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Coffing and CM Ratchet Lever Hoists: Great Benefits and One-Handed Free Chaining

Hoisting & Lifting Equipment | by Tim Lewis | Nov 11, 2018


Coffing Hoists LSB Lever Hoist: Free Chaining

Coffing LSB Lever Hoist features one-handed free chaining that allows quick and easy one-handed take-up and positioning of slack chain. The LSB capacities range from 3/4 to 6 tons, with 5, 10, 15 and 20 foot standard lifts.

Ratchet lever hoists by Columbus McKinnon have countless benefits. Their lightweight design makes them easy to handle and transport. Some are even small enough to fit into your lunch box! Lever hoists are an extremely adaptable tool that can be used for a variety of applications.  When you choose a hoist with one-handed free chaining feature, you have one of the easiest to use ratchet lever hoists on the market.

True One-Handed Free Chaining

Our Coffing LSB Lever Hoist and CM 653 Lever Hoist features true one-handed free chaining. This feature allows tslack chain to be pulled in either direction for easy chain adjustment or connection to the load. The LSB and 653 lever hoists have a neutral position that allows smooth free chaining with just one hand while the hoist is in a vertical or horizontal position and not under load. Many competitive hoists require you to hold the chain while re-engaging the mechanism, forcing you to use both hands. The Coffing LSB and CM Series 653 offer TRUE one-handed free chaining operation which makes it easier for you to get the job done.

If the hoist is under load and the lever is put into the free-chain, or neutral position, the load will not lower, which is an ASME requirement.  All Columbus McKinnon hoists made for the US and Canada meet ASME standards.

The Coffing LSB and CM Series 653 capacities range from 3/4 to 6 tons, with 5, 10, 15 and 20-foot standard lifts. We have just published a video which explains the free chaining of our Coffing LSB lever hoist in more detail. Take a look and let us know what you think!

Tim Lewis

Tim Lewis is a Business Development Director at Columbus McKinnon Corporation. He has been with the company for over 35 years working in various roles in the United States. Tim resides at the Lexington, Tennessee chain factory.

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