Manual hoists are available in two general styles: Hand Chain Hoists and Lever Hoists.
Hand chain hoists are primarily for vertical lifting and uses the power of the worker for operation. The exception is the CM Hurricane 360 hand chain hoist which incorporates a patented rotating hand chain guide that allows it to be used in a variety of ways. Lever hoists are used effectively for pulling, lifting and positioning. Manual hoists may also be purchased with integral trolleys and in styles that are ideal for low headroom applications