Roughneck 1 ton chain hoist review
This powerful chain hoist made by Roughneck is perfect to handle big jobs. You can raise lawn mowers, tires, engines and much more with ease. 20 feet (6 m) lifting range gives the added lift and allows to raise the load much higher than with any other hoist. You can combine this chain hoist in many different ways just to get the right job done. Roughneck chain hoist can be used on construction sites, farms or around the marina to perform tasks near the water. The two chains have different colors so they can be easily identified and operation can be performed with a glance. You don’t have to build a special frame for this chain hoist because it is equipped with a trolley and 360 degree rotating hook. The compact design of this hoist allows to use in tight and small places where other kind of hoists wouldn’t fit in. All steel construction provides long lasting performance and great durability. The gear mechanism is enclosed so it could be protected from moisture and dust. The braking system allows operator to safely secure load at any height. Pulling chain has a very deep groove and a whole new mechanism that prevents chain slipping or jamming.
Size and weight
Roughneck chain hoist has a lifting capacity of 1 ton (2000 lb) but manufacturer testing proves that it can work with weight that is 150% of specified capacity. This chain hoist has 20 feet (6 m) long 15 inches (38 cm) wide grade 80 chains that make a very strong and rust-protected use of this hoist. Without accessories chain hoist weighs 34 pounds (15.4 kg). That is a very large weight for this capacity chain hoist but it’s because of chain length and steel gear mechanism.
- Very big lifting range
- High quality materials
- Durable and easy to use
- Limited lifting capacity – 1 ton (2000 lb)