Manual chain hoists are simple devices that are used to lift heavy loads. They are made of quality steel to ensure durability. Manual chain hoists are simpler to use repair and maintain than hydraulic hoists that require electricity to run oil and other necessary accessories. A manual chain hoist works by transforming small forces into larger forces that lift the load, through the use of its system of small and large gears. They are used for lifting engines, in warehouses, workshops, and in construction sites for precision lifting applications. Manual chain hoists are made of a hand chain, a lifting chain, and two grab hooks, one for attaching the load and one for suspending the manual hoist from a designated surface. A manual chain also has in its lifting mechanism, gears, a cog, driveshaft, axle, sprockets
, and a chain breaker
. Many chain hoists are designed with swivel hooks, which allow the chain 360 degrees movement capability in any direction to allow easy and convenient loading. Shop a wide selection of manual chain hoists to fit any budget and application at MRO Supply. We offer manual hoists from various brands, capabilities and options to handle any type of load.