HaulMaster 2 ton chain hoist review
HaulMaster has made a high-quality 2 ton chain hoist with a 10 feet (3 m) lifting range. The chain hoist is made out of steel and grade 80 chain material. The sturdy, hardened steel chain allows to lift heavy objects up to 2 tons(4000 lb) hassle-free and includes a mechanical load brake. Brake gives more control to operator when lifting or working with the object. This chain hoist is perfect for lifting engines or any other vehicle parts. It is recommended to use at home, repair garage, warehouse or contract job. The HaulMaster chain hoist costs approx. 70 dollars which is a medium price for a 2 ton (4000 lb) capacity hoist, but it provides a great quality. The durability of this chain hoist is better than most of these type of hoists – only problem we ran into was chain rusting. They need to be oiled time to time to prevent this fault (this also means that you will have to use gloves if you want to keep hands clean). The grip is very good and movement of chain is smooth because the hoist mechanism is well designed and manufacturer has taken care of most common chain hoist problems. This probably is one of the best chain hoists in the market. It would only be better if it had more lifting capacity so it could be used for more heavier loads, but 2 tons (4000 lb) are enough for most of people. The HaulMaster chain hoist must be used as most of manual chain hoists but there are few tips for better use. If you have a low ceiling the chain will probably drag on the floor (mount the hoist where you can have a dirty floor). Insert a locking pin on both sides of chain by hook because you can never fully trust default safety mechanism.
Size and weight
The lifting capacity of 2 tons (4000 lbs) is possible because of hardened steel chain and sturdy steel material throughout the whole hoist. Lifting range of 10 feet (3 m) allows to use hoist for different purposes. Chain hoists mainly aren’t used for lifting engines but this one would be perfect for this kind of need. Size of the hook opening is 1.125 inches (2.85 cm) which is enough for most of objects to be hooked on it. Whole chain hoist weights 29.55 pounds (13.4 kg) – it’s a few pounds heavier than other 2 ton (4000 lb) chain hoists, but it also has a better quality.
- Durability and versatility
- Great power output
- Good grip
- Light weight
- Reasonable price
- Chain must be oiled regularly to prevent rusting