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LGD Chain Hoist

LGD Chain Hoist

Our range of manual chain hoists include one of our best selling products the LGD chain hoist. The LGD manual chain block range includes a number of different lifting capacities which range from the smallest at 0.5 tonne to the largest hand chain block at 5 tonne which should cover the majority of everyday lifting tasks.

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  • £53.75

About the LGD Chain Hoist

This product is a cost effective manual lifting device with a limited one year warranty and comes with a test certificate and declaration of conformity which includes the model serial number for your records and tracking purposes. Complies to the machinery directive 2006/42/EC.

These robust manual chain blocks have been proof loaded to way above the stated working load limit and the safety factor is 4:1 so you can be assured of a rugged hoist. They can be operated in a wide range of temperatures from minus 10 degrees to plus 60 degrees C. The LGD chain block is ideal for a wide range of lifting applications such as heavy industrial use or tough mining operations.

LGD Block and Tackle

Using the LGD block and tackle is really quite easy thanks to the smooth running components. You should remember that the hoist should be checked over before every use for defects which may result in lift failure. Check all parts such as both hooks for wear and tear, and both the chains for link distortions, cracks and stretched links. This procedure applies to all hoisting devices and test lifts are always recommended to ensure the load is secure, balanced and the brake holds firm.

Maintenance is minimal, keep the hoist clean and well lubricated; don’t forget to get it thoroughly inspected at regular intervals by a competent person. Lifting Gear Direct can arrange this for you, all inspections are carried out by our own skilled engineers and certification is issued on completion.

Spare parts are available and are relatively straight forward to fit by a competent person however it is wise to get an experienced engineer to do this given the type of work it will be used for. LGD offers repairs and maintenance alongside our inspection services.

Technical Aspects of the LGD Manual Chain Hoist

The gear and hand wheel cover are made from thick, pressed steed to ensure protection from external shocks and to keep them functioning even in extreme conditions. The top hook and the load hook are made from heat treated, drop forged steel and are fracture resistant. They can swivel the full 360 degrees for easy attachment and include cast safety catches. If the hooks are overloaded they will open up gradually as a safety indicator, which is why they need to be checked prior to use as stated in the section above.

The chain block incorporates a double pawl system to ensure fail safe breaking. An overload device can be fitted on request.

This chain block ensures trouble free and smooth operation thanks to the robust load chain guide and chain stripper incorporated within. There is also a limiting device to prevent over lowering which can cause hoist/load failure. The high grade alloy load chain has been electro-plated for maximum strength and is finished in black, all adding to the wear and corrosion resistance.

Other benefits to this chain block include asbestos free brake linings and sealed bearings. The LGD hand chain block has a single chain fall on models up to 3 tonne model and the 5 tonne model has 2 falls of chain. You can find all the other technical specifications including the hoists dimensions in the table below.

Accompanying Lifting Equipment

Lifting Gear Direct has everything you need to complete your lifting operation. You may need a lifting sling and some lifting shackles for strong connections, or perhaps you need a lifting clamp for handling specific loads; We can also tailor make a jib crane or mobile A-frame gantry system to suspend your chain block from should you require it. Check out our full range of lifting equipment where we cover all commonly used equipment in any trade area. If you can’t find what you are looking for then just ask, we can nearly always help with your lifting solutions. Call us now on 01384 76961.


LGD Chain Block Specifications









Standard Lift m2.
Proof LoadkN7.3514.722.129.444.173.5
Effort Required to lift rated loadN224281290328372332
No of Falls of Chain 111112
Load Chainmm5×156×187.1×218×2410×3010×30
Net Weightkg9.3121719.733.142.5
Extra weight p/m of extra lift kg1.