HAND CHAIN HOISTS (Chain Falls)
- Capacities: ¼ ton to 20 ton+
- Lift Lengths: 30ft+
- Customized lift lengths and hand chain lengths available
Hand hoists are intended for vertical lifting only. They are considered a force multiplier, giving the ability to lift very large loads with ease by using mechanical advantage. Most hand hoists are used for infrequent maintenance applications where speed is not a requirement. They have 2 sets of chain, one is for lifting and the other is used to pull or lower the load. They are considerably less expensive than powered hoists, but require physical effort (pulling on the hand chain) to lift the load. They are not fast and should not be specified for continuous lifting applications, especially when long lifts are required. Several are light and small enough and considered more portable and allow them to be taken to the job site.