Lever Hoists (Come-a-longs)

Lever Hoists otherwise known as 'Come-a-longs' are from the family of manual hoists, a ratchet type mechanism enables horizontal or vertical lifting, pulling and tensioning of heavy loads up to 10tons. Normally utilising a chain type design, some lever hoists are equipped with steel cable or nylon strapping. Often used in maintenance and engineering applications but can be put to work in the most demanding conditions (given the specification is designed to do so),

What You Need To Know About Lever Hoists and Come-a-longs:

Choosing a lever hoist is pretty easy. 

Lever Hoists otherwise known as 'Come-a-longs' are from the family of manual hoists, a ratchet type mechanism enables horizontal or vertical lifting, pulling and tensioning of heavy loads up to 10tons. Normally utilising a chain type design, some lever hoists are equipped with steel cable or nylon strapping. Often used in maintenance and engineering applications but can be put to work in the most demanding conditions (given the specification is designed to do so),

What You Need To Know About Lever Hoists and Come-a-longs:

Choosing a lever hoist is pretty easy. You want something robust and well engineered, something that will last for a number of years and doesn't command crazy amounts of maintenance and parts- and that is exactly what we supply; industry-leading brands that innovate and regulate to the highest standards.

Capacity: choose from 1/4t upwards, you should always plan to never lift more than your rated load capacity and therefore should choose a come-a-long capable of your duties, it's also recommended that you load your hoist with a minimum load of 10% of the rated capacity.

Lifting Height/Chain Length: 90% of lifting heights are usually 5ft but we can custom reeve to your exact requirements. Choosing a chain length that will accommodate all foreseeable duties of the hoist will be a cost-saving exercise in preventing the expensive and lengthy process of replacing the full load chain with a longer length, retesting and certifying.

 

Environment Specific and Special Designs

At LES we go beyond supplying just standardised robust lever hoists from great manufacturers, we also strive to offer the most unique and innovative ratchet lever hoists for special applications such as theatre and offshore.

Offshore: using lever hoists in harsh salty environments for extended periods of time causes fast corrosion and maintenance nightmares, thanks to our innovative manufacturers we can offer specially designed hoists specified for offshore applications with stainless steel components, special coatings and more to protect against the most intense weather.

Theatre and Entertainment: lifting and tensioning in the entertainment industry requires riggers to act discreetly and to use the most low-visibility equipment. Totally black hoists, load chains and hooks are standard with our entertainment hoists.

ATEX/Spark-Resistant: in applications where the environment is potentially explosive if exposed to sparks it is important to protect against absolutely any and all risks of ignition, this includes lever hoists. Bronze load hooks, stainless chains and many other spark-resistant/ATEX modifications are made to meet the required standard.