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Manual Chain Hoist IIII

Whether you are an established and growing assembly plant or a new manufacturing start-up, some questions must be answered. At some point, one of those questions will be, ‘How are we going to lift this’? The answer is to call Protek for your manual chain hoist needs.

Protek Has a Manual Chain Hoist for Every Requirement

We carry an extensive number of Harrington Hoists as part of our larger inventory. A workhorse model popular with many business owners is the Harrington LB 2-Ton Lever Hoist. It is hook mounted, with 10 feet of lift, so it can hang almost everywhere you need to use it. Some of its features include the following: 

  • All steel construction weighs less than comparable die-cast aluminum manual chain hoist 
  • Weight of only 31.5 Lbs for easy removal and movement
  • The Top Hook has a pivot and swivel design for easy installation
  • 77 Lbs Pull to Lift
  • 13.8 feet of Headroom
  • Compact design excellent for small work areas
  • Machined, heat-treated, split load, double reduction gears, provide a longer operational life over many other models 
  • Handle rotates a full 360 degrees for easy operation
  • Weston-style load brake has four braking surfaces with two moisture-resistant brake pads for superb braking action that reduces accidents and damage to equipment and property
  • A fully enclosed brake mechanism that protects against dirt and moisture
  • Meets ANSI B30.16, B30.21 regulations and all applicable OSHA standards

The Harrington LB 2-Ton is also quite versatile. The design allows it to be used not just vertically but horizontally, inverted, and at every load angle possible in your operation.

Tailored Service Plan For Manual Hoist Chains

Every Manual Chain Hoist Protek sells has a service plan tailored to meet your production requirements and both state and federal regulations. If you have a manual chain hoist or crane that you purchased from another agency, we can design a service plan that can meet your requirements without exceeding your maintenance budget. 

If you are ready to purchase a manual chain hoist or crane from Protek Crane Solutions, call our Sales Office today at 855-776-8354. We can answer any further questions you might have with a detailed answer by leaving a message with us at

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Lever Hoist IV

A level hoist can be both a practical and cost-saving tool for the right business. The lever hoist or ratchet is cheaper than its motorized counterpart, requires no electricity, and can be used by any employee that can reach the handle (usually stainless steel) and manipulate it through the recovery stroke, which can be anywhere from 15 to 90 degrees. At Protek, we have a lever hoist that will fit your commercial needs. 

Protek Lever Hoists Support Large and Small Businesses


With the suitable model, a line worker can lift and safely assemble a product or perform maintenance on a heavy item such as a generator or compressor. A popular choice for large and small manufacturing and assembly plants is the Harrington LB030-15. Features include:


  • Easily lifts and supports 3-ton loads for extended periods. More than enough time to get any item through the assembly or repair process. 
  • A new, all-steel construction design that, at sixty-nine pounds, weighs less than many aluminum lever hoists with the same specifications and load capacities.
  • The compact design with 15 feet of lift and low headroom makes it an ideal lever hoist for small shops or cramped quarters. 
  • A 1-27/50 Open Hook makes it simple to quickly move between multiple locations. 
  • Powder-coated to maintain a professional appearance. 
  • Nickel-plated load chain for long life.
  • The spring-loaded, freewheel adjustment mechanism protects against accidental slips and makes adjusting the load chain quick and easy.
  • The fully enclosed Weston load braking system uses two moisture-resistant brake pads with four braking surfaces for quick, positive braking that protects inventory from damage and employees from physical harm. 


Since safety is a priority for your business and ours, we make certain this and every hoist and crane we sell meets the ANSI/ASME B30.21 requirements. Additionally, the LB030-15 also comes with a one-year manufacturer’s warranty, good from the time of installation. 

For further details about the LB030-15 or other lever hoists in our inventory, contact Protek Crane Solutions today at 855-776-8354. If you want more information about how we can support your business, you can also send a request to

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Crane Repair III

Regardless if it is a large manufacturing operation or a family-owned shop, Protek understands how important it is to keep the doors open for customers. That is why our maintenance teams do everything possible to support you, our customers, when it comes to hoist and crane repair. 

