Columbus McKinnon Corporation (NASDAQ: CMCO), a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of material handling products, systems and services, has expanded its CM Tornado 360° ratchet lever hoist product line to include new 3 and 6 ton capacity units. Ergonomically designed for increased safety, the patent-pending CM Tornado 360° allows the operator to be more productive with significantly less effort compared to conventional ratchet lever tools.
“Since the initial launch of the CM Tornado 360° late last year, we have continued to look for ways to make this innovative hoist even more versatile for our customers,” said Andre Schon, Senior Global Product Manager – Manual Hoist Products. “With the addition of 3 and 6 ton units to our initial 3/4 and 1-1/2 ton offering, we have rounded out our product portfolio and given customers even more options for their lifting, positioning and pulling applications.”
The CM Tornado 360° redefines ratchet lever hoists with its unique Sidewinder lever handle. The Sidewinder lever handle features a 360-degree rotating lever and a fold-out revolving handle. Working in unison, these integrated components allow the operator to realize the full potential of 360° rotation while working in a safe and ergonomic position. This helps reduce repetitive wrist action experienced with traditional lever hoists, letting the operator utilize a full 360° range of motion to work up to 12 times faster.
The CM Tornado is available in 3/4, 1-1/2, 3 and 6 ton capacities with standard lifts up to 20 feet. Additional lifts are also available. The hoist features an industry-leading lifetime warranty and meets ASME B30.21 manually operated hoist standard.