For over 60 years, Budgit® Electric chain hoists have been designed and manufactured for tough jobs.
Since 1935, Budgit® has led the industry in innovation, quality, and dependability. These compact,
lightweight, economical hoists are built to withstand the rigors of heavy service and repeated lifting
cycles. They are easy to service, require minimal maintenance, and offer excellent headroom.
Budgit Hoists are designed for H4 duty (300 starts/hour, 30 minutes/hour on time), which meets most heavy duty
industrial applications. BUDGIT’s range of specifications and features have made it the perfect solution for
thousands of hoists sold in industries such as:
Fabricating shops/ machine shops
Manufactured Housing Industry
Shipping receiving and warehousing
Foundries and Steel Mills
Pulp and Paper
Budgit also offers special hoists for specific industries
Food Handling and Pharmaceutical Options include clean hoist (no paint) or FDA approved epoxy enamel paint, stainless steel lower block, hooks
and chain and food grade oil for gear transmission.
Corrosion Resistant / Plating Applications Options include zinc-plated load chain and hooks, zinc-plated or anodized lower block, motor shaft seal and
sealing of electrical joints.
Explosion Proof and Spark Resistant Features Hoist options allow for use in Class 1, Div. 2, Group C & D applications and Class 2, Div.2, Group F & G
Options include NEMA 7 panel for Class 1, Div. 1 and NEMA 4/12 panel for Class 2, Div. 2, stainless steel load
chain, hook & lower block and intrinsically safe relays.
Precision Handling Budgit offers a wide range of hoisting speeds to suit your application. Optional 2-speed control (3:1 speed
ratio) or variable frequency control (10:1 speed ratio) will offer precision handling control of loads.
Outdoor Service Weather resistant options such as zinc–plated load chain, water resistant covers and sealing of electrical joints
make the hoist a good choice for use in outdoor applications.
The first Budgit Air Hoist was introduced in 1958 in response to an industry need for an economical,
high-performance air hoist. Constant improvements in design have kept Budgit Air Hoists ahead of
changing industry demands.
Budgit Air Hoist Advantages
Precise Load Spotting Lifting and lowering speeds are continuously
variable from zero to maximum.
Operates In Extreme Heat The air hoist motor is designed for operation
under conditions of relatively high ambient
temperatures without need for special
Higher Speeds For applications where speed is a critical
factor in production, Budgit air hoists provide
very fast lowering speeds.
Free From Hazard of Electrical Shock Since compressed air is the power source,
Budgit Air Hoists have a distinct advantage
over electrical shock hazards especially in
Spark Resistant Features Spark resistant options allow air hoists to be
used in areas where danger of combustion or
explosion from atmospheric conditions exist.
Easier To Maintain There are no contactors, transformers, motor
windings, fuses, etc. that are typical in
electric hoists that need to be checked or
replaced. As long as air going into the air
motor is good and lubrication is supplied to
the air motor, the Budgit Air Hoist is very
easy to maintain.