CM Tornado 360 Ratchet Lever Hoist

Redefining lever-operated hoists, the CM® Tornado 360°™ features the revolutionary Sidewinder™ lever handle that allows for efficient operation in both lifting and pulling applications. Ergonomically designed for increased safety, the patent pending CM Tornado 360° lets the operator work up to 12 times faster and with as much as 30% less pull force than with conventional ratchet lever tools.

Available in 3/4, 1-1/2, 3 and 6 Ton capacities with standard lifts up to 20 feet.

STANDARD FEATURES

SIDEWINDER LEVER HANDLE
This first-of-its-kind lever handle design will revolutionize the ratchet lever hoist industry. Its unique foldable handle and 360° rotating lever increases productivity while reducing the risk of operator injury.

CONVENIENT DIRECTIONAL INDICATOR
Easy-to-use, highly visible directional indicator located on the handle clearly shows the operating direction as lifting, lowering or neutral.

EASY & SMOOTH FREE CHAINING
For quick take up and positioning of slack chain – even with one hand. Designed not to accidently free chain while under load. Cast chain end stopallows the user to easily position the chain in free-chaining mode and prevents it from entering the lift wheel and jamming the hoist.

POSITIVE LOAD CONTROL
Enclosed Weston-type brake stays clean and dry for precise load positioning.

BUILT TO LAST
Lightweight aluminum housing withstands rigorous use and features high-quality, long-lasting bearings. Powder coat finish provides extra protection in harsh environments.

EXCELLENT CORROSION PROTECTION
Robust chain guide and chain stripper made from cast steel and zinc-plated for corrosion protection.

100% LOAD TESTED CHAIN
U.S. units contain gold chromate chain designed and manufactured in the U.S.A. by Columbus McKinnon. Canadian units contain zinc-plated chain. Both chain finishes protect against corrosion.

EASY-TO-INSPECT SWIVEL HOOKS
Bolt-on hooks with nylon locks help users comply with ASME B30.21 and B30.10 inspection requirements. Hooks are forged, allowing them to yield under overload without breaking. Cast safety latches provide positive and secure load engagement.

INDUSTRY-LEADING WARRANTY
Our lifetime warranty on all mechanical components, including the Sidewinder lever handle, is the industry’s best warranty against manufacturing and material defects. With our 3-year brake warranty, if the brake discs wear out within 3 years from the date of purchase, CMCO will replace the ratchet disc assembly free of charge.

EASY IDENTIFICATION
Each unit has a unique serial number for easy and accurate identification.

MEETS ASME B30.21

OPTIONAL FEATURES

SHIPYARD HOOKS
Available on 1-1/2 and 3 ton units only.

INTERNAL LOAD LIMITER
Allows the handle to rotate freely, preventing the lifting of an overload sufficient to damage the hoist. Units equipped with a load limiter feature a black hand wheel for quick and easy on-site identification.

CM SMART ID™ RADIO FREQUENCY IDENTIFICATION
Simplify inventory and inspection management processes.

At a Glance

EASILY CHANGE YOUR GRIP TO SUIT THE APPLICATION
The CM Tornado 360° gives operators ultimate flexibility. When an application requires a customary ratcheting hand grip, the Tornado 360° can be operated like a traditional lever tool when the lever handle is in the upright position.inspection management processes.

ERGONOMIC DESIGN DELIVERS OPTIMAL OPERATOR SAFETY

  • Hoist design allows the operator to work in a safe and ergonomic position.
  • Sidewinder lever handle enables smooth 360° operation, reducing repetitive wrist action experienced with traditional ratchet lever hoists.
  • Double reduction gearing and high-quality bearings decrease required pull force by up to 30%, reducing operator fatigue.

EASILY CARRY & TRANSPORT WITH JUST ONE HAND
When folded out, the lever handle can serve as a carrying grip for easy transport. Simply attach the end stop to the hook and slip the hook onto the Sidewinder lever handle to lift and carry the unit with one hand.

EASIER MAINTENANCE & INSPECTION
For quicker maintenance and lower repair costs, screws are set into the hoist body to protect them from potential damage. To ensure optimal performance and safety, demand genuine CMCO parts. Protect your investment, maintain warranty requirements and preserve the integrity of your hoist’s superior design – ask for Parts Star™ by Columbus McKinnon.

Series 653 Ratchet Lever Hoist

CAPACITIES & LIFT
3/4 & 1-1/2 Ton capacities (new shorter handle). 3 & 6 Ton capacities (standard handle). Metric Rated. Standard Lift up to 20 feet.

COMPACT & PORTABLE DESIGN
Take this rugged hoist anywhere. Easily transported and rigged even in the smallest work spaces.

FREE CHAINING
Single-handed free chaining feature allows for quick take up and positioning of slack chain. Designed not to accidently free chain while under load.

360° ROTATING HANDLE
Full rotation of handle allows for versatile rigging options when working in confined spaces.

RUGGED DESIGN
Impact resistant stamped steel frame and gear cover withstands repeated rigorous use.

BUILT TO LAST
Zinc plated hardened steel chain provides strength and longer wear life which translates to less down time.

POSITIVE LOAD CONTROL
Enclosed Weston type load brake stays clean and dry for positive load positioning.

LOAD CONTROL
Double pawl design ensures that one pawl will be engaged at all times for reliable load control.

SAFE & SECURE
Standard heavy duty forged safety latches on hooks provide positive and secure load engagement.

CORROSION RESISTANT
Standard powder coat finish for extra protection against corrosion when working in harsh environments.

NON-SLIP RUBBER HANDLE GRIP
Comfortable rubber grip provides for extra protection against slippage.

Meets ASME B30.21

5 YEAR WARRANTY

THE ADVANTAGES OF THE SHORTER HANDLE

LESS WEIGHT TO TRANSPORT
Reduces the overall weight of the hoist, making it even easier to carry and operate.

FITS IN SMALL WORK AREAS
The smaller handle allows the Series 653 to fit into confined work areas.

MAKE THE FULL ROTATION
Take full advantage of the 360° rotating handle with less worry of obstructions.

Series 653 Ratchet Lever Hoist Specifications