engagement which is important for these panels.

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