Never under-estimate the power of a Hurricane.
Of course, that’s obvious in nature, but here we are talking about hoisting and the industry-leading hoists from Columbus McKinnon. Unlike those greatest of storms we see in nature, however, the Columbus McKinnon Hurricane 360⁰ Mini is the smallest hand chain hoist on the market.
Columbus McKinnon, like so many of our suppliers at Industrial Wire Rope, is an industry leader known for innovation, dependability, and quality. With a company history dating back to 1867 and inventor Linus Yale Jr, Columbus McKinnon has been a market leader for generations, continuously developing products that meet the needs of the always-evolving construction industry.
Manufacturing hoist and winches has been the focus of the company since its founding, and it was Yale who produced the firsthand chain hoist with load pressure brake in 1877. Fast forward through the next century and into the new millennium, and Columbus McKinnon offers a hand chain hoist that is unlike any other on the market today: the CM Hurricane 360⁰.
As for the CM Hurricane 360⁰ Mini, it is a unique offering in the impressive Columbus McKinnon portfolio of manual hoists, including lever hoists and hand chain hoists. Many consider chain hoists to be the most basic form of lifting tool; they are one of the most used tools for material handling and lifting.
A chain hoist is a device with very few parts that enables workers to lift or move heavy loads by employing mechanical advantage. There are electric and manual chain hoists, and the CM Hurricane 360⁰ Mini is a manual hand chain hoist.
The CM Hurricane 360⁰ Mini offers several benefits in relation to the Harrington/Kito CX Mini, which is marketed as the “world’s smallest hand hoist.” Among them are added safety, versatility and durability as described below.
|Feature||CM Hurricane 360⁰ Mini||Harrington/Kito CX mini|
|Braking system||Added safety with dual pawl||Single pawl|
|Versatility||Can be operated outside the danger zone from virtually any angle||Can only be operated from directly below the unit|
|Durability||Zinc plating for added resilience in chemical and marine environments||Not applicable|
Safety & Training
Like Industrial Wire Rope, Columbus McKinnon prioritizes safety and emphasizes training on the use of its products.
They offer comprehensive programs at their national training centers, as well as on-site at customer facilities and online.
The courses they offer include hoist and rigging safety and inspection; crane operation and safety; and load securement. Take advantage of these to educate your team about proper use and maintenance of the tools they use every day.
Most importantly, call Industrial Wire Rope about your lifting needs. We’re confident we have the right tool for the specific needs of your job.