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Manual Chain Hoist III

As your customer base grows, so should your lifting capacities on the work floor of your operation. This is an ideal opportunity to increase not only the weight load of your manual chain hoists but their mobility as well.


One of our popular options for customers needing to expand is the Harrington GT100M Manual Trolley. Weighing 218lbs, it can lift 10 Tons (20,000lbs) while moving to different stations with minimal effort. This model securely mounts to a support beam with a width range of 5.50 to 8.66 inches and comes with a standard 8 Foot Hand Chain Drop. Some of the features that make the GT100 a great choice are listed below:


Special Contour Wheels – Each wheel on this Harrington model is machined and contoured for perfect contact with either Tapered I-Beams or Flat-Flange Beams.


Sealed Ball Bearings – Harrington also uses sealed ball bearings with a high-quality lubricant in each wheel for a maintenance-free, smooth operation over the life of the hoist.


Adjustable Trolley Width –  Employees can easily adjust each GT100 (and other models) to match multiple beam widths in a matter of minutes. 


Central Shaft Pivot Mount – To keep the workload moving smoothly along the support beams, the wheels and side plates pivot freely along the central shaft. As the GT100 traverses across the overhead structure, this design maintains an even load distribution on all four wheels and reduces the effect of running over welded joints and other irregularities on support structure surfaces.


Each hoist and crane Protek sells comes with a service plan designed to meet your operational needs as well as state and federal requirements. If you have concerns about a hoist purchased from another company, we can still create a service plan that won’t break your budget. 

For more information on our manual chain hoists or other cranes and hoists in our inventory, contact the Protek Sales office. Call today at 855-776-8354 or ask for a detailed response using

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Manual Chain Hoist II

Regarding a manual chain hoist, two of the most common questions we get at Protek are ‘What size do I need for my business?’ and ‘Can you help keep my assembly line (and my business) running smoothly?’. 

The first question always depends on the size of your business. An excellent choice for many businesses is the Harrington SHB050. It has a load capacity of 10,000 lbs which it can lift to 20 feet. The SHB50 is a hook-mounted hoist, which means while it cannot be attached to a trolley, it is easily moved between locations. If there is not a hook available, the hoist can be mounted to a girder with a manual beam clamp. 

Each hoist includes heat-treated, alloy steel hooks. The hook openings are 1 ¾ inch each. At full retraction, the distance between the hooks is a minimum of 24 ½ inches for plenty of overhead. The pull-to-lift load is rated at 92 lbs. Each hoist also meets ANSI/ASME B30.16 standards

Housing dimensions are as follows:

  • Length: 24 ½ inches
  • Width: 13 ½ inches
  • Depth: 6 inches  

The answer to the second question is, of course, yes. Support for our hoists and other products does not end at purchase or installation; it begins there. Every device comes with a manufacturer’s warranty and our technicians can help you design a maintenance plan that protects the operational capabilities of your hoist while also making sure we fit into your budget.

Even if you purchased a Manual Chain Hoist somewhere else, Protek will still build a maintenance plan to support your operational and financial requirements. Our technicians perform the same starting inspections on each hoist at your business as they do for every device we sell. 

To learn more about what we can do for you when it comes to sales, maintenance, or repair, contact the Protek Crane Solutions team today. You can reach our sales team at or call 855-776-8354.

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Electric Chain Hoist

Regardless, if your business has a large assembly line or is a smaller operation, Protek has an electric chain hoist perfect for your industrial needs. Each model we offer meets the strict manufacturing and safety standards and is designed for easy operation from the moment we install it.

Among our more popular hoist models are the Harrington electric hoists. Standard features include the following:

Its 60 Minute Duty Rated Motor can run continuously for a full hour with increased performance thanks to its industry standard, Class B insulation. It also has heat resistant cooling fins and thermal motor protection.

“The Guardian” Smart Brake is a maintenance free, electromagnetic brake system with a fail-safe mechanism that halts all movement when there is a power interruption. Simply put, if the motor has no current, the brake cannot release. The Guardian also has a 10-year manufacturer’s warranty.

