Columbus McKinnon's Tugit lever hoists have a 12" handle for close-quarter operation. The handles are able to operate 360 degrees, making it convenient to operate in any position. The hoists have a lightweight aluminum alloy construction for toughness and portability. A double pawl allows for precise spotting of loads, and a hardened alloy steel link type load chain ensures strength and durability. The hoists also feature full swiveling forged steel upper and lower hooks with latches and positive acting Weston-type automatic load brakes that are weatherized for outdoor service. A quick and easy one handled operation and control enables operator to rapidly change directions of chain travel, and minimal effort required to pull on handle to lift full rated load. Free wheel control permits free travel of chain so that it can be pulled thru hoist for fast attachment of load, as well.