MANUAL Lever Hoists

Liftsafe Engineering offers compact, portable and highly durable manual lever hoists to pull, lift and position materials. Lever hoists are often referred to as ratchet hoists and allow the operator to move a load through ratcheting movements. This hoist is commonly used for stretching, pulling, tightening or positioning loads and select overhead lifting applications. Lever Hoists rely on manual operation to lift or lower loads and fall into typically two main categories, cable/rope hoist or chain hoists.

Kito LB Series

 The LB lever hoist sets a new industry standard by being smaller, lighter, and stronger than any other lever hoist available. With a capacity of ¾ to 9 metric tonnes, this hoists exceptional strength and durability make it a reliable choice for a wide range of demanding applications, even in extreme environments with temperatures as low as -40°C.

Kito LB series
Kito LX series

Kito LX Series

Discover the LX lever hoist, offering a capacity ranging from 250 kg to 500 kg and operational adaptability from -40 °C to +60 °C, even in 100% humidity. Ideal for rapid repair and assembly tasks, its lightweight and compact structure make it a must-have for any toolbox. The chain freewheel feature enables swift positioning of the load hook when not under load, enhancing efficiency. With high-quality in-house production, the KITO LX ensures longevity and reliability for every application.

Manual Lever Hoist Specifications

FeatureKito LB Heavy Duty Lever HoistKito LX Miniature Lever Hoist
Capacity¾ to 9 metric tonnes250 kg to 500 kg
StandardsASME B30.21, ASME HST-3ASME B30.21, ASME HST-3
OptionsTop hook extender, Shipyard hook, Inspection hook, Black chain, Custom lift lengthsCarrying case attachment, Custom lift lengths
BodyHigh-impact stamped steel housing, Compact and lightweight, Open design for easy inspection and cleaningDie-cast aluminum, Steel internal frame, Compact and lightweight, Portable design for tight spaces
HooksForged, heat-treated alloy steel, Self-closing heavy-duty hook latches, 360-degree rotationForged, heat-treated alloy steel, Self-closing heavy-duty hook latches, 360-degree rotation
Operation360-degree handle rotation, Rubber grip handle, 15-degree recovery stroke, Patented spring-loaded freewheel mechanism360-degree handle rotation, Rubber grip handle, Patented spring-loaded freewheel mechanism, Single-step reduction gearing
GearsHighly durable split-load double reduction gears, Enclosed to protect from dust and waterSealed gears and brake protected against dust and water, Induction heat-treated and case-hardened
Load ChainNickel plated, Grade 100 heat-treated, Link Pitch: 2.8D, Protective guard around chain pinNickel plated, Grade 100 heat-treated, Standard Lift: 5 feet
BrakeWeston-style load brake with four braking surfaces, Five-star thread on brakeWeston-style load brake, Enclosed to protect from dust, rain, and dirt


Each of these systems meet the standards laid out in the AISC Steel Construction Manual, OSHA 1910.179, ANSI B30.11, AWS D1.1/D1.6 and CMAA 74.



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