The Harrington Friction Clutch prevents over winding and reduces damage to the hoist from normal operation. The Mechanical Load Brake is an optional but often purchased feature that works with the Friction Clutch. It acts as a secondary brake in case of motor failure and is available with the Harrington ER Models.

The 5 Pocket Load Sheave utilizes five deep-groove pockets to better support the load chain while in operation by reducing chain vibration. The vibration reduction also reduces chain wear and provides a straighter, vertical lift during operation.

Each Load Chain is a nickel-plated, Grade 80 chain, which resists corrosion and normal wear and tear (also known as fatigue) from daily operations.

The design of Harrington hoists allows them to be mounted to either Motorized and Geared (Push) Trolleys or a more basic Hook and Lug Suspension.

The Pendant Controls are ergonomically designed for operator comfort and come in both 4- and 2-button dual speed models with a red emergency stop button standard to both.

In addition to Harrington models, Protek also carries an extensive inventory of hoists manufactured by the CM, Coffing, and Yale companies. Call our customer service team today at 855-776-8354 to get started on which electric chain hoist is the best option for your operation. For detailed questions and a more thorough response, you can also reach us at 855-776-8354.

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Manual Chain Hoist

Manual Chain Hoist

For a new start-up, an established business, or a car enthusiast with a big project, one of our manual chain hoists is an ideal answer to the question ‘How do I lift this by myself’?

The next question, of course, is ‘Which hoist is the right one for me’? That depends on what you’re lifting, but Protek has a solution for every requirement. A solid choice for most tasks is the Harrington CF Hand Chain Hoist. It can lift up to five tons without excessive stress and has the following features. 

The hoist’s shell is a tough, die-cast aluminum perfect for most environments. The internal works have fewer moving parts which reduces wear and tear and makes servicing it much simpler. 

The nickel-plated chain is a heat-treated, grade 1000, which resists both wear and corrosion. It also compliments the high-strength main shaft, pinions, and alloy hooks. Underneath all that are precision machined load gears, pre-lubricated ball bearings, and a Weston-style load brake which all function together for smooth and easy lifting and lowering. 

There are no hidden fees with Protek. Each of our hoists comes with a free test certificate, so your business starts out meeting ANSI B30.16, county and state rules, and all applicable OSHA requirements.

On the rare occasion when something does go wrong or if it is simply time to replace an alloy hook according to the maintenance plan, we have it covered. ProTek maintains a complete parts inventory to ensure that your operations are only slowed, and never stopped.

Even if you purchased your Harrington CF Hand Chain Hoist elsewhere, we can still build a maintenance plan to support your device and business. Our inspection team performs the same initial check at your location as they do for each hoist and crane sold from our inventory. 

To learn more about what we can do for you, contact the Protek Crane Solutions sales team today at 855-776-8354. 

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20 Foot Lift 460 Volt Hook Mounted Hoist

At ProTek, we have a hoist that is ideal for your new business. This Harrington model has a 20-foot lift and runs up to 460 volts with hook mounted hardware. It weighs only 154 pounds, so our technicians can quickly install it, and then relocate it just as easily when required. 


Everything for immediate operation is included and once installed, any employee can begin using it after a short training period. With a friction clutch in an oil bath lubrication system, it is nearly impossible to burn out the 1.2 hp motor, even when running at max capacity of 2000 pounds.


The new, Smart Brake system on the hoist is perfect for every business looking to reduce maintenance and other costs. To put it simply, the Guardian brake design does not release unless there is power running through the motor. Your employees must engage the power using the redesigned push-button control pendant. Harrington trusts the Guardian so well the company offers a three-year warranty just for the brake.


It is not just the brake system that has been upgraded though. The load chain is a Grade 80 which provides greater strength and is nickel-plated to resist corrosion and wear in excessive heat, cold, and other harsh environments. Another new feature is the count meter which displays both the number of times the chain is engaged and the total time the hoist is in use. It gives you the data needed to call ProTek for maintenance at the exact time you need us. 


These changes do not reduce the safety requirements for every hoist we sell. Each machine still meets all specs for UL 1340, ASME H4, ISO M5, the ANSI/ASME guidelines, as well as each state and federal labor safety standard. 

