Lever Hoist LH-C type

Item No.: 1204
Lever hoists, often referred to as chain lever block or 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.
Description Safe Use of Lever Hoist Grade 80 Load Chain

H-Lift Lever Hoist/Lever Block LH-C type
A Lever Hoist is a piece of high-quality equipment used to lift and lower heavy loads without the aid of machinery. Lever Hoists have the ability to lift items in most positions, including horizontally. A Level Hoist is usually fitted with a heavy duty safety latch to hold your items comfortably and a top swivel connection which will allow easy lifting from all angles.

  • Compact design and light weight for ease of use.
  • Easy two-step operation to prevent accidental free-wheeling.
  • Drop forged alloy hooks are designed to stretch when overloaded before chain failure and are equipped with integrated heavy duty safety latch. 
  • High grade alloy steel load chain, 20Mn2, black oxide as our standard,  SAE 8620 is optional.
  • Each hoist is proof tested at 1.5 times the rated capacity.
  • Complies with EN13157, ASME B30.21, AS1418.2 and SANS1636.
Lever Block
Ratchet Lever Hoist
Grade 80 Lifting Chain EN 818

Item No. Capacity Standard Lift Proof Load Effort Required to Lift Rated Load   No. of Falls of Load Chain Load Chain Dimensions(mm) N.W.   Extra Weight per Metre Product Code
t m kN N mm A B C D Hmin L K kg kg
LHC050 0.5 1.5 7.35 180 1 6x18 158 97.5 135 34 300 250 21 6.8 0.8 120400500
LHC075 0.75 1.5 11.0 270 1 6x18 158 97.5 135 40 320 250 26 7.3 0.8 120400750
LHC100 1 1.5 14.7 360 1 6x18 158 97.5 135 40 320 250 26 7.3 0.8 120401000
LHC150 1.5 1.5 22.1 295 1 8x24 176 102 162 45 380 270 30 10.6 1.4 120401500
LHC200 2 1.5 29.4 393 1 8x24 176 102 162 50 380 270 30 10.9 1.4 120402000
LHC300 3 1.5 44.1 335 1 10x30 198 112 211 55 480 430 38 20 2.2 120403000
LHC600 6 1.5 88.2 370 2 10x30 198 112 254 65 620 430 44 29 4.3 120406000
LHC900 9 1.5 132.3 420 3 10x30 198 112 319 85 700 430 50 42.4 6.5 120409000

Remarks: Hoists with the lift in other length are also available.

Safe Use of Lever Hoist
H-Lift Lever Hoist/Lever Block
Lever Hoist
Lever Block
Ratchet Lever Hoist

A lever hoist, also known as a lever block or a ratchet lever hoist, is a type of mechanical lifting device that is used to lift and move heavy loads. It is typically used in situations where a manual lifting device is needed and where electric or hydraulic options are not available or practical.

A lever hoist consists of a lever handle that is used to operate a ratchet and pawl mechanism, which allows the hoist to lift and lower loads with precision and control. The lever handle is attached to a chain or wire rope that is wound around a drum inside the hoist body. When the lever is pulled, the ratchet and pawl mechanism engages, allowing the drum to rotate and the chain or wire rope to be lifted or lowered.

Lever hoists are commonly used in construction, manufacturing, mining, and other industries where heavy loads need to be lifted and moved. They are designed to be compact, durable, and easy to use, and can be operated by one person. They come in a range of sizes and lifting capacities, so it's important to choose the right hoist for the job based on the weight of the load that needs to be lifted.

• Store and handle lever hoists correctly.
• Inspect lever hoists and accessories before use and before placing into storage.
• Ensure any support fits freely into the seat of the hook and does not exert a side thrust on the point.
• Check the operation of the brake.
• Check that the bottom hook will reach its lowest point without running the chain against the stop.
• Adopt safe slinging practices and follow the instructions for the safe use of the equipment used.

• Expose lever hoists to chemicals, particularly acids, without consulting the supplier.
• Replace the load chain with a longer one without consulting the supplier.
• Extend the lever or use undue effort to force the lever hoist to operate.
• Throw, drop or drag a lever hoist.
• Allow oil or grease to come into contact with the brake.
• Expose a lever hoist directly to the elements, water spray, steam etc without consulting the supplier.