Protek Provides Crane Repair for Your Business

Our teams attempt to make every repair possible on-site if a problem occurs. This eliminates the downtime needed to transport your inoperative crane to our facility, where we perform any off-site repair work. This is usually the case for smaller devices such as Jib and Work Station cranes. If a major part requires ordering, our Scheduling Manager can help you arrange the pickup and return of your crane after we complete repairs.

For Single and Double Girder cranes, an off-site repair can be an option depending on the extent of the needed repairs. In most cases, our maintenance teams make repairs in your facility and will complete them in the shortest time possible every time. If the inoperative crane has your business at a standstill, Protek will make it our priority.

Many of these repairs are simply part of the routine operation of a crane or other equipment. Depending on the age of your crane, repairs can include replacing a chain, switching out a motor, or reattaching wires that link the hand controls to the motor. 

This is why every crane and hoist we sell has an extensive warranty. It allows us also to develop a maintenance plan that helps you turn unplanned, emergency repairs into a schedule of inspection and preventative actions that can be accomplished after hours when they do not interfere with normal operations. In addition to repairs, a Protek maintenance plan also allows us to help stay in compliance with federal and state safety regulations. If you did not buy your crane from us, we could still develop a maintenance plan to keep it up and running.

Whatever issue you have with your crane, we can repair it. If you want to stay ahead of repairs to allow your business running without interruption, we can help you do that too. For more information on what Protek can do for your operation, contact us today at You can also call our Sales Office at 855-776-8354.

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Wire Rope Hoist III

Depending on the lift and conveyor needs of a business, installing a wire rope hoist can be the preferred choice over the more common chain hoist. At Protek, our sales team can help every customer choose the best device for their commercial requirements. 

A wire rope hoist can carry the same weight as a chain hoist but do so for a longer period. What gives it this advantage are the multiple strands versus a single chain. This weave of premium-grade, high-tensile steel strands provides increased strength and durability. It works because the weight is evenly distributed along each strand, making each strand both supportive and redundant. 

The advantage is not just in improved strength. A wire rope hoist is often safer than a chain counterpart. If one strand, or several, fray and separate, it does not mean there is a threat to personnel, facilities, or products. When this happens, the operator of the hoist has time to safely inform a supervisor, lower the load to take the weight off the hoist, and wait for a Protek maintenance team to come in and replace the rope. 

Our maintenance teams do far more than just switch out ropes, however. They also install hoists for each of our customers after purchase. A team inspector starts the process by inspecting the support structure of the facility. If a girder or other support beam cannot carry a load over five tons, then mounting a hoist to lift and transfer 10 tons across a work floor is only going to damage the facility, the load being moved, and the floor surface. 

Protek has access to every model of wire rope hoist available from Harrington, R&M, and Detroit, three of the largest hoist and crane manufacturers in the country. That means we can support requirements that run from manufacturing and steel plants that need to move over 100 tons across large facilities to small assembly plants that move only one or two tons across a few dozen feet. 

Regardless of what you need to lift and move in an assembly plant or warehouse, Protek can help you meet that need. Our sales and maintenance teams can also develop a maintenance plan that won’t exceed your operational budget. Call us today at 855-776-8354 to schedule a meeting, or contact us at if you want more information about our products and services.

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Electric Chain Hoist II

An electric chain hoist is a versatile choice for small and large businesses. No matter if it is a 1000-square-foot shop or a 100K square foot assembly line, Protek has the device needed to support your company. Each model in our inventory meets strict State and Federal safety requirements and is manufactured to begin operating within minutes after installation. 

One of our more popular electric chain hoists is the Harrington NER2M020C-CD. It is a 2-Ton hoist with a 15’ lift and motorized suspension. It also includes a standard bottom hook, canvas chain container, a hardwired, 30-foot power supply, and a pendant control length of 13.2 feet. Other features include:

A design that allows it to be mounted to both Geared and Motorized trolleys as well as the basic Hook and Lug Suspension. 

The Load Chain is a Grade 80, nickel-plated chain. It resists corrosion and typical metal fatigue (wear and tear) from daily use.

