Lever hoists – sometimes referred to as comealong hoists or pullers – are a heavy duty, lightweight, portable lifting device used to manoeuvre heavy loads into position without the need to resort to complex machinery.
Most often utilised in engineering, manufacturing and maintenance to safely and efficiently heavy items into precise position, the effective use of a lever hoist provides lifting power where it is needed, helps to minimise the potential risk to personnel and property by stabilising the load during positioning.
A versatile piece of lifting equipment, lever hoists are a commonplace utility item in many workplaces, owing to their portability, light weight, and relative ease of use. Designed to lift or lower heavy loads with the use of a lift-wheel and a continuous chain lifting medium, an industrial lever hoist has the ability to situate heavy loads in almost any position with a simple crank of the lever.
Compared to a standard chain hoist, a lever hoist allows the operator to lift or lower a load vertically, or change its axis to move items horizontally. This ability to shift items sideways in a horizontal motion, as well as vertically, demonstrates the hoist’s versatility in applications where access to heavier lifting equipment could be restricted.
As New Zealand’s industrial hoist experts, we supply a range of top quality lever hoists. We’ve used our extensive industry knowledge to handpick reputable brands that we know are reliable and safe, ensuring our customers get the right lifting solution product.
Our durable lever hoists come in a full range of capacities and lengths up to 3 metres, and are fitted with heavy duty safety latches to maintain the integrity of your load and a top swivel connection to allow easy lifting from all angles.
Lever hoists are an excellent addition to any material handling setup, whether you’re working in warehousing, maintenance, operations, manufacturing, engineering, or anywhere that requires a versatile lifting device.
Here is a quick run-down on the two most popular lever hoist designs we supply:
Our manual mini lever hoists come in 250kg and 500kg weight capacities and feature:
Often called a ‘comealong’ hoist, our own in-house Balken brand manual lever hoist is available in weight capacities ranging from 500kg to 9,000kg, and features:
Lever hoists can play an important role in many material handling operations, but, as with all mechanical devices, care must be taken to ensure that the proposed usage meets the appropriate application and does not exceed the capacity of the hoist.
Our knowledgeable team of problem solvers can help you to choose the correct lever hoist setup for your situation, improving the efficiency and safety of your material handling operation by ensuring you have the “right tool for the job”.
Let us do the heavy lifting for you. Contact us today for a consultation and quote.
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