About the LGD Ratchet Lever Hoist
The LGD ratchet lever hoist may sometimes be called a pull winch or pull lift the lever hoist can be utilised to pull loads in virtually any direction. However many other types of hoists cannot. Another key benefit to a lever hoist is its portability. They are relatively compact and light in weight therefore they can be carried around by hand and transported in your work vehicle. Consequently they make an ideal tool box companion!
Features at a Glance
- twin pawls
- friction disc brake
- roller bearings
- guide plate
- chain leader and stripper
- short handle
- drop forged hooks with safety catches
- baked enamel paint finish
- toggle switch for direction change
- free wheeling mode
- up to 3000kg capacities
Features of the LGD Pull Winch in Detail
We can supply this hoist in a range of lifting capacities up to 3000kg.
This pull winch incorporates twin pawls. As a result the chain can be pulled through in each direction. The brakes are of the friction disc variety and are asbestos free. Roller bearings or bushes are used on the gears and shafts and incorporate a guide plate. There is also a chain leader and stripper which enables smooth operation.
Both the top and bottom hooks have been drop forged and also heat treated, therefore they are robust. They also incorporate cast double sprung safety catches, which most importantly prevent unwanted dis-attachment.
The lever hoist has a short handle or lever consequently minimising the physical effort required to operate the hoist. The lift wheel has been fully and precisely machined for precision. And the hoist comes with a baked enamel paint finish, as a result you get good protection and longevity.
Using the LGD Ratchet Lever Hoist
The LGD lever hoist is easy to use. It can be utilised in any orientation , as a result its easy to facilitate the pulling and tensioning of objects whether, horizontal, vertical or diagonal.
There is a toggle switch or direction selector switch which enables you to change the direction of the pull, this is also used to tighten or loosen if you are tensioning.
There is the added benefit of a free wheeling mode when the switch is placed in the neutral position. Because of this the chain can be pulled through in either direction quickly and easily without hindrance.
To operate the hoist once it has been attached to the load and anchor point simply select the direction of pull and begin cranking the lever. This will pull the chain over the gears, consequently pulling in the set direction in small increments until you are happy with the positioning. Then you can stop cranking and the load will be held in place until you reverse the operation to loosen/ lower.
Maintenance Checks & Safety
Although the LGD lever hoist requires minimal maintenance there are some procedures that need to be carried out. Above all to ensure the hoist is safe to use and working correctly.
Visual checks should be made before each use checking for problems that could be detrimental to its safe operation. Cracks, dents, distortions, loose fittings and general wear should be noted and should not be used until thoroughly inspected and deemed safe to use. Thorough inspections will need to be carried out at least yearly by a trained person to comply with regulations.
If all is visually good then it is wise to test the mechanics by carrying out a test lift prior to implementing your full lifting task. This will make sure the hoist operated in both directions and holds the load on the brake. Operation should be smooth, if it is not get it checked, there may be something wrong internally.
Talk to us about hoists
Lifting Hoists Direct can supply supply similar products like the cable puller as well as many other types of hoists including chain blocks, electric hoists, ait hoists, builders hoists and more so check out the full range to ensure you are getting the right hoist for your operation.
Should you need some help or perhaps some advice on this lever hoist or any of or other hoists simply call 01384 76961 where one of our team will be able to help. You can also email any enquiries using the contact form.