Its motor is rated for 60 minutes of continuous operation. It has Class B insulation and heat-resistant cooling fans to protect against overheating. 

It has a 5 Pocket Load Sheave that utilizes five deep-groove pockets to reduce chain vibration, which increases support to the load chain. This also reduces chain wear and provides a cleaner vertical lift.

The Friction Clutch eliminates winding which reduces hoist damage during normal operation. Protek also suggests getting an optional feature, the Mechanical Load Brake. If the motor fails, it acts as a secondary brake to prevent damage to property and personal injury. 

Finally, there is The Guardian Smart Brake. It is electromagnetic with a fail-safe device that halts all movement if there is an interruption to the power source. In other words, without current, the brake locks down in place.  

Along with the many Harrington models, Protek also sells and maintains hoists and cranes built by Yale, Coffing, and CM. For more information on these companies and their products, contact our sales and service teams at 855-776-8354. With the right information about your operation, they can help you choose the best fit for your business. If you need product details or require a more extensive response, email us at

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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

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Crane Repair II

Protek understands how important it is to keep operations running so Tennessee and Kentucky businesses can provide quick, efficient support to their customers. From a manual-powered crane to an electrically-powered device, our technicians help companies keep our local economies moving and growing.  

Each crane and hoist in our inventory comes with an extensive warranty. Depending on the size of it, we can repair your crane on-site to keep downtime to a minimum. If part replacement is needed for certain models, our teams bring them back to our repair shop. Our Scheduling office works carefully with your managers and supervisors to quickly return each crane to your facility to keep downtime at the minimum possible. If the inoperative machine has your business at a full stop, we can prioritize and move it to the front of the line.

If your company purchased a crane or hoist with someone else, Protek can still repair it. Our teams are trained on the major brands and have broad experience with most of their models, from a one-quarter ton, floor mounted, jib crane to a 25-ton, double-girder mounted crane.

Maintaining a working crane, however, is better than repairing one that breaks in the middle of a shift. Each crane and other machines we sell comes with a maintenance plan designed for your facility’s environment and meets all state and federal safety requirements. Our team also develops maintenance plans for machines you purchased elsewhere.

No matter the problem, Protek can handle it. If a crane on your work floor needs repair, our teams can quickly get it up and running. If your cranes and hoists are working fine, we can develop and implement a maintenance plan to keep them operational and meet your financial requirements. To learn more about what Protek can do for you and your business, call our sales and scheduling office at 855-776-8354. You can also reach us at

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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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Crane Inspection II

No matter if you have the best crane or hoist available, and Protek sells only the best, it still needs maintenance. After installing a crane or hoist in your business, our support continues with trained maintenance and inspection teams.

Crane inspection and other maintenance actions keep your equipment in good working order to reduce production interruptions. That reduces the chances of losing customers in this economy to actions beyond your control, such as supply chain failures. More importantly, inspections and maintenance also help prevent equipment failures that can injure employees.

However, the reasons for an inspection and maintenance plan do not stop there. Scheduled inspections are required by federal and state agencies for the safety of your employees and anyone else who enters the workspace. Each of our inspectors are certified to perform these state requirements in Kentucky and Tennessee.

On the federal level, inspections are covered by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration or OSHA. It is OSHA Standard 1910.179 (Overhead and Gantry Cranes) that require Periodic and Frequent inspections.

The Periodic inspections are annual checks required for every crane in your business. Frequent inspections are monthly requirements determined by the type of crane and frequency of use, along with other factors. As an example, when our inspectors examine a single girder crane for a Periodic check, they inspect, among other tasks, the packed, pre-lubricated ball bearings for repacking or replacement and the swing arms to ensure they can fully extend or retract.

Regardless, if your crane was a Protek Crane Solutions purchase or not, we can help you develop a maintenance and inspection schedule designed specifically for your business. To get started, call our offices at 855-776-8354 or email your questions to Our intake staff can further explain what we can do to keep your operation up and running.

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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 or call our office at 1-855-776-8354. 

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