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Lever Hoist II

A lever hoist is an excellent choice for small business and personal use. It operates without a power source, and different models can lift loads of up to 5-tons and maintain the loads for multiple work shifts without damage to the hoist or the item it supports. Protek has an extensive inventory of lever hoists to meet your operational requirements and budget.

 A rather versatile lever hoist in our inventory is the Harrington 2-Ton LB Model. It is hook mounted with 10 feet of lift, providing an adjustable height that functions well with floor and table workstations.

 Its short steel handle and short recovery stroke (15 degrees) help make it an excellent choice for use in small or narrow spaces, such as mining and shipbuilding. The compact design and weight of only 31.5 pounds also make it easy for employees to quickly move it to another location and set up operations in a matter of minutes.

Other features of the Harrington 2-Ton LB include:

  • A completely enclosed brake system that protects against moisture and dirt.
  • All-steel construction, which weighs less than equivalent aluminum models.
  • Reliable Weston-style load brake that uses moisture-resistant brake pads on four braking surfaces.
  • Heat-treated, split load, double reduction gears for a long work life.
  • A patented, spring-loaded mechanism to greatly reduce the risk of accidental freewheeling or load slippage but still makes adjusting the load chain easier than many other lever hoists.
  • Top and bottom steel hooks are heat-treated, open slowly to prevent fractures when carrying heavy loads, and rotate 360 degrees.

There are additional options available that make the 2-Ton LB a reliable choice for manufacturing, construction work, routine maintenance, and repair operations. These include 15- and 20-foot lifts to accommodate facilities with higher ceilings and load-limit warning handles for additional safety.

Finally, each Harrington lever hoist we sell meets ASME B30.21 requirements and includes a test certificate that verifies each model was factory tested to 125% of rated load capacity.

 Call the Protek sales office today at 855-776-8354 for more information on how we can meet your commercial or personal requirements. For more detailed answers or if you want specifics on different models to compare, you can send requests to info@protekcranesolutions.com.

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Wire Rope Hoist II

For many business and personal requirements, a wire rope hoist is a better option than a standard chain hoist or crane. At Protek, we have an exceptional inventory of hoists to support personal use and commercial operations. 

Our sales team members have access to R&M, Harrington, and Detroit products; three of the most trusted names in manufacturing when it comes to cranes and hoists. That allows us to help individuals with a range of one to three-ton hoists and commercial operations such as industrial appliance manufacturing and metal fabrication with larger hoists that include a weight load of up to 150 tons. 

Wire rope often makes for a better hoist due to its weave design. This weave of multiple wire strands allows for a smaller device that can carry more weight for a longer time than its chain counterpart. Regardless of which company you choose, each hoist we sell uses only high tensile steel wire made with premium-grade steel. 

In addition to its increased load capacity, a wire rope hoist can also be a safer option for your personnel and facilities. A steel strand that separates on a wire hoist does not result in an immediate threat. There are hundreds of other strands to carry the weight until the operator can safely lower the load to the ground. This prevents damage to the load and the floor. It also reduces the risk of injury to employees. 

Our installation team does more than simply arrive on-site, attach a hoist where you direct them, and leave. Protek specialists inspect the overhead girder or other support structure to ensure that, for example, the Detroit Model DR6M30 with a three-metric ton lift capability isn’t attached to a support beam that can only support two metric tons. Our team can also work with you to determine a maintenance plan that supports operations without breaking your budget. 

Whatever your personal or business need, Protek has an option to fit any requirement. Our sales team can help you with the details in terms of floor space and height requirements from an assembly line to a one-car garage. To get started, email us at info@protekcranesolutions.com or call our office at 1-855-776-8354. 

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Lever Hoist

A lever hoist is also called a ratchet, come-a-long, or puller, depending on its direction. As an example, if used in a horizontal direction, one of these hoists can be used for stretching chain link fencing into a tight position before attaching it to end posts for a professional-looking security fence.

If used in a vertical direction, a lever hoist can lift everything from a refrigerator cabinet to a diesel truck engine in a safe manner for easy access to assemble or repair each item, depending on the hoist’s specifications. No matter what your requirement might be, Protek can help you choose the right model of lever hoist for your business.

A popular lever hoist available from Protek is the Harrington Model LX005. This model lifts a ½ Ton to five feet. Smaller hoists like this one are compact, easy to use, and just as easy to move from one location to another as your operation grows. Standard components for this and other Harrington hoists include:

  • An upper and lower block assembly.
  • Steel components (Friction discs, nut, and bolt assembly, pawl, and ratchet wheel).
  • A nickel-plated chain coating.

 Other features include:

  • Top and bottom hook openings of 1 inch for quick connections.
  • Chain length of 6 feet that provides a safe gap between the upper assembly and the top hook even when lifting at its full height.
  • Lever handle length of 7 1/8 inches for easy grip.
  • Electrostatic enamel finish for a professional appearance that resists dirt and oil, as well as scratches and gouging.
  • 62 lbs. Pull-to-lift rated load.
  • Meets all ANSI/ASME B30.21 requirements.
  • One Year Manufacturer’s Warranty.

The most significant feature of the LX005 is the Weston Style Load Brake. When raising an item or rewinding a wire rope to the drum, an operator turns the handle to the UP position. Each movement of the handle then compresses the ratchet wheel and friction discs between the nut and bolt assembly, ensuring all parts turn together, which prevents slippage. This compression also generates the clicking noise as the pawl makes contact with the sprockets of the ratchet wheel.  

For more information on how Protek can meet your needs, call our Hermitage, Tennessee headquarters today at 855-776-8354. If you need more detailed answers to your questions, you can also send any inquiries to info@protekcranesolutions.com.

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Wire Rope Hoists

For industrial and heavy-duty applications, a wire rope hoist is better than a chain hoist. Protek offers a wide selection of wire rope hoists from the Detroit, Harrington, and R&M Hoist lines of products. The hoists we sell and service are designed for operations such as paper mills, fabrication, die handling, and other production lines with similar requirements for weight and extended operating hours where needed. Each machine is designed not just for performance, but for long-term reliability and safe employee operation as well.

Why is a wire rope hoist a better option? In a word, redundancy. Each one is woven with multiple strands of steel wire. That means the stress of a load’s weight is distributed over each strand and not concentrated in a single link as with a chain hoist. This is why a wire rope can handle heavier loads and suspend them for a longer time, which allows for more time to complete a new piece of equipment or repair/maintain an older item without needing to set it down to relieve stress on the hoist.

That redundancy also provides increased safety for employees and reduces inventory damage. If a strand breaks on a wire rope, the other strands can take up the weight until an item can be safely lowered to the ground or a work surface. If a break happens with a chain hoist, there can be immediate damage to not just the load, but a heavy item can also damage a floor or crush a worktable underneath it. Worse, the falling item can also severely injure an employee.

The mounting options we offer include a base (deck) mount or a lug suspension system. Both are very reliable with modern construction and the latest features to help ensure low maintenance costs and years of superb service. Features common to each hoist include the following:

Drop Forged Steel Hook: This high-strength hook is extremely tough and can still swivel a full 360 degrees even when carrying a maximum weight load.

High Tensile Steel Wire: Only premium-grade steel is used in the hoists we sell. Once woven together, a wire rope can carry up to three times the weight of a chain hoist.

There are dozens of other options available, depending on the needs of your business. To determine exactly what you need, call Protek Crane Solutions sales team today at 855-776-8354. They can help with not only sales but also set up a maintenance schedule to keep your new hoist running smoothly for years to come

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