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AM Army Type Hoist
  • Chester's Model AM Army Type Hoist provides an ideal combination of light weight construction and versatility in an economically priced army type manual chain hoist. With capacities from 1/4 to 5 tons, the beam mounted AM trolley hoist is compact and built to last under a variety of standard industrial and maintenance duty applications. With Chester's legendary designed-in strength, reliability and durability, each model AM hoist is made in America and designed and tested to the requirements of the ANSI B30.16 specification.
  • Features include a lightweight, compact design with steel construction and heat treated load bearing parts. These units are metric rated with a 4:1 design factor and have steel gear and handwheel covers for impact resistance and durability. The hoist load chain is alloy steel and heat treated for strength and endurance. Hooks are forged steel and the trolley wheels are fully machined cast iron with precision ball bearings. The units are simple to assemble and maintain and offer excellent headroom and efficiency. Available options include chain containers, drop stop/bumpers, zinc plated chains and special finishes. Units are available for all types of beams including patented tracks and wide flange beams. Contact our experts with your specific requirements.

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CATALOG NUMBER STD.  LIFT CAPACITY  IN METRIC TONS APPROX. WEIGHT. ADD FOR EACH ADDITIONAL FOOT OF LIFT OVER 10' HAND CHAIN PULL HAND CHAIN OVERHAUL PE R FOOT OF LIFT
PLAIN GEARED
1151-1/2 1152-1/2 10' 1/2 90# 1.1# 32# 24'
1151-1  1152-1 10' 1 90# 1.2# 64# 44'
1151-2  1152-2 10' 2 105# 1.8# 66# 88'
1151-3  1152-3 10' 3 125# 2.5# 68# 132'
1151-5  1152-5 10' 5 160# 3.6# 70# 220'
Maximum lift available on all hoists is 30 ft.

Zephyr Army Type
  • The Chester Zephyr Army Type Hoist consists of the standard Zephyr Hoist mechanism and an integral trolley which minimizes headroom when compared to a hoist suspended from a standard trolley. These hoists incorporate the heavy duty components common to our Zephyr product line.
  • The 1/2 through 2 ton units have a special load bar with swiveling, two wheeled, precision bearing trolleys. These hoists are available in plain or hand geared models and are adjustable for various beam sizes. The swivel trolleys are ideal for negotiating curves.
  • The 3 through 10 ton units have integral four wheeled rigid trolleys with Timken roller bearings and heavy steel side plates and can be adjusted to fit a variety of beam sizes. The compact design and short wheelbase make these units ideal for close quarters and curved tracks.
  • All Zephyr Army Type Hoists are available for wide flange beams, patented tracks, standard I-beams and fabricated or international beams. Options include track clamps, load limiters, trolley bumpers and drop stops, chain containers and spark and corrosion resistance construction. These units are easily customized to meet your exacting specifications. Please contact our experts with your requirements.
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CATALOG NUMBER STD.  LIFT CAPACITY TONS MINIMUM HEADROOM MINIMUM RADIUS CURVE 
**
FLANGE WIDTH ADJUSTMENT RANGE
*
 NET WEIGHT,  LBS.
NET GROSS
PLAIN GEARED PLAIN GEARED PLAIN GEARED
1311-1/2 1312-1/2 8' 1/2 10 3/4'' 21'' 2-5/8” to 4-5/8” 94 139 115 160
1311-1 1312-1 8' 1 10 7/8'' 21'' 3” to 4-5/8” 109 145 130 164
1311-11/2 1312-11/2 8' 1 1/2 13 1/2'' 30'' 3-3/8” to 5-1/2” 169 194 208 240
1311-2 1312-2 8' 2 13 1/2'' 30'' 3-3/8” to 5-1/2” 169 194 208 240
1311-3 1312-3 8' 3 19 15/8'' 36'' 4” to 7-1/8” 220 260 246 300
1311-4 1312-4 8' 4 20 1/8'' 36'' 4” to 7-1/8” 274 295 300 340
1311-5 1312-5 8' 5 23 1/2'' 48'' 4-5/8” to 8” 375 400 405 445
1311-6 1312-6 8' 6 23 1/2'' 48'' 4-5/8” to 8” 375 400 405 445
1311-8 1312-8 8' 8 24 5/8'' 84'' 4-5/8” to 8” 523 563 558 605
1311-10 1312-10 8' 10 25'' 90'' 5” to 8” 673 703 725 773
Zephyr Army Type Hoists are available for wide flange sections, monorail runways, or I-beams outside the normal adjustment range.
Consult factory for details.

* beams listed are for proper wheel clearance only. The customer must verify his selected beam is adequate for his application.
** Radius must be specified on each order. Wheels may require modification for some curves.
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