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Manual Chain Hoists - Hand Chain Hoists and Lever Hoists

Manual chain hoists are the perfect choice for those seeking simplicity and ease of use in their lifting applications. These hoists provide reliable lifting power through manual operation, either by hand chain or by lever, rather than external power sources. This makes them the perfect solution for industrial applications where there is limited access to electricity. Or they can offer a portable lifting solution wherever you need one, from construction sites and manufacturing plants to machine shops and garages.

TSOC offers a wide selection of manual hoists from top manufacturers like Harrington, Columbus McKinnon (CM), OZ Lifting Products, Coffing Hoist, Budgit Hoist, Chester Hoist, Yale, Little Mule, and Elephant. Our inventory includes hoists with different capacities and chain lengths, ranging from 1 ton to over 5 tons, that can be customized to meet your needs. Browse our selection of hoists below!

Buy CM Hand Chain Hoists
Buy CM Hand Chain Hoists

CM hand chain hoists are known for their durability, efficiency, and versatility. The Hurricane 360° model offers heavy duty construction and smooth operation, featuring a rotating hand chain guide that lets you use it at any angle.

Buy CM Lever Hoists
Buy CM Lever Hoists

CM Lever/Come Along Hoists are known for their compact design, portability, and durability. These lever chain hoists can be used to pull, lift, and position materials, making them ideal for plant maintenance, industrial jobs, and construction sites.

Buy Coffing Chain Hoists
Buy Coffing Chain Hoists

Coffing Hoist has been manufacturing industrial rigging equipment for over 50 years. Based in the U.S.A., Coffing Hoist is known for their quality products and excellent customer service. The Coffing line of manual hoists is available at a value price.

Buy Harrington Hand Chain Hoists
Buy Harrington Hand Chain Hoists

Harrington Hoists offers a wide range of load limits. From the CX Mini hoists, which has a lightweight design and is a great option as a portable hoist. To the Harrington CB hoists, and industrial hand chain hoist that can handle heavy loads up to 100 ton.  

Buy Harrington Lever Hoists
Buy Harrington Lever Hoists

Harrington's LB Lever Hoist is engineered for easy operation with a compact, low headroom design and can be used horizontally, vertically, inverted or at any angle. The LX Mini are lightweight hoists, yet  extremely durable and have all the power you need to get the job done.

OZ Stainless Steel Hoists
OZ Stainless Steel Hoists

The OZ Stainless Steel Hand Chain Hoist is a durable and reliable tool designed for heavy lifting and load control. Made from high-quality stainless steel, this hand chain hoist is resistant to corrosion, making it ideal for use in harsh environments or outdoor applications. We offer stainless steel hoists of different chain lengths from 1/4-ton to 5-ton.

Why Choose a Manual Chain Hoist?

Manual chain hoists, also referred to as chain falls or chain blocks, are the most economical hoisting equipment for lifting heavy loads. They are commonly found in maintenance tool boxes and are used in most industries including manufacturing, agriculture, construction, mining, oil, and public utilities.

Manual hoists come in two general styles: Hand Chain Hoists and Lever Hoists. Hand chain hoists use the power of the worker for operation and are primarily used for vertical lifting. Lever chain hoists are used for pulling, lifting, and positioning.

Manual hoists are known for their ease of installation. Often they are hook mounted from the upper hook, whether to a beam clamp or push trolley. Some hoists may also be purchased with an integral trolley or in styles that are ideal for low headroom applications. 

Hand Chain Hoists

  • Hand chain hoists are an economical way to lift even the heaviest of loads.
  • Equipped with two chains:
    • The hand chain is a continuous chain that is looped around a wheel located on the hoist. This wheel is designed with recessed pockets that engage the chain and allow the pulling of the chain to drive the gearbox of the hoist.
    • The lifting chain, or load chain,  moves up or down when the hand chain is pulled in one direction or the other and can be reeved with several stands of chain (falls) depending on the capacity of the hoist.
  • Common uses of hand chain hoists include construction, maintenance, and precision lifting applications.

Lever Chain Hoists

  • Lever pullers are used to both lift and pull items during the rigging process.
    • These manual chain hoists are designed to move loads either vertically or horizontally.
    • Lever pullers can be used inverted or for any angle pull.
    • Because of their compact design, these hoists can be used in tight quarters.
    • Lever chain hoists are usually designed to free wheel for fast/easy movement of the unloaded lifting chain, and they have 360 degree rotation of both the lever and the top swivel hook, allowing for easy rigging.

TSOC is a distributor of manual hoists, both hand chain hoists and lever chain hoists. We serve clients from coast to coast, Canada, Mexico and are especially focused in Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Nebraska, Arkansas, Mississippi, Tennessee, Kentucky, South Carolina, Florida, and Oklahoma.

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