Lifting Equipment Ltd supply the ratchet lever hoist which is a universal manual type of hoist.
This product is typically used for lifting, tensioning and lashing. The lever hoist allows this to be done from virtually any direction. We are able to supply a wide range of ratchet lever hoists, manufactured by Yale; and available in varying capacities from 250Kg up to 10,000Kg, which will suit most applications
A lever hoist is a lifting device used to offer a mechanical advantage of lifting or lowering a heavy load.
Types of lever hoist include:
- Cable/ rope lever hoists
- Chain hoists
The two types of hoists mentioned above are the most commonly used types of hoists in the world. In the traditional times their purpose was fully served through the manually activities of push and pull. In the modern world the lever hoists are now being created to use electricity as a source of energy to distribute the two forces of push and pull while being used.
They can be used in almost any field that need the extra help to lift or lower a heavy load. One of the fields in which these hoists are heavily utilized is in the construction field.
Construction lever hoists and their purpose
A construction lever hoist which is also known as a man-lift, temporary elevator, passenger hoist, builder hoist or a buckhoist is commonly used in the construction of high rise buildings such as commercial buildings, hospitals etc.
In this category, there are three main types of construction lever hoists to each serve the following purposes:
- Utility to move materials
- Move personnel to another personnel
- Dual rate hoist which can move materials and also move personnel to another personnel.
Benefits of using this hoist in construction include:
- To ease the burdensome task of lifting heavy weights
- To fasten the process of construction as the lever hoist will move the heavy material or personnel in a much shorter amount of time as it is not dependent on the pace of a human being.
- Eases the overcrowding of hired people in the construction industry. In the past a lot of manpower was required in order to enhance productivity and overcrowding was one of the detriments of construction. With the lever hoist there is no overcrowding majority of the work is easier due to the mechanical use and advantage provided during construction.
Ensuring you purchase a product which can cope with the weight capacities for the loads you plan to lift is vital. Our download iformation sheets below will help you to match the correct product to your needs from our range which includes:
- Model LE-UNO Capacity 750-6000Kg
- LE-PT Pressed Steel Model
- The LE Handy Model
- LE-AL Model (Aluminium)
- Pul-Lift Model LE-D85 With Link Chain + Pul-Lift Model LE-C85 with roller chain
Please get in touch by calling 01384 76961 if you have any questions or for more information or email us using our rapid quote enquiry form.
Lever Hoist Information
Ratchet lever hoists are sometimes referred to as lever hoists or even puller hoists and lever hoists are a portable piece of equipment that is made use of for not merely lifting and lowering loads but additionally for tensioning operations.
Ratchet lever hoist’s are often made use of for tensioning utility lines/power cables, shifting and arranging bulky plant machinery, pipe setting, holding items in a particular location for maintenance and so on. Lever hoist could even be used for removing tree stumps; as you can see lever hoists have got a remarkably wide range of uses and are particularly beneficial in industrial areas, car garages and forestry operations.
Let us now examine in more detail at the fundamental functions of a lever hoist. Ratchet and pawl systems are typically employed within a lever hoist, the ratchet is going to be the wheel or gear that the chain rolls over and the pawl is either a hinged or pivoted catch (generally spring controlled) which engages about the teeth of the gear/ratchet to prevent it from slipping in the opposite path to which it is being pulled. The lever or control handle is pushed and pulled up then down which turns the chain over the gear wheel to elevate the load steadily; the more you crank the handle the more it will lift up. Through the flip of a switch the procedure is reversed and thus will lower the load.
Most ratchet lever hoists will also have a free chaining mechanism, this will permit the chain to be pulled in both directions to the length you desire. They also have a top hook to attach the hoist to it’s anchor point, and a hook usually with a safety catch at the bottom end of the chain to fix to the load.