Special Service and Supply offers a wide range of come along ratchet winch hoist models. Different models are designed for different purposes; some are better suited for commercial uses, while others are designed for rescue. How do you decide which model or which features you need?
Type of Hoist
Special Service and Supply wire rope hoists use 7x19 aircraft cable. If rust is a concern or in highly corrosive environments, such as coastal and marine applications, the C2M Marine Grade Ratchet Winch Hoist, which uses an anodized aluminum frame and stainless steel cable, may be a better option.
Another factor to consider is the lifting or pulling capacity you need. Unlike many similar products, Special Service and Supply winch hoists can function as both a winch and a hoist and can be used for pulling, lifting, or both. When purchasing a winch hoist, it is important to understand capacity specifications.
Each Special Service and Supply winch hoist's rated maximum capacity reflects the maximum safe amount of weight it can lift vertically. A hoist with a 4,000-pound capacity can vertically lift an object that weighs 4,000 pounds. However, when it comes to pulling horizontally, the pulling force can be more or less than the rated lifting capacity depending on different factors.
If you're going to use hour come along primarily for lifting, you can choose a hoist with a rated capacity equal to or greater than the maximum amount of weight you need to lift. If you are using it primarily for pulling, a capacity equal to the weight of the object you are pulling should be sufficient, but a lower capacity can often be enough.
Another factor to consider is the distance you will need to lift or pull the object. The entire length of the cable should be usable.
One final factor to consider is the range of available features. The rapid lowering feature allows you to lower a load more quickly than a standard design. A wind up wheel can be included to quickly take up slack. Removable pulley-blocks and conversion kits are available to convert a Special Service and Supply hoist to permanent single-line or double-line operation. Different hook options are available for many applications, including self-locking hooks, swivel gate hooks, and eye-bolt options. Overload protection is an essential feature in choosing a come along hoist and the protection should easily replaceable while protecting both the hoist and the object being raised or pulled.
For a complete list of our Special Service and Supply hoists and available features, visit our products page. For more information, or if you need help determining which come along ratchet winch hoist is right for your application, submit a contact form or call 970 879-5810. Thanks
Gar Williams, President, Special Services and Supply