I can’t lay it out any better than this: The new Harrington 20-foot lift, 460 volts, hook mounted hoist is an amazing machine for your factory or other business. To make a purchase and schedule a delivery, call the ProTek sales team at 855-776-8354 to get started.

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Harrington NER 2 Ton Hook Mounted Hoist

As a small business owner, our NER 2 Ton Hoist can not only support your operation now but continue to do so as it grows.  It is a hook mounted hoist that is easily movable across a work floor or transferred to a larger facility from one that can no longer support you. Despite its official name, the Harrington NER 2 Ton can lift more than twice that if necessary. 


If your work area is not air-conditioned, that’s not a problem for our hoist. NER models feature Class B insulation and cooling fins for protection against overheating. They also utilize a TEFC or Totally Enclosed Fan-Cooled design. The fan blade, fan cover, and motor fin work together to cool both the motor and brake simultaneously. 


Speaking of the brake, our Smart Brake Technology makes it maintenance-free. The fail-safe design controls brake activation to reduce wear on the brake discs and maintain an accurate brake gap. This technology is how Harrington can offer a 10-year warranty with each hoist. Add to that a continuous 60-minute duty rating, and you have a hoist that outperforms nearly every other model in its class.


Let’s talk about the chain now. Our NER models use shorter and narrower links which increase the amount of surface area in contact with hoist gears. This provides increased tensile strength, and each link is nickel-plated for greater resistance to wear and corrosion. 


Since no two employees are the exact height, Harrington offers a Smart Limit option to help increase individual efficiency and further reduce wear on the chain. Employees can program lower and upper limits of the hook so that it stops exactly where they need it for repetitive loading and unloading tasks. 

As you can see, the Harrington NER 2 Ton Hook Mounted Hoist is a perfect choice for your workspace. If you are not yet convinced, contact our ProTek sales team at 855-776-8354 for more information about product specs, pricing, and shipping costs.

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Options for Manual Chain Hoists

What Manual Chain Hoists do Shops Need?

The correct manual chain hoist depends on the type of business operation. For small appliance assembly and repair, a push trolley such as a Harrington PT010, with a lift of 10 feet and one-ton capacity, is an economical and efficient choice for those factories and other operations where the product or other item must traverse over longer distances.

The L5 Model of the LB028 is an excellent choice for heavier industrial items, with a weight capacity of two and three-quarter tons. Depending on the height of the warehouse and positioning needs, managers can choose between hoists with a lift of 5, 10, 15, or 20 feet.

If a business needs a lift capacity of 10 tons, then the Harrington PT100 is an excellent option. It comes with contoured wheels that fit both flat flange and tapered beams. The PT100 is also equipped with sealed, precision ball bearings that lubed-for-life for low friction and are also maintenance-free for long life in less-than-ideal conditions.

Most push trolley or PT manual chain hoist models also have a geared trolley or GT option more suitable for hoists that traverse over shorter distances. The GT options also provide for better load control. Geared trolley options are available with various lift capacities from half-ton up to 20-ton models.

For lift capacities up to 2 tons, the Harrington GT020 is economical for all material handling. It is an exceptional piece of equipment for assembling items such as cabinets and motors for refrigerators and light manufacturing.

The GT050 has a lift capacity of 5 tons while still weighing only 104 pounds. It is pivot-mounted, which helps assure smooth movement across beams and allows both wheels and side plates to cross over joint welds and other irregularities. This design also serves to keep an even load over all four wheels.

Regardless of whether the choice is a PT or GT manual chain hoist, ProTek’s Harrington trolleys are among the easiest to install. Our technicians can quickly make adjustments to the threaded hanger shaft of these models in the half-ton to five-ton range, a series of simple rotations. They all have machined cast iron wheels for long life and are ATEX rated for limited use in hazardous environments.

Each GT or PT hoist in ProTek’s inventory meets every industry and regulatory standard. That includes ASME/ANSI B30.16, OSHA, NASA-STD-8719.9, and EU Directives: 2006/42/EC. Contact us today for an online or in-person appointment with one of our design team representatives to determine which manual chain hoist or other product best matches the needs of your business. ProTek Crane Solutions is here for you.

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