Columbus McKinnon Corp. has expanded its CM Tornado 360° ratchet lever hoists product line to include new 3- and 6-ton capacity units. Ergonomically designed for increased safety, the patent-pending CM Tornado 360° allows the operator to be more productive with less effort compared to conventional ratchet lever tools.
“Since the initial launch of the CM Tornado 360° late last year, we have continued to look for ways to make this innovative hoist even more versatile for our customers,” said Andre Schon, senior global product manager – manual hoist products. “With the addition of 3- and 6-ton units to our initial 3/4- and 1-1/2 ton offering, we have rounded out our product portfolio and given customers even more options for their lifting, positioning, and pulling applications.”
The CM Tornado 360° redefines ratchet lever hoists with its Sidewinder lever handle, which features a 360-degree rotating lever and a fold-out revolving handle. Working together, these integrated components allow the operator to realize full 360° rotation while working in a safe and ergonomic position. This helps reduce repetitive wrist action experienced with traditional lever hoists, letting the operator use the full 360° range of motion and work up to 12 times faster.
All CM Tornado units have standard lift heights up to 20 feet with additional lifts available. The hoists feature a lifetime warranty and meet ASME B30.21 manually operated hoist standard.
Outside of the North American market, this hoist is available to customers under the Yale brand as the Yale Ergo 360° ratchet lever hoist.