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Columbus McKinnon introduces an expanded line of Lodestar XL electric chain hoists for lifting applications from 2 to 7 1/2 tons. The new offering provides heavy-duty hoists featuring faster speeds, less reeving, and higher capacities than traditional chain hoists. Workers in automotive plants, heavy equipment manufacturing, paper mills, and related rugged work environments will experience the same dependability and versatility that they have relied on for many years.

The NEW features of the Lodestar XL Electric Chain Hoist include:
  • Lifting capacities up to 7 1/2 tons
  • Increased lifting speeds throughout the line
  • Double reeved units with 3-5 ton lifting capacities
  • Maximum lifting speed of 30 feet per minute
A glimpse of the many features of the Lodestar XL that have honed its reputation for durability and long life:
  • Heavy-duty, multiple disc braking system
  • Forged ten-pocket oblique-lay liftwheel for smooth chain operation, constant chain speed, and reduced chain wear
  • Gearing operated in oil bath for increased lifting life and quiet operation
  • Rated H-4, heavy-duty
  • Standard overload protector
  • Screw-type limit switches
  • Thermally protected motor
  • Factory tested at 125% of rated capacity
3.5 H.R XL Models (unshaded) —Available in single speed, 3:1; two speed, variable speed
5.5 H.R XL Models (shaded) - Available in single speed, variable speed
Unit of Measure


N/A 230/460 V

Motor Phase

N/A 3


N/A 60 Hz


N/A 2 t


N/A 18 fpm


N/A 1