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CM Fast Ship Hoists

Columbus McKinnon is continually adding more hoists to their faster shipping programs. These three hoists are now available with faster lead times.

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Man Guard fast ship electric Chain Hoist
CM Lodestar Fast Ship Electric Chain Hoist
CM Lodestar XLl fast ship heavy duty Electric Chain Hoist

CM Man Guard
Electric Chain Hoist

Capacities: 2 and 3 tons

CM Man Guard is designed for a long and dependable service life for heavy duty applications. With its enhanced safety features, easy access to key components, less maintenance, and environmentally friendly design, the CM Man Guard is the right choice for your lifting needs.

Overload Protection

Overload clutch prevents lifting beyond load capacity, which may damage the hoist or supporting structure or cause injury to the operator.

Ready For Heavy Duty Applications

H4 duty motor classification rated for heavy duty use.

Longer Service Life

Class F insulation and thermal switch in motor winding reduces motor overheating.

Helical Gears are oil bath lubricated which provides better wear while reducing noise.

Powder coat painted housing and corrosion resistance zinc plated chain provides superior protection against the elements.

Hard-wired power and pendant cords reduces risk of corrosion and loose connections.

Improved Serviceability

Open design allows quick access to AC Brake.

Easy access to Control Panel and simple wiring change to switch voltages.

Superior Load Control

Optional Variable Frequency Drive (VFD) with 3 Step infinitely variable pendant allows operator to adjust lifting speeds without interruption. Many competitors only offer a 2 Step pendant requiring service interruption to change lift speeds.

Eco-Friendly Energy-Saver

Efficiently designed gear train allows a smaller horsepower motor to operate at the same speeds and duty as our competition and reduces energy consumption. Shipped in boxes made of recycled material.

Made in the USA

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Electric Chain Hoist

Capacities: 2 and 3 tons

Legendary in performance the new Lodestar features quieter operation, an environment friendly design, easier access to components, higher duty cycles, less maintenance and enhanced safety features.

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Less Maintenance & Easier Inspection

Heavy Duty DC Brake is designed for a long service life. Brake location allows for quick access and easy inspection.

Lifetime grease-lubricated Gear Box means no oil change out is required. Precision gears provide better wear and longer life.

Clutch located outside the Gear Box allows for easy access which eliminates the need for complete disassembly and reduces downtime.

Improved Serviceability

Easy access to the Clutch, Motor, Electrical Control Panel and Brake Assembly.

Longer Service Life

Lifetime grease-lubricated Gear Box and helical gearing ensures efficient operation. Heavy duty rated motors. Hoist workmanship backed by a lifetime warranty.

Quieter Operation

80% reduction in sound pressure as compared to the classic Lodestar.

Improved Load Safety

Clutch is located outside the load path which prevents slipping of the load in an overload condition when brake is not powered.

Improved Chain Life

5 Pocket Lift Wheel provides better chain and lift wheel engagement for smoother lifting and reduced vibration - which equates to less wear and a longer chain life.

Zinc plating to protect chain from environmental conditions.

Easy Access Control Panel

With finger-safe wiring and plug and play connectors, the Control Panel allows for quick voltage change, access to terminal strips and simple fuse installation.

Exceeds H4 Requirements

Lodestar exceeds H4 requirements, engineered for high duty cycles and the toughest applications.


Lifetime grease-lubricated Gear Box means no changing and disposing of hazardous oil.

Documented RoHS compliance.

Shipped in boxes made of recycled material.

Standard Features

Fabric chain container and rigid hook suspension standard on every Lodestar.

Lifetime Warranty.

Metric rated.

CSA/US National Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL).

Optional Features:

  • Double DC Brake - Two independent acting DC Brakes for redundant braking. Field Installation Kit available.
  • AC Electrical Brake.
  • Variable speed drive (VFD) or traditional 2 speeds available.
  • Primary and secondary transformer fusing.
  • Rotatable limit switch - Designed for quick reset of limit position.
  • Black phosphate or stainless steel load chain.
  • Metal and stainless steel chain containers.

Made in the USA

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Lodestar XL
Electric Chain Hoist

Capacities: 2 to 7-1/2 tons

The CM Lodestar XL Electric Chain Hoists features a heavy-duty design with faster speeds, less reeving, and higher capacities than traditional hoists. Works in automotive plants, heavy equipment manufacturing, paper mills, and related rugged work environments.

Features and benefits

Increased lifting speeds throughout the line

Double reeved units with 3-5 ton lifting capacities

Maximum lifting speed of 30 feet per minute

Lodestar XL Traits

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

Made in the USA

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