Selecting the Correct Lever Hoist
Lever hoists are available in a range of capacities with either link chain or roller chain. Select the lever hoist to be used and plan the lift taking the following into account:
Type of chain - link or roller.
Capacity and range of lift.
Lever hoists are designed for use at any attitude and may be used both for lifting and pulling applications.
Consult the supplier if the lever hoist is to be used in areas of high risk, exposed to the elements, water, steam etc, with hazardous substances, eg acids or chemicals, or subjected to extremes of temperature.

Storing and Handling Lever Hoists
Never return damaged lever hoists to storage. They should be dry, clean and protected from corrosion.
Store lever hoists hung from the suspension hook with the chains raised clear of the ground.
Lever hoists should not be dropped, thrown or dragged across the floor.
Never galvanise or subject the chain, or other load bearing parts, to any other plating process without the express approval of the supplier.

Installing and Commissioning
Follow any specific installation instructions issued by the supplier and the general requirements given overleaf. Try the lever hoist to ensure that it operates correctly and that the brake is effective. Ensure the chain is not twisted, it must move freely. The bottom hook must reach the lowest required position without the chain running out to the end stop.

Using Lever Hoists Safely
Do not attempt lifting operations unless you understand the use of the equipment and the slinging procedures.
Do not use defective lever hoists or accessories.
Check the slinging arrangement ensuring that the lever hoist is safely rigged and that chains are not twisted. Do not use the load chain as a sling.
Check the load is free to move before commencing and that the landing area has been prepared.
Raise the load just clear, then halt the lift to check the integrity of the lever hoist, slinging method etc.
Do not extend the operating lever, eg with a tube, to force the hoist to operate.
Do not allow loads to swing out of control.
Keep fingers, toes etc clear when lowering loads.

In-service Inspection and Maintenance
Follow any specific maintenance instructions issued by the supplier but in particular keep load chains lubricated and free of debris. Check the operation of the brake. Brakes must be kept free of oil, grease etc. Never replace the load chain with a longer one without consulting the supplier.
Regularly inspect the lever hoist and, in the event of the following defects, refer the hoist to a Competent Person for thorough examination: wear; damage to hooks and fittings; damage or distortion to slack end stop; chains worn, bent, notched, stretched, cracked, corroded, do not hang freely, twisted or jump; load slips or will not lift; damaged hoist casing; bent or cracked operating lever; illegible markings.

Grade 80 Load Chain
Short link chain for lifting purpose to EN 818-7, Fine tolerance hoist chain, Grade T, Type T:
Manually operated hoists, or power operated hoists with slow speeds, where the working environment does not involve abrasive conditions.

Grade 80 load chain is commonly used in chain hoists and lifting applications due to its high strength and durability. Grade 80 chain refers to an alloy steel chain with a specific strength rating, and it is designed to handle heavy loads in various lifting and material handling tasks. 

  • Hoist chain shall not be used either immersed in acid solutions or exposed to acid fumes.
  • The hoist chain shall be guided smoothly and without twist into and out of the pocket wheels.
  • To atttain maximum service life the hoist chain shall be lubricated, particularly in the interlink contract areas.
  • The hoist chain should be maintained in a clean condition so that free movement is not impaired by the presence of dirt or grit.


Surface finish: black oxidized or electric galvanized.

Item No.  Size Pitch Width Length for 11 x Pitch WLL Proof Force Min. Breaking Load Mass Product Code
mm mm Internal Min.
External Max.
mm T kN kN kg/m
G8H0412 4 12 4.8 13.6 132 0.5 12.6 20.1 0.35 501020412
G8H0515 5 15 6.0 17.0 165 0.8 19.6 31.4 0.55 501020515
G8H0618 6 18 7.2 20.4 198 1.1 28.3 45.2 0.78 501020618
G8H0721 7 21 8.4 23.8 231 1.5 38.5 61.6 1.06 501020721
G8H0824 8 24 9.6 27.2 264 2 50.3 80.4 1.38 501020824
G8H0927 9 27 10.8 30.6 297 2.5 63.6 102 1.78 501020927
G8H1030 10 30 12.0 34.0 330 3.2 78.5 126 2.2 501021030
Grade 80 Type T Load Chain, H-Lift China
H-Lift Chain Block
Grade 80 Lifting Chain, H-Lift China
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