Hoists – Manual

Chester Hoist, a Columbus McKinnon brand, specializes in the design and manufacture of high-quality, custom-made hoists for unique and challenging applications. So, when our customer came to us with a special need for a hand chain hoist to raise and move large rolls, Chester Hoist was put to the task. The customer had a long […]

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At Columbus McKinnon, we always enjoy seeing how our products are used in the industries we serve.  So when this application photo (above) from a construction site featuring our products crossed our path, we had to share it. This photo shows 70 of our CM Cyclone hand chain hoists being used for the construction of a […]

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Columbus McKinnon is very excited to introduce its newest product, the CM Bandit 3/4 and 1-1/2 ton ratchet lever hoist, to the Canadian marketplace. The CM Bandit is loaded with features and benefits that will make it one of the most versatile hoists on the market today. What makes the CM Bandit so great? We […]

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Do you want to learn how to inspect our new CM Hurricane 360 chain hoist? Peter Cooke, our Training Manager for Rigging & Load Securement, will teach you how to properly disassemble, inspect and reassemble our popular CM Hurricane 360 hand chain hoist in our free Safety Webinar.  Peter will also walk you though how to set […]

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Our customer asks: “Why did you develop a CM Series 653 ratchet lever hoist with a shorter handle? What are the advantages of the shorter handle?” Answer:  We are continuously looking to improve existing products. The main reason why we redesigned our lever hoist with a shorter handle was to facilitate usage in confined spaces, a […]

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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 […]

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Columbus McKinnon is proud to announce its most versatile hand chain hoist yet; the CM Hurricane 360!  Unlike traditional hand chain hoists; the Hurricane 360 may be used in any direction due to its patented hand chain cover that rotates 360 degrees allowing a convenient way to move loads without standing under or near the […]

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Having some of the most recognized brands and products in the industry does not happen overnight. At Columbus McKinnon, users have relied on quality products and expertise for 135-years. From the days of horse and buggies to supplying key products for the aerospace industry, thousands of applications have utilized a Columbus McKinnon product for reliability. […]

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