Put it in simple words, a Chain Block is a lifting device operated by pulling a hand chain. A Lever Block is a lifting device operated by rotation of a handle/ lever.
3 main differences between chain block and lever hoist:
Although these lifting devices have similar functions and appearances, they are operated differently.
Here are 3 differences between chain block and lever hoist:
- Chain block is used to lift and lower heavy loads vertically, while lever hoist is used to pull and lift in both vertically and horizontally or multi-directional positions.
- Lever hoist is operated using one hand by cranking the handle/ lever forward or backward. Chain blocks are operated with two hands by pulling down on the hand chain.
- Chain block gives you the ability to lift huge loads up to 50 tonnes with ease by using mechanical advantage. Its working load limit (WLL) is greater than a lever hoist which lifts a load up to 10,000 kg.
Chain blocks and lever hoists are excellent devices used for heavy-duty lifting and materials handling operations. A small pulling force will be turned to a larger force to handle heavy objects, thanks to the advanced lifting mechanism.
These manual hoists come with a compact design to fit in small spaces and allow ease of rigging. They can be easily managed by workers and are efficient to operate and serve their purpose efficiently. They are commonly used in construction, maintenance, and workspaces.
If your choice of a hoist is what is portable and does not require a power or electricity source, this is the one you are looking for. It is cost-efficient and easy to maintain. Most importantly, they are built with the highest quality material and are built to last. Our brand KITO- is one of the world’s Top Hoist Manufacturers. You can never go wrong with a KITO hoist.
Before selecting a suitable lifting device, you need to know the capacities of your loads to ensure you match the load with the correct block. The application, size and the type of load must be taken into consideration in selecting the right hoist for your lift.
Comes in 4 variants
These devices come with a massive mechanical advantage, although being simple devices. Our offering of Manual Chain Hoist involves the range of M3 and CX series under chain block and L5 and LX series under lever hoist. They are four variants as below:
M3 Chain Block
For continuous heavy-duty applications
The M3 series is built with premium-grade components for long life in the toughest industrial and contracting applications. It is compact and light yet extremely durable. These chain blocks have a shock-resistant gear casing, double ratchet spring, precision gears and double casing to protect against dust and water, secure and reliable mechanical brake, load chain guide and nickel-plated Grade 100 load chain with long service life. Available in 500kg to 50 tonnes capacity. Ideal for small job sites to big manufacturing plants. Three-year extended warranty on M3 series.
CX Chain Block
For light loads in confined spaces
The CX series is a pocket-sized chain block ideal for small jobs. This uniquely compact and lightweight manual hoist is the perfect solution for light loads in high or difficult-to-reach places. It comes with a wide internal hook diameter, at the top and bottom, which expands the applicable range. The safety overload limiter comes as a standard feature. The load chain and hand chain are highly durable and corrosion-resistant. Ideal for the assembly lines, workstations and job sites. Available in 250kg to 500kg capacities.
L5 Lever Hoist
Heavy-duty applications in any environment
The L5 series is Australia’s most reliable heavy-duty lever hoist available in 800kg to 9 tonnes. It comes with KITO unique patented “freewheel system” which significantly increases operational performance. Also equipped with a nickel-plated Grade 100 load chain, super strong and durable. Ideal for lifting, lowering, positioning, tensioning of loads with maximum efficiency yet minimum effort. Three-year extended warranty on L5 series.
LX Series Lever Hoist
Portable yet high performance
The LX series is a mini, compact and lightweight lever hoist available in 250kg and 500kg capacities. The 250kg model comes complete with a belt bag. Major use in elevated work positions or in tight quarters. Especially useful in confined spaces as it has an ultra-low headroom design. An ideal mini lever hoist for lifting, lowering, or positioning of loads and can be carried or stored in your toolbox.