Columbus McKinnon Expands CM Hurricane 360° Hand Chain Hoist Offering

Product portfolio now includes 15- and 20-ton capacity units as well as integrated trolley models

Getzville, New York, UNITED STATES

GETZVILLE, N.Y., April 25, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Columbus McKinnon Corporation (NASDAQ:CMCO), a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of motion control products, technologies and services for material handling, has expanded its offering of the unique CM Hurricane 360° hand chain hoist to include new 15 and 20-ton capacity units as well as a full line of army-type, integrated trolley models. Designed for versatility and safety, the CM Hurricane 360° features a patented 360-degree rotating hand chain cover that allows operators to lift and position loads from virtually any angle.

“Because of its unique design, the CM Hurricane is the ideal hand chain hoist when working in tight spaces, above the load, in drifting applications and when the operator needs to maintain a safe distance when handling a load,” said Andre Schon, Senior Global Product Manager – Manual Hoist Products. “Now, with the addition of higher-capacity units and integrated trolley models, we have made this one-of-a-kind hoist more versatile than ever.”

New army-type, integrated trolley CM Hurricane hoists feature a compact, low-headroom design that provides even more flexibility in applications with low ceilings or limited space. Available as plain or geared models, these trolley hoists have reduced side clearances and end approach to aid in maneuvering heavy loads in tight spaces. They can be easily adjusted to fit a wide range of beam widths and profiles and have trolley wheels designed for smooth rolling with pre-lubricated, encapsulated ball bearings.

Rugged, durable and easy to maintain, the CM Hurricane 360° is available in capacities ranging from 1/2 to 20 tons with standard lifts up to 30 feet. It is also backed by Columbus McKinnon’s lifetime guarantee. All models are now available with optional chain containers as well.

To learn more about the CM Hurricane 360°, or any of our products, call Columbus McKinnon Channel Services at 800-888-0985 or visit

About Columbus McKinnon
Columbus McKinnon is a leading worldwide designer, manufacturer and marketer of motion control products, technologies, systems and services that efficiently and ergonomically move, lift, position and secure materials. Key products include hoists, cranes, actuators, rigging tools, light rail work stations and digital power and motion control systems. The company is focused on commercial and industrial applications that require the safety and quality provided by its superior design and engineering know-how.

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Contact: Christie Lagowski
Communications Specialist
Columbus McKinnon Corporation

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