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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.