Ratchet Lever Hoists

Lever hoists, often referred to as come-a-longs are usually used when the user is required to hoist the load up towards the top hook where the user is positioned and has access to operate the ratchet lever. If hoisting from ground level, you might require a chain block (hand chain hoist). Alternatively, lever hoists are commonly used to tension, pull and position loads, often horizontally.

The most common way to suspend a ratchet lever hoist is using the top hook and a beam clamp or trolley. Simply secure the clamp or trolley to a suitably rated beam and attached the lever hoist using its top hook, ensure the safety catch is closed and you can begin hoisting by cranking the ratchet on the unit, this lifts the load as the chain passes through the ratchet hoist unit. To Lower, simply click the directional switch to the down position and continue to crank operate the ratchet in the same way.

We can supply ratchet lever hoists with safe working loads from 250kg to 10000kg, the standard height of lift (length of load chain) is 1.5m however you can easily add more even when you buy online. We have ratchet hoists designed for light duty applications and heavy-duty applications, we even have a ratchet hoist designed for off-shore and sub-sea applications. Take a look at our range today and if you are unsure, contact our sales team to help you decide on the most appropriate model to fit your budget and application.

We can supply ratchet lever hoists from the following brands:

  • Yale (Strategic Distribution Partner)
  • Planeta
  • George Taylor
  • Tiger
  • LES
  • Tractel

When choosing a ratchet lever hoist you may want to first determine a few things:

  • SWL (safe working load)- this is the maximum weight you are lifting with your lever hoist.
  • Height of Lift- 1.5m is the standard lift but this can be made longer or shorter at a cost on most ratchet lever hoist models.
  • Usage- if you are going to use your ratchet hoist very frequently in extreme conditions we strongly recommend that you purchase a model such as the Yale D85 or C85 which is built for extremely heavy duty usage and has been known to have a working life up to 40+ years if well maintained. 
  • Suspension methods- all of our ratchet lever hoists are complete with a top hook for suspending the unit. Trolleys and beam clamps can be purchased separately if required.
  • Overload protection- some of our ratchet hoists can be specified to feature overload protection in the form of a slipping clutch to ensure the load is not lifted if beyond the rated capacity of the hoist. This can be added at a small extra cost for a huge addition of safety, highly recommended.
  • Extra's such as lifting slings and shackles can be supplied on request or you can purchase online.

To purchase or inquire about our range of come-a-longs and ratchet lever hoist models- buy online, email